Becoming a homeowner is exciting because you will be living in a place that you own and can make almost any changes to it if you desire. But, it also comes with extra responsibilities such as having to maintain just about every aspect of the house and even the whole property. It is easy to take on repair and replacement projects when something has gone wrong, but preventive maintenance is another thing to tackle.
If you have started to notice that you are losing water pressure throughout your home, you will want to find out the cause so you can have it fixed a soon as possible. After all, low water pressure can make washing clothes and showering not as easy to do. Here are a few things that could be causing your water pressure to suddenly become reduced:
The Main Shut Off Valve Is Not Fully Opened
If you live in a region that experiences high humidity levels during the summer, your air conditioner may be contributing to additional moisture inside your home. This is particularly true if you don't have a dehumidifier installed in your home.
You might think that you don't need a dehumidifier in your home, if your air conditioner is working properly. Unfortunately, that's not entirely true. Your air conditioner, and your home, may be suffering moisture damage that you can't see.
There are many home repairs that you need to do around your home. Plumbing problems can be some of the most annoying. Sometimes, you may need to have a plumber help you, but there are also many repairs that you can do yourself; if you have the right tools and materials in your tool box. Here are a few tips to help you put together a do-it-all toolkit together for all the plumbing repairs you are going to need in your home:
Low water pressure in the kitchen sink can be an inconvenience. Low water pressure is a common problem in kitchen sinks, which could be from numerous causes from blockages to water heaters. A common cause of low water pressure comes from mineral deposits breaking of in pipes. Fortunately, you should be able to diagnose the causes yourself by following these instructions:
Check Water Pressure
You need the following supplies:
work gloves plastic tape flat-blade screwdriver Allen wrench water valve wrench slip-joint pliers vinegar old toothbrush towel The water pressure meter, which is located near your meter, should read between 50 and 60 PSI (Per Square Inch).