How do I fix low water pressure?

Low water pressure can make taking a shower a miserable experience, and may make performing routine chores like doing dishes or washing clothes near impossible. If you’re suffering from low water pressure and fully opening your house’s water pressure valve isn’t doing the trick, you may need to replace your water pressure regulator.

Water pressure regulators regulate the flow of water that enters your pipes, in order to ensure the pressure isn’t high enough to damage pipes or cause leaks. But corrosion and age can cause the regulator to break down and require replacing. You can replace your water pressure regulator on your own if you have the necessary tools, although some may feel more comfortable calling a professional plumber to take care of it.

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