If you are having water pressure issues in your home, our Annandale VA plumbing service suggests that you have a live video pipe inspection done. Poor water pressure can be caused by several different problems from partially clogged pipes to poor well pump seals. Our Annandale VA plumbing service will snake your water inlets to look for things like rusted pipe interiors, calcium build-ups, pipe seals, and various other water blockages.
If you have older galvanized steel pipes, the chance that they are rusting is quite high. The added circumference on the interior of the pipes means there is more area for the same amount of water. This results in lower water pressure in the pipes. In a case like this, repiping is suggested.
In well pump situations, the major problems are in the seals or valves on the interior of the pump housing that allow the build-up of pressure in the system. If these valves or seals crack and let air flow into and out of the closed system, no pressure can build up.
On occasion, the master shut off valve becomes stuck in a partially closed position. This can be due to a large pressure spike in the water system or simply due to a failure in the valve itself. In a case like this, water pressure will be affected in the entire house.
Before you call in the professionals, check with your neighbors to see if they are experiencing water pressure issues as well. Sometimes the root cause is in the municipal water system and there is nothing that our Annandale plumbing service can do on an individual level.