When your water pressure is fluctuating, a number of problems can be going on. Water pressure issues are most common in homes with a private well system, but can occur anywhere. If your water pressure is strong one minute and weak the next, it could be one of the following problems.
Your Water Filter is Clogged
If your water pressure goes low, your first step is to check the water filter for your home. When the filter gets clogged, you won’t have the water pressure you are used to. If the clog is only partial, you may notice your water pressure going up and down.
Sediment is Stuck in Your Faucet
Sediment buildup is another common problem in most homes that will lead to water pressure fluctuations. Sediment builds up over time, and gets stuck in the aerator screens on the end of the faucet. You can try to take the aerator screen off of the end of your faucet to see if any sediment comes out. The screen comes off by screwing it off. Run the water for a minute with the aerator off to see if this fixes the problem.
When Your Water is Hard or Has High Iron Content
If your home has hard water or there is a high iron percentage in your water, this can cause clogging in the lines that provide water to your faucets, rust to develop, or buildup from the hard water.
If you aren’t sure why your water pressure is fluctuating, be sure to contact us, and we’ll find the answers to your problems.