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Low Water Pressure in Austin, TX?

Call The Water Pressure Experts At Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing

Low water pressure is an inconvenience that nobody wants to deal with. Whether low water pressure is making showers unpleasant or not allowing appliances like dishwashers to be fully functional, low water pressure is something that should be addressed as soon as possible. At Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing, we can assist you in improving the water pressure of your home’s plumbing system. If you’re experiencing low water pressure in Austin, TX and surrounding areas call the plumbing professionals at Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing today.

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Do You Have Low Water Pressure?

If any of these apply to your home, then you may be experiencing low water pressure

  • Sinks & showers produce less water
  • Hoses & sprinklers produce less water
  • Toilet takes longer to fill after flush
  • Dishwasher not fully cleaning dishes
  • Clothes not fully washed after cycle
  • Water pressure gauge reads below 55 PSI

What Causes Low Water Pressure?

There are a number of reasons that a home could have low water pressure. From leaks to a malfunctioning pressure regulator, low water pressure can be the effect of a number of different plumbing problems. When it comes to low water pressure, it’s best to leave the identification of why it’s occurring to professional plumbers, like the team here at Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing. At Stan’s, our experienced plumbing experts will be able to identify why your home’s plumbing system has low water pressure. To discover why your Austin area home has low water pressure, reach out to Stan’s today!

How can I troubleshoot low water pressure?
There are a few things that homeowners can check to try and address low water pressure.

  • If it appears to be a single fixture with low water pressure, like a sink or a showerhead, then it’s likely an issue with that fixture, and not your home’s pipes and water supply.
  • For sinks, clogged aerators or cartridges are common reasons for low water pressure. These can be removed with a pair of pliers from the end of the faucet, and cleaned with a mixture of water and white vinegar.
  • For showers, remove the showerhead and inspect for signs of hard water deposits. Cloudy, hard water deposits block the flow of water and decrease water pressure. If you see signs of hard water build-up, soak your shower head in a bowl of water and vinegar overnight, and scrub at any remaining spots in the morning.
  • If your entire house has low water pressure, check to ensure that the shut-off valve isn’t partially closed. This is typically located underground near the street, in the garage, basement, or similar crawlspace.
  • Low water pressure is common in homes that are over 20 years old, and an old house can have low water pressure due to clogged pipes. If this is the case, it often requires the assistance of an experienced plumber like the team here at Stan’s Heating, Air, & Plumbing.
What causes low water pressure?
There are a number of causes for low water pressure including mineral deposits, pressure regulator malfunctions, corroded pipes, and more. It usually requires a professional to diagnose the exact cause of low water pressure. Rely on professional plumbers like the team at Stan’s to diagnose what’s causing the low water pressure in your home.
How does low water pressure get fixed?
Low water pressure is repaired based on the issue that is causing it. Different issues require different solutions, and there are a number of different issues that could cause low water pressure. For instance, if a mineral deposit is the reason that your water pressure is low, we’ll work to clear your pipes so that water can flow properly.
What is the ideal water pressure in Austin?
For the Austin area, you typically want to see a range between 55-62 PSI. Anything higher or below this range indicates a pressure problem. You can check your water pressure by locating the water meter, typically located near the curb in front of your home. Having the ideal water pressure is important as water pressure that is too high can cause problems as well, including ruptures, leaks, and appliance failures. If a plumber can not identify an issue, the City of Austin will come to your home and perform a diagnostic. Any issues from the house to the street are the responsibility of the homeowner.

How Low Water Pressure Affects Homeowners

Showers

Low water pressure can cause showers to be unpleasant, increase present soap scum on the skin, and increase the required time to take a decent shower. Low water pressure in the shower is one of the most common dead giveaways that your home has low water pressure due to how noticeable the difference can be. Common reasons for low water pressure in the shower are clogged nozzles as a result of mineral deposits, old shower heads that require replacement, corroded pipes or undetected leaks.

Sinks & Faucets

When low water pressure is affecting sinks and faucets, handwashing dishes can take an exorbitant amount of time and effort. Low water pressure within sinks and faucets can also extend the time necessary to bathe infants, cook, clean, and do all the other common household tasks that involve the sink. The most common reasons for low water pressure in a sink are a clogged aerator or a clogged cartridge. These are often simple fixes that a plumber can fix on their first visit.

