Low Pressure Problems

Identifying Pressure Area


If experiencing low water pressure issues, first determine if all locations within your home or office are affected. Kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets,  showers and outdoor faucets, basement faucets and hose hook ups are common areas where fixture specific low pressure can occur. If low pressure is in a single fixture check for a clogged aerator or partially closed supply shut off valve. Remove the aerator and clean it out; then replace it.

Testing


Run water in all faucets and showers to identify if there is one or multiple problem areas affected or if the problem is in all locations. Run both hot and cold water through all faucets. If your low water pressure is only with hot water, the issue is likely your water heater. If new to your property, check your main shut off valve to assure that it is fully in the on position.

The most common cause of low water pressure in a home that is more than 20 years old is older steel pipes that have become clogged with deposits that block the flow of water.

If you have whole house loss of pressure contact Ogden City Water for assistance.