How to Troubleshoot Water Pressure Loss in your Bathroom
If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your bathroom, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Low water pressure can be a frustrating and common problem that can be caused by a number of different factors. At EPS Hawaii, we are dedicated to helping you troubleshoot your water pressure issues. Here are some common factors that can cause low water pressure in your bathroom and how to troubleshoot them.
Only One Fixture Has Low Pressure
If the problem is only occurring in one fixture, such as your sink or shower, then the fixture may need to be cleaned or replaced. A clogged aerator can often cause low water pressure in faucets, and a thorough cleaning with vinegar and water can help. If the fixture is old and has scale buildup, then it may need to be replaced. After cleaning or replacing, test out the fixture and see if it fixes the problem; if not, it may be a different issue altogether.
Loss of Hot Water Pressure
If you’re only experiencing low water pressure when you use hot water, then your water heater may be the issue. The shut-off valve may be partially closed, which can restrict the flow of hot water. Simply turn the valve to open it back up again. If that doesn’t work, there may be issues with the pipes themselves
Check Your Water Pressure Regulator
If you’re experiencing low water pressure, you should also check out your water pressure regulator. This valve is designed to regulate the water pressure entering your home. If it’s malfunctioning, it can cause low water pressure in your bathroom. The pressure regulator is typically located where the main water line comes into your house. If you aren’t sure or suspect that your pressure regulator is causing the issue, it’s best to call a licensed plumber like EPS Hawaii to replace the valve for you.
Leaking Pipes or Corrosion
If your pipes are leaking or corroded, they can cause low water pressure in your bathroom. These issues can be difficult to diagnose on your own, so it’s best to call a professional plumber to inspect your plumbing system. A professional can isolate the faulty section of pipe and make any necessary repairs to restore your water pressure.
Contact EPS Hawaii for Help
If you’re still experiencing low water pressure in your bathroom after troubleshooting these common issues, it’s time to call EPS Hawaii. We have been providing high-quality plumbing services to customers on Oahu and Hawaii Island for over 35 years. Contact us at (808) 691-9309 for Oahu customers and (808) 400-8811 for those on Hawaii Island to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and experienced plumbers.