Why is our water pressure so low
If you are experiencing low water pressure there are a number of things that could be to blame. The first step in dealing with low water pressure is to identify the type of water lines that you have in your home. You should also consider the age of your house and determine if the lines could be original. Most of the calls that our plumbers get in response to low water pressure, we find that the water lines are original to the home. By working in the same neighborhoods we have learned that many of the areas our plumbers service have decent water pressure. You can check with your neighbors to see if they have decent water pressure. If they have had their lines replaced or have ever had a water softener they may have better water pressure than in your home. This will ensure you that better water pressure is available without having to install a pressure boosting system.
Galvanized water lines are a good indicator that your lines are original to the house. You can identify galvanized water pipe because each piece must be threaded into a fitting. It is often gray or black and in many cases some sections will have been repaired.
The water supply line that runs from the meter on inside to your house is usually a larger diameter pipe than what is inside your home. A larger pipe means that there is less restriction that can be caused by sediment. However, replacing the pipes on the inside of your home will not always increase the water pressure.