Low Water Pressure Repair Service In San Diego, CA

Low Water Pressure Repair San Diego

Low Water Pressure Repair Service In San Diego, CA | Big B's Plumbing

Having proper water pressure contributes to our quality of life. When the water pressure dips below what it should be, the entire family suffers. For this reason, you require a low water pressure repair specialist who can identify the issue and complete the required fixes without delay. Big B's Plumbing is your go-to source for low water repair in San Diego, California. We have provided San Diego with excellent plumbing services for nearly fifteen years. You can see what others say about Big B's Plumbing on Yelp!, Facebook, and Google My Business.

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Why Does Water Pressure Drop, and How Can We Correct It?

Big B's Plumbing has plumbers specializing in fixing low water pressure in San Diego.  Let's face it, low pressure in the shower or even when watering your yard is annoying. Many of us respond by saying, "Why fret, we're in the middle of a  drought here?"  In actuality, we might be consuming more water to complete our task. How can we repair low water pressure and discover what is causing it? We experience low water pressure in our homes for a variety of reasons. Our highly skilled plumbers can pinpoint the problem fast than you would have thought possible. Low water pressure may result from the following problems:

  • Debris or particles in your water lines
  • Mineral accumulations that form in the lines
  • Defective or broken regulator
  • Defective or broken water valve
  • Whole-house water filtration
  • Municipal water district 
  • Water usage during peak hours
  • Water leak

The Two Issues You Must Address About Low Water Pressure

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself: "What location in your home experiences low water pressure?" and "Does it affect the entire house or just a specific area?" It can be as easy as purchasing a new showerhead or scraping off the calcium buildup on the old showerhead. For instance, if the water pressure is only present in the shower, then the chances are it's the showerhead. You can also leave your showerhead in a  bag of vinegar overnight to eliminate the calcium buildup. Also, we provide low water pressure repairs throughout San Diego. 

No Sacrificing a Quality Shower When You Use Low Flow Shower Heads

We suggest switching your old showerhead for a new low-flow model to save water. The newest innovations in low-flow showerheads can conserve water without sacrificing any of the advantages of a satisfying showering experience. Not that long ago showerheads used to produce 5 to 8 gallons per minute (GPM) not too long ago. The benchmark today is 2.5 gallons per minute.

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Does Your House Have Low Water Pressure Overall, or Is It Only in One Place in the Home?

You might want to check the home's water shut-off valve to see if there is low water pressure throughout the entire house because it might be partially closed. Low water pressure can result from a shut-off valve being slightly closed.  By acquiring a water pressure gauge, a homeowner may quickly check their water pressure. The gauge costs around ten dollars and can be purchased at your local home center or online.  The gauge can be fastened to a washer hook-up, laundry sink, or outdoor fixture. Any home should have water pressure that is between 40 and 60 PSI. Water pressure over 80 is regarded as high and is against our city plumbing code.

Additionally,  the plumbing and appliances in your home suffer from high water pressure. Therefore, your water pressure may also be low due to a water leak. Most homeowners find it easy to check for a water leak.

How to Look for a Leak in the Water

1. Ensure that the water is shut off throughout the entire house.

2. Go to your water meter, usually in the front yard and near a street.

3. Pay close attention to the leak indicator. Either a small triangular-shaped dial or a tiny spinning dial is used.

4. If the dial is spinning, your plumbing system is experiencing a water leak.

Make a More Thorough Inspection

1. Be prepared to take a meter reading and record the figures with a pencil and notepad nearby.

2. Take another reading after waiting for 30 minutes. If the figures rise, your irrigation you may have a leak in your plumbing system. 

3. Shut off the primary irrigation shut-off valve as soon as you know of a leak. The shut-off valve is typically located in the front yard, garage, or near your outdoor faucet.

4. Check your water meter again if you turn off the irrigation system and the house's water is still off. Your exterior irrigation system is where the leak comes from if there is no change in the reading on your meter. The movement indicates that there is a leak inside the home.

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Your Water Pressure Regulator is the Main Culprit in Low Water Pressure

The water pressure regulator is the main factor in low water pressure. Track down the regulator. Usually, it's in the garage on the incoming water supply line or near the hose connection. By drawing an imaginary straight line starting at the meter to the home, will typically help you locate it. The regulator is usually pre-set by the manufacturers. Having to readjust them is not unusual. Regulators occasionally fail before their time, just like many fixtures and appliances. A pressure regulator typically lasts between 10 and 15 years. Your pressure regulator can be installed or accurately set by a skilled plumber from Big B's Plumbing. We specialize in fixing low water pressure in San Diego.

The Issue Might Be Related to Construction in the Area

Simple local construction improvements in your neighborhood can cause low water pressure issues. Occasionally you can ask a neighbor if they're experiencing the same issue. If they are, get the latest information on construction in or around the neighborhood by contacting your local water company.

Your Pipes May Become Clogged with Calcium and Mineral Concentrations, Resulting in Low Water Pressure

Everyone is aware of California's infamously harsh water. Calcium and mineral levels can accumulate in your pipes over many years of water flow, causing them to constrict and resulting in low water pressure. Our copper pipes last between 40 and 50 years; if the water pressure is low, your pipes, they may need replacing. At Big B's Plumbing, we specialize in fixing low water pressure in San Diego.

Criminal History Checks Have Been Performed on Each of Our Plumbers

On Facebook, Yelp! , and Google Business, we have received countless positive ratings from satisfied customers. Also, the Better Business Bureau has rated us A+. Big B's Plumbing is bonded, insured, and licensed #986152.  Also, a third-party organization called The Seal has conducted criminal and sex offender background checks on each and every plumber. So when you need water pressure repair in San Diego, we have you covered!  

What People Are Saying...

I called Big B's Plumbing because I the hot water would not turn off in our master bathroom. I tried to turn the valve off under the sink and it broke off, so I had to shut off the main water to the house. It was noticeable the valves were original to the home. When I called, the rep stated that I would be informed about the service tech and their experience along with services offered "On The Spot". I was on a bit of a time crunch...
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Found them on Google and they had good quality reviews. Made the call and set up the appointment for same day. Dispatch called me a few hours later to confirm our appointment and let me know that the technician Mathew was on the way. This was supposed to be an easy job once Mathew arrived. But it turned out to be so much more than that. Without hesitation or a sour look on his face, he dove deep into his van...
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Jeremy T

Randy was very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us figure out what we could do with the space given for our bathroom with our remodel. He picked out perfect fixtures and the work he did was beautiful. The cleaned up properly when they were done and everything was handled in one day! I will be calling for Randy anytime we have any plumbing needs. Thank you for doing such a great job!
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