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Why Do I Have Low Hot Water Pressure?

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- By russell jones

Everyone loves a nice hot shower or bath. But what should you do when you have low hot water pressure?

Here are our top 5 problems and solutions to get that hot water pressure up!

How to Detect Low Water Pressure

Check all fixtures and faucets for low pressure.  Also, check the shutoff valve and visually inspect your home for leaks. Don't forget to check your water heater

The Five Common Causes

Problems with low water pressure typically begin in the water heater, copper pipes, or water main. Worn fixtures can also be a common culprit.

1. Scale or Build up

Scale can build up over time in pipes and water tanks.  Inspect and flush your hot water plumbing system. Call a plumber if you are uncomfortable with this!

2. Worn Showerhead or Taps

Over time, seals and gaskets can wear out. This can lead to low water pressure. This can be fixed through replacement of the leaking part.

3. Leaking Pipes

Pipes and connections can become worn or damaged over time. The fix? Switch off your water at the main valve and apply a repair. If it's in a wall, call a plumber!

4. Clogged Water Filter

If you have a water filter or water softener, you should be changing the filters in it regularly. This is an easy DIX fix for any homeowner.

5. Faulty Water Heater

A water heater failure can lead to low hot water pressure. Unless you're a skilled plumber, this is best left to a plumber to troubleshoot.

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