Poor Water Pressure

Poor Water Pressure

Why Do I have Poor Water Pressure?
Your water authority supplies your water from high pressure mains system which they maintain to your external stop tap at the highways boundary, however your water pressure can be drastically reduced by the time it enters your home there are several reasons for this.

Corrosion of Pipes
It may be your underground water pipe is iron which is highly corroded inside preventing a good flow of water.

Pipe Diameter
In many cases the internal bore of pipes is simply not large enough to provide the property with a good flow of water, this is common if the underground pipe work is copper or lead and can be a problem with longer supplies.

Shared Supply
In many houses the problem of poor supply can be caused by sharing a supply pipe from the mains with neighbouring houses, this can often be noticeable at certain times of the day when properties sharing the supply are drawing water meaning your supply may be high at times then have a drop in pressure at other times.

Leaks
A leak from the pipe or possibly a faulty fitting can reduce pressure often this can be detected if there is a sound on the internal pipework or a wet area on your driveway or lawn if this is the case a excavation and repair can be carried out to solve the problem.

Internal Problems
Low water pressure can have a drastic effect on both combination boiler systems and electric showers both of which will not function correctly if the incoming pressure is low.

What to do about Low Water Pressure
We can install a new plastic polypipe suitable for your water service into your home with minimum disturbance to your garden or driveway with trenchless moling providing your home with high pressure and flow of water. Please call for a free estimate 07973 857054.