MY WATER RUNS SLOW, WHAT DO I DO?
Some of the more common reasons that the water runs slow. some are the most obvious in retrospect.
1. Is the meter valve open enough?
2. Is the water only slow in some locations of the house?
- The valve at the meter is a sometimes difficult valve to rotate to the full open position. The valve usually is a small brass knob designed to be turned with a Water Meter Key
- (key is generally available at your local hardware store), This little brass knob usually has an arrow on it that should be pointing towards the house.
- In Deland, many meters have a simple hand crank valve. Turn this to the left if it is not already open.
- If this is true, check if there is dirt in the aerator at the end of the faucet spout. If you can unscrew it from the spout look for sand and other deposits in the screen.
- Check if the hoses are kinked under the sink.
- If a toilet is running slow, check the valves to the toilet, see if it is fully open.
- If only the hot water is running slow, check if the water heater valve is open fully.
- If it is only cold water in the bathtub, You probably have a defective valve at that tub or shower and this can be fixed
4.If all else fails to solve the problem, you may have a galvanized water line that is restricted... Replacement of that line will give a great deal of relief to your water pressure problem.
CALL 386-738-9001 anytime, I always answer the phone personally,
Ken Anderson, Master Plumber.