Low Water Pressure! What Do I Do?


There’s nothing worse than turning on a tap, shower or hose and getting nothing but a dribble. The strong burst of water that usually sprays from your water outlet is nothing compared to what it was. When your water flow has lost its volume and force, the likelihood of a problem laying deep within the pipes is pretty high.

No matter how big or small the plumbing problem may be, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your first point of call. With local, friendly service, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas have been servicing the South West for over 3 decades and have the knowledge, equipment and expertise to assist you with all your water pressure issues.

The most common culprits when it comes to a drop in water pressure include:

  • Damaged Pipes or Water Meter
  • Hidden leaks
  • Mineral Build up

Damaged Pipes or Water Meter

If your drop in water pressure is sudden, it’s very likely that the issue is a damaged pipe or water meter. If you live in an older home, tree roots are often found invading water pipes and newer homes can suffer unintentional damage from construction equipment in developing neighbourhoods.

Water meter damage is unlikely but worth a look. Damage or blockage within the meter itself can cause a drop in pressure, but best off inspected by an expert.

Hidden Leaks

Burst Pipe

A serious problem that can lead to a myriad of other issues within the walls of your home is the internal burst or leaking pipe. Not only is it causing the drop in water pressure, it’s damaging the walls, electrics and supporting structures of your home. You can check for a leak yourself – record the number on your water meter, go out or do not use the water for a few hours and then check the number on the meter again.

If it has gone up significantly when no water has been used in the house, you know you have a leak – and this problem is one for the professionals. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas have equipment that quickly find where the problem lies and let you know what cause of action is needed.

Mineral Build up

A less serious problem but one that can turn into something nasty is mineral build up. In areas where the water is particularly ‘hard’, calcium and other chemicals that float around in the water can lodge in the pipe and cause a blockage. Home remedies and shop-bought products can be tipped down the drains to attempt to dislodge and/or dissolve the blockage, however if these don’t work, there may be extensive mineral or rust build up further down the pipes.

Who Can Help Me Get My Water Pressure Back?

Regardless of the reason for your drop in water pressure, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local experts to call. With no penalty rates or call out fees and availability 24/7 for emergencies throughout the South West, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your affordable and reliable choice for all of your hot water, plumbing or gas needs, call 9791 1608 today.