There’s a good chance that, at some point in your life, you’ve thought that your water pressure might be too low or wished that it was higher. And we get it, having decent water pressure in your home makes it feel like the shower, dishwasher, and sinks do a better job at cleaning. If you think that the water pressure in your home is a bit too low, keep reading to learn more or reach out to our plumbing services at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield today!

The Shower Test

There is a pretty quick and common test that homeowners can run to determine if their water pressure is on the low side. While this isn’t a sure-fire, 100% accurate test, it can give you a good starting point. You can turn on all the sinks in your master bath, turn on the shower, and then try flushing the toilet. When doing this, keep an eye on the showerhead. If the flow slows or is reduced at all, chances are that your water pressure is too low.

Additionally, there are a few signs of low water pressure our plumbing services recommend you keep an eye out for. Shower flow being drastically reduced when other water-using appliances are in use, washing machines taking ages to fill, and strange noises coming from your pipes are all reasonable signs that at the very least you should call plumbing services, but also that your home has water pressure that is too low.

Empirical Measurement

If you’d rather know for certain if your water pressure is objectively too low, you have two options. Option 1: Contact Gundlach’s Service Plumbing Services in Bakersfield for diagnostics and solutions should your water pressure be too low. Or, Option 2: Purchase a water-pressure gauge to measure the flow of the water in your home in pounds per square inch or PSI. While the water pressure PSI your home should be at will vary depending on who you ask, it shouldn’t ever be below the 40 PSI mark. If your water pressure is below or near 40 PSI, contact our plumbing services at Gundlach’s in Bakersfield. We’ll work with you to get your water pressure to an acceptable level.

What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Any number of things could be causing low water pressure in your home. However, some of the most common causes of low water pressure include but are not limited to:

  • Leaky Pipes
  • Clogged Pipes
  • The Local Water Department is Experiencing Difficulties (like burst water mains)
  • The Water Meter Valve Isn’t Completely Open
  • City Water Regulation Changes
  • Outdated or Broken Fixtures

Contact Gundlach’s Service’s Plumbing Service

Are you having trouble with your water pressure? Be sure to contact the expert plumbing services at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield! We’ll work with you to diagnose and quickly resolve any water-pressure issues and other plumbing issues throughout your home. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and to get started!