If you notice that your water pressure has dropped, either throughout the house or in just one area - don't be daunted. It may be an easy fix and of course, if it's not - you can contact the pro plumbers at Atlantis Plumbing - we can get the problem fixed for you ASAP.

If you want to know how to increase that water pressure - read on.

Is The Water Pressure Low In Just One Faucet?

This can be a simple fix. We recommend that you clean out the aerator. That's at the tip of the faucet head.

  • Use a pair of pliers to unscrew it. But cover the aerator with a washcloth first to avoid scratching it.
  • Disassemble it and clean it out.
  • Once you put it all back together screw it back onto the tip of the faucet.
  • Check the water pressure again to see if that did the trick.

If you find that the water pressure is still low - you can continue disassembling the faucet and cleaning out each area and then replacing it and of course testing it again.

Note - you may not be able to clean out the faucet - depending on how much sediment has accumulated, the age of the faucet, etc. In this case - it may just be time to get a new faucet.

Is The Water Pressure Low In The Shower?

You can repeat the same process you did with the faucet for the shower head. Basically, disassemble each part and clean it out as much as possible and then test your water pressure again.

The reasons that your shower's water pressure may be low are many.

  • You may have a very high demand on your home's water supply.
  • Your shower head may be blocked.
  • You are using a water saving shower head.
  • Your water main is leaking.
  • And there may be other reasons

Here are some reasons as to why your water pressure may be low in your shower.

The Problem May Be Your Water Regulator

Water pressure regulators control the incoming pressure. Depending on design and condition of the inline filter, they can also greatly effect the pressure of water that is coming through your pipes.

There are many different types of water pressure regulators to consider, each one made for different applications. Pressure regulators are mounted inline on the incoming water supply and can be exposed or buried.

More information here about water pressure regulators.

The most common indicators of a malfunctioning water pressure regulator are:
  • High/low water pressure
  • High/low water flow
  • Surging water
  • Banging pipes
  • Vibrating pipes
  • Leaking toilet fill valves
  • Leaking hot water relief valves
  • Broken pipes and leaking faucets

Check Out For Leaks

Of course, a leak anywhere in your plumbing system can cause a decrease in your water pressure.


The leak could be anywhere and as you may have guessed - detecting a leak can be very difficult. If it's not readily obvious to you where the leak may be - contact the experts at experts at Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570 and we can help you with your low water pressure problems.

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