Low water pressure is rather uncommon here in Cincinnati, which is why we wanted to do an article alerting you to what the cause could be if you’re experiencing a decrease in your home’s water pressure.
Most homes in our area actually have high water pressure and have a pressure-reducing valve installed in the home to help adjust the water flow accordingly. So if you normally have decent water pressure and you’ve noticed a drop off in water pressure throughout your home, whether sudden or gradual, you probably want to have a licensed plumber come and check it out.
There are a few possible causes:
When too little water comes out, you and your family probably find yourselves running the sinks or showers longer than usual, trying to get your hands or bodies cleaned; or running a load of dishes or laundry a second time, because things are still soapy, or dirty. What you might not realize is that a majority of the water coming into your lines might be escaping into the ground, or worse, the structure of your home. Aside from a high water bill, that can cause some serious damage to your home.
If you suspect a leak in your water lines, call BEST Plumbing Service of Cincinnati right away to get a licensed plumber out to your home to find the source of the problem and get it fixed rapidly. In the meantime, we recommend restricting your water use, or if it’s a serious leak, shutting off the main water supply entirely.