Toilets

If your toilet has low water pressure, it will take considerably longer to fill than usual after a flush. Low water pressure within toilets can also require multiple flushes in order to get the job done entirely. If the toilet doesn’t flush properly, it can lead to clogging as there is not enough water pressure flowing through the waste pipe. If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your toilet, contact the team at Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing today.

Home Appliances

Home appliances are another place where low water pressure is clearly evident. Within the dishwasher, low water pressure will cause dishes to be not fully clean after a wash. With regard to washing machines, soaps and detergents can remain on clothing even after a full cycle has been performed. Low water pressure also tends to reduce the life span of dishwashers and laundry machines alike, as well as the energy efficiency of these appliances.

How We Diagnose & Fix Low Water Pressure

At Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing, we use a multistep process in order to diagnose the cause of your low water pressure. Whether it’s a leak or malfunctioning regulator, our team will test different areas of your plumbing system to pin down the exact cause of low water pressure in your system. This includes using a gauge to check the static pressure of the home and running tests to identify leaks. Depending on the issue your plumbing system is currently facing, we’ll develop a plan of action to properly fix the problem and ensure that water is flowing in full force, across the entirety of your home.

HOW WE WORK

1 Request Your Service

Give us a call or fill out our online service request form to request an appointment. We’ll reach out to finalize your appointment and schedule a time for a plumber to arrive at your location.

2 Technician Arrives

We’ll send a technician to your address to assess your concerns and repair them to your satisfaction. Our Whole House Approach ensures we’ll discover the root of the problem.

3 Satisfaction Guaranteed

Once the job is complete, we guarantee your full satisfaction. If you are dissatisfied with our service, we’ll work to make it right by coming to your property and assessing and repairing the problem again. And if we can’t get it right, we’ll refund your money in full. That’s Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing satisfaction guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I troubleshoot low water pressure?

There are a few things that homeowners can check to try and address low water pressure.

  • If it appears to be a single fixture with low water pressure, like a sink or a showerhead, then it’s likely an issue with that fixture, and not your home’s pipes and water supply.
  • For sinks, clogged aerators or cartridges are common reasons for low water pressure. These can be removed with a pair of pliers from the end of the faucet, and cleaned with a mixture of water and white vinegar.
  • For showers, remove the showerhead and inspect for signs of hard water deposits. Cloudy, hard water deposits block the flow of water and decrease water pressure. If you see signs of hard water build-up, soak your shower head in a bowl of water and vinegar overnight, and scrub at any remaining spots in the morning.
  • If your entire house has low water pressure, check to ensure that the shut-off valve isn’t partially closed. This is typically located underground near the street, in the garage, basement, or similar crawlspace.
  • Low water pressure is common in homes that are over 20 years old, and an old house can have low water pressure due to clogged pipes. If this is the case, it often requires the assistance of an experienced plumber like the team here at Stan’s Heating, Air, & Plumbing.

What causes low water pressure?

There are a number of causes for low water pressure including mineral deposits, pressure regulator malfunctions, corroded pipes, and more. It usually requires a professional to diagnose the exact cause of low water pressure. Rely on professional plumbers like the team at Stan’s to diagnose what’s causing the low water pressure in your home.

How does low water pressure get fixed?

Low water pressure is repaired based on the issue that is causing it. Different issues require different solutions, and there are a number of different issues that could cause low water pressure. For instance, if a mineral deposit is the reason that your water pressure is low, we’ll work to clear your pipes so that water can flow properly.

What is the ideal water pressure in Austin?

For the Austin area, you typically want to see a range between 55-62 PSI. Anything higher or below this range indicates a pressure problem. You can check your water pressure by locating the water meter, typically located near the curb in front of your home. Having the ideal water pressure is important as water pressure that is too high can cause problems as well, including ruptures, leaks, and appliance failures. If a plumber can not identify an issue, the City of Austin will come to your home and perform a diagnostic. Any issues from the house to the street are the responsibility of the homeowner.

How can you get more water pressure in a two-story home?

Stan’s Heating, Air and Plumbing can run a diagnostic test to see if the problem is within the home’s plumbing system or if it’s an issue with not receiving enough supply from the city. If it’s a city issue, the homeowner will need to reach out to the city to adjust the supply.

Are you experiencing low water pressure in your Austin, TX home?

Rely on the experts at Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing to diagnose and repair the problem.