“We have never had a problem with the water pressure before, but now, you turn on the shower and look.” Graine is a homeowner in the East Side. “It’s barely a trickle of water.”
What can cause a sudden loss of water pressure?
As East Side plumbers, when we hear that a home has suddenly lost water pressure, we become concerned. There may be an issue with the water supply outside of the home – for example, a water main break in the neighborhood. The loss of pressure associated with this type of event will be reversed when the water mains are repaired and service is restored.
However, if the local water supply is fine and there’s a sudden loss of water pressure in the home, it could be one of three fairly serious concerns. The first is leaking pipes. If the water is leaking from your water supply lines, it could cause a sudden loss of water pressure. If you see any evidence that your pipes are leaking, call your East Side plumbers in right away to fix the problem.
What are the other two concerns that could potentially cause a sudden loss of water pressure? The first is that the pressure regulator has broken and needs to be repaired or replaced. The water pressure regulator is a vital component.The expected useful life of a water pressure regulator is only 10-15 years, so this is a not-uncommon problem.
The other potential cause of a sudden loss of water pressure is a sudden obstruction of the water supply lines. This most often can happen due to iron or other minerals in the water supply forming a scaly coating on the inside of the water supply lines.
Unfortunately, it is quite difficult for the homeowner to determine if the issue is the water pressure regulator or a blockage within the water supply lines. That’s why it’s important to call your East Side plumbers for help right away if you experience a sudden loss of water pressure.