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4 Possible Reasons Your Home’s Water Pressure is Low

4 Possible Reasons Your Home’s Water Pressure is Low

Does your home get its water from a well system? If you answered yes, then chances are you also have low water pressure. Instead of living with low water pressure (which can be miserable for many), there are methods you can utilize to improve the water pressure. You could begin by doing one of the following solutions and in some cases all of them.


  1. Switch off the circuit dedicated to the good pump
  2. Test the air fill valve having an air pressure gauge and determine where your pressure lies
    If the water pressure is floating around 40 Psi or below, increase it by adjusting the pressure switch (that is located on the tube connecting the well and pressure tank)
  3. Turn on the circuit and test the water out by
  4. Have your pipes checked

A common reason for low water pressure is plumbing pipes that are clogged with tons of minerals and sediment. This buildup will occur in houses that have hard water, which will damage plumbing and prevent a smooth flow of water. Combat this by having your pipes inspected and cleaned and having a water softener installed (or with your current one serviced).


To assist your pressure tank in providing your home with an increased amount of water pressure, consider installing a constant pressure system. This piece is installed on the waterline which enters your house and will prevent water pressure from dropping when multiple fixtures are being used. Contact your regional plumber to install new components and pieces, and to inspect and service your plumbing.

The pressure system is right for you? The specialists at Hedlund Plumbing also provide water pressure booster pumps, and can help determine the best solution for your well water system!


Having low water pressure can be caused by many different reasons, but there are just as many ways to improve it. When you need a plumber to support your water system and address low water pressure concerns, give Hedlund Plumbing a call.

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