Hot Water Pressure Too Low?

July 22, 2020


Whether you're taking a shower or washing laundry, hot water is a necessity. Low hot water pressure should immediately raise a red flag. Here are some of the common problems that can cause hot water pressure to drop.

Hard-Water Buildup

Hard water, which leaves behind more mineral deposits, makes your supply lines more likely to become clogged. If you don't remove the sediment, it's only a matter of time before hot water pressure begins to drop. This problem can be prevented by installing a water softener in your home.

Sediment Inside the Water Heater's Storage Tank

If you have a storage-tank water heater, be sure to drain it every six months. This will help prevent corrosion from collecting at the bottom of the tank. You also need to have the unit's sacrificial anode rod replaced at the recommended interval, which is engineered to prevent the tank from prematurely rusting away.

Water Heater Shut-Off Valve Closed

It's not uncommon for your water heater shut-off valve to be partially closed. This will definitely result in low water pressure. Fortunately, this is an extremely easy fix. Simply twisting the valve in a counterclockwise direction will reopen the water supply.

Kinked Water Supply Intake

A kinked water supply intake is bound to cause a reduction in water pressure. It's easy to bend this copper pipe by bumping into it unintentionally. Fortunately, the replacement of the water supply intake is inexpensive.

Leaky Pipes

As your pipes start to age, they are far more likely to spring a leak. Low water pressure often results. Because a leaky pipe can also cause water damage and promote the growth of mold, it needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

Just fill out our form online or call us at (901) 795-9044 to schedule an appointment. Our pros are trained in cleanliness and will exercise the utmost care and caution while assisting you.



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