Sound familiar?

You are not alone, many homes experience water pressure problems. Often we notice it as the morning shower that just dribbles water, rather than giving that invigorating luxury hotel experience that sets you up for the day.

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Go with the flow

There are many reasons why you may have poor water flow through your shower and taps.

Low water pressure will affect your whole plumbing system, though not necessarily at all times of the day.

  • 7:30am - We are all getting ready for the day ahead; water pressure is low
  • 1:15pm – Pressures are higher as people get on with their day.
  • 6:30pm – Early evening, water pressure is affected by all those dishes.
  • 7:45PM – After a busy day, we all start cleaning up, and the water pressure may still be a problem.
  • 11:15pm – Nightime, we are watching TV or heading for bed. Just the washing machine might be on, and the pressure improves

Under Pressure!

Your water authority collects, treats and supplies water from the reservoir to your home. It sets and maintains a guaranteed water pressure, though pressure levels do vary across the day.

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Water Falls

Rather than pumping water, water authorities might rely on gravity to get water from the reservoir to your home. This reduces the leakage risk to old pipes - but, of course, also reduces the water pressure inside your property.

Pipe Dreams

Water authorities own and maintain the pipe infrastructure only up to your property boundary - which is why they are seen mending leaks in the road and dealing with burst mains - they are not responsible for the pipework in or on your property.

Water Falls

Once water gets inside your home there are many factors that might be affecting the flow of your water.

Narrow, blocked or complicated pipework:

air in the system,

and common in hard water areas - good old limescale.

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