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Five Possible Reasons for Water Pressure Problems

"Home water pressure problems may present themselves in different ways, all of which can be quite frustrating. Faucets may take forever to fill a sink or bathtub, or a shower head may not give you that strong spray you want. Your dishwasher or washing machine may take much longer to run a cycle than it should. When only one fixture has low water pressure, it's likely that the problem can be remedied if you just focus on fixing that one fixture. 

However, there are various broader plumbing issues that can affect the water pressure to your entire house. If your home water pressure seems low, then the first thing to do is to narrow down the cause. 

Here are five places to consider as reasons for low water pressure throughout your home. 

1. Is the Water Meter Valve Fully Open?

In many homes, there are two major shut-off valves controlling water to the home. The first is the water meter valve, found on the street-side of your water meter. Normally you will not be using this valve, as technically it belongs to the city and it's usually only city utility workers who handle it. But if your water pressure is low throughout your house, especially after some work has been done on your plumbing system, it's possible this first valve is not fully opened."

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