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Outer Banks Water Pressure Issues - Platinum Plumbing

Home water pressure problems may present themselves if different ways, all of which can be quite frustrating. When only one fixture has low water pressure you can easily focus on fixing just that fixture. However, there are various plumbing issues which can affect the water pressure to your entire house. If your home water pressure is low then the first thing to do is to narrow down the cause.

 Check The Water Meter

First make sure the water meter is on all the way. Sometimes, when people make repairs they turn the water back on slowly and a little at a time but then forget to go back and turn the water on the rest of the way. If you have recently had a repair done and are now noticing a reduction in the whole home water pressure check the meter or other water shut off areas like the main shut off where the water might have been shut off.

Ask the Plumber, Plumber Basic

  • If your water pressure is usually all right but slows down when many people are home, the issue can be too many people using faucets, hoses and other plumbing at the same time. Water coming into a building and heading to one faucet has stronger pressure than water heading to three faucets, a toilet, a dishwasher and a lawn sprinkler system. Fixing this problem is a matter of scheduling.


  • Construction on neighborhood water pipes, mains, towers or wells that reduce the supply to your home can lower your water pressure. If you are not already aware of any construction, contact your municipal water department to see if a project is underway nearby. If there is, talk to the department about problems the construction is causing. You may not be able to do much in the meantime, but you can at least find out how long the work on the system will take.


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