Low Water Pressure

If you turn on your tap and water only trickles, you have low water pressure. If it is short term problem and it quickly returns to normal, it may be related to the municipal water supply, not the pipes in your house. It’s rare, but if you hear of a break in a municipal main line, it can temporarily reduce your water pressure. A more common cause of this problem is with your faucet aerator.  This is caused by a build-up of deposits or sediment. Even with water softeners and city treatment, the water entering your pipes carries dissolved minerals in it that eventually build up on metal surfaces. Unless you have a filtration system, these mineral deposits collect on inner surfaces of faucet aerators and even your shower heads. These minerals clog screens and slow the flow of your water.

Dripping Faucet

A dripping faucet in your kitchen (or anywhere else in your home) is more than just an annoyance.  A dripping faucet can corrode your sink, corrode drain basins, wear away your pipes and waste hundreds of gallons of water and dollars per year.  According to the US EPA, on average, leaks can cause almost 10,000 gallons of wastage in a home every year – enough to fill a swimming pool!