Strangely, the water pressure coming out of your shower head is suddenly barely enough to rinse your hair. What could be causing this abrupt loss of water pressure? In the face of a plumbing system issue, it is often tempting to hope the issue will go away on its own while imagining the multiple stresses that will come from a problem buried deep within your walls or belowground. However, issues stemming from low water pressure do not have to be overwhelming. C. Lee Services offers professional plumbing diagnosis and repair services to the Akron, Ohio area, including trenchless pipe repair, a modern technology that can fix below ground sewer and water line issues at often a fraction of the time, cost, and disruption to your home and property.
What Causes Low Water Pressure?
It is important to get professional advice regarding low water pressure before the issue builds into a much larger, and often more expensive and damaging, problem. Low water pressure can be symptomatic of a variety of things, including a growing clog or blockage in your pipes, or a cracked pipe or leak in which some of the water entering your home is escaping elsewhere, either into the soil beneath your foundation or into the walls or floors.
Low water pressure that accompanies a leaking or cracked pipe can also come along with other symptoms. You may hear whistling sounds indicating escaping air or water, or clattering or banging from pipes that have become loose or disjointed. You may also notice a higher water bill, or wet spots in your lawn. In the worst cases, flooding or staining of walls or floors may occur within your home. When accompanying clogs or blockages, frequent backups and flooding are more common symptoms.
How to Fix Low Water Pressure
C. Lee Services will offer a quick assessment and diagnosis of the problem, whether it be a blockage or a leak. If a blockage is suspected, a process of pipe cleaning called hydro jetting is used. This practice uses minimal chemicals and instead uses a strong stream of water to flush out your pipes and clear offending clogs and residues. If this method does not solve your low water pressure problem, then a sewer camera inspection is often recommended. By inserting a small waterproof camera down plumbing infrastructure, our experts can locate the location of the crack or leak, or large blockage.
If a crack or leak is found, then trenchless pipe repair is often recommended. Our team of professionals utilizes HammerHead® point repair equipment to enter your plumbing system from a single point, avoiding the need to excavate or move large quantities of dirt or other structures. By inserting a resin-soaked inflatable tube along the damaged area of pipe and then inflating it, point repair equipment coats the inside of the already existing pipe and seals off any cracks or leaks. This process is often done within a day, and can be much cheaper than an estimate involving excavation and total replacement of sections of pipe.
Let Our Team Solve Your Low Water Pressure Today
When low water pressure strikes your home or business, don’t wait until the problem blows into a larger issue. If lease call our team of informative and friendly associates today for an assessment and estimate of repair.