Nothing is worse than trying to shower under a trickle of water or cleaning an extra dirty pan with weak water pressure. You’re not alone if you experience low water pressure in your home. It’s a common problem that many homeowners face. Here are some of the most common causes of low water pressure: 


Clogged Pipes
  • If something blocks the flow of water, it will cause the pressure in your pipes to drop. The first thing you should do is check your pipes for any blockages. You can do this by running your fingers along the length of the pipe and feeling for any obstructions. If you find blockages, try clearing them with a plunger or snake.
Leaky Faucets
  • A small leak may not seem like a big deal, but it can significantly impact overall water pressure. Loose faucets are another common culprit of causing leaks. To fix this, tighten the screws on the faucet head until they are snug. If you have a filter on your faucet, replace it regularly. A dirty or clogged filter can significantly reduce water pressure.
Broken Pipes
  • If a pipe is broken, it will not be able to carry as much water as it should, which will result in low water pressure.
Dirty or Corroded Pipes
  • Pipes that are dirty or corroded can also cause low water pressure. The build-up of dirt and corrosion can block the flow of water, reducing pressure. If you determine that a clogged nozzle or blocked pipe is causing your low water pressure, you can usually fix the problem by cleaning the nozzle or clearing the pipe.
Full Gutters
  • Make sure to clean gutters out regularly, so debris doesn’t impede water flow.
Malfunctioning Well Pump
  • If you have a well pump, ensure it is functioning properly. If it isn’t, it could be causing your low water pressure.
System Problems
  • If you suspect that low water pressure in the municipal water supply is the cause of your problem, call your local water officials and ask them to increase the pressure. However, if low-pressure zones are to blame, there is not much you can do except call a plumber to investigate the issue and make adjustments.

If low water pressure persists after checking everything listed above, the issue is probably serious, and it is time to call a plumber. The professionals at FitzGerald & Sons Plumbing can identify and fix all your plumbing problems. We provide high-quality care and customer service–contact us today!