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Low Water Pressure

What do I do if my water pressure is lower than normal?

If you are experiencing lower than normal water pressure, call us at 913-724-7000. We need to know if you have low water pressure.

Common causes of low water pressure you can check in your home are listed below.

  1. Do you have a broken pipe or a leak in your water system? Take a look inside and outside of your home to ensure there are no broken pipes. If you find a leak, shut the water off to this portion of your system and see if the pressure returns to normal in the rest of your home.
  2. Do you have a toilet that is stuck open and running water?  Toilets are the number 1 cause for leaks in a home, and if they are leaking, they can cause low pressure throughout your home.  
  3. Do you have a water softener?  Water softeners require regular maintenance, without the proper maintenance, water softeners can cause low pressure, as well as taste and odor issues.  To eliminate your softener as a potential source of your low pressure, place your softener into “By-Pass Mode”.  If your pressure returns to normal, then you know the water softener is the culprit of your low pressure.  
  4. Check all water using appliances in your home to ensure they are not leaking.  Don’t forget to check toilets in basements, humidifiers, ice makers, outside hydrants and hose bibs.  
  5. Do you have a pressure regulator that is malfunctioning? Some homes are equipped with a water pressure reducer that lowers the pressure of the water as it enters your home. If you have a pressure reducer in your home, contact a plumber to have it checked and repaired if necessary.
  6. Is there a fire in the area? If the fire department is fighting a fire in the area, sometimes the water pressure in the area of the fire can be reduced somewhat.
  7. Are our crews in the area flushing fire hydrants? This doesn’t happen often, but occasionally when we are flushing fire hydrants in an area, the water pressure can drop for a brief period. It will return to normal soon.