When you want an invigorating morning shower and all you get is a miserable dribble what can you do about it? There are various causes of low water pressure, but one might be the state of your pipework. This is where replacement water pipes can help.
Things for You to Check First
Is your shower head clogged up? In hard water areas this is commonplace, but it can also happen over time with prolonged use of your shower. Check other parts of the shower to see that they are working correctly.
If you cannot find anything wrong with the shower itself, then it might be time to look at your water pressure.
If you have low water pressure, you’re likely to notice this in different ways. There’s the issue with your shower, but you might also find that it takes a bath ages to fill up, and that your toilet cistern takes time to refill after flushing.
Some showers, and combi boilers, simply won’t work if water pressure drops too far and will shut down.
Pipework and Pressure
Your pipework can affect your water pressure. The network may have certain bottlenecks preventing a full flow of water, or it may have become degraded over time, narrowing the diameter of the pipes and impeding flow.
Old, metal water supply pipes are prone to wear and tear, and to leaks. This can affect the flow of your domestic water supply. If your leaking pipe is underground, arising from damage from tree roots, for example, you would not necessarily notice anything – except your low water pressure.
Modern bathrooms are demanding on your water supply, and if you have old pipework it might not be up to the task.
Replacement Water Pipes
Replacing your water pipes is easier than you might think. Trenchless technology allows us to drill strategic boreholes rather than large excavation trenches. We then use these holes as access points through which we can pull replacement pipework into place.
Your old pipework may be the cause of your low water pressure problems. We can solve them for you. Contact Pipeline Services today.