Low water pressure
Posted by Cynthia on September 14, 19100 at 13:24:48:
We bought a house built in the late 70's about 8 months ago. Approx 3 months ago we started noticing
a problem with our water pressure. At first it was fairly mild with just a small drop in pressure. Example:
low pressure at kitchen faucet when shower running. Lately the problem has increased significantly. Now
we can run only one spigot at a time or we lose pressure everywhere. Meaning we can not use washer
and wash dishes or even turn on kitchen faucet at same time. And lately we been having problems even
when just one spigot is open at a time. Example: Washer pressure is fine until the tub is about half full
and then suddenly pressure drops almost to almost a trickle. Or you turn on the hose outside to water and
again at first eveything seems fine, and then a sudden loss in pressure. Our home is still under a home
warranty that we purchased when we bought the home, and we've had a plumber sent by the insurer out;
he only tested the pressure coming from the main to the house and said it was at 60, so he didn't know
what the problem was. We wanted him to check our the entire house and tell us what the problem was,
but he just kept saying he didn't think the warranty would cover any further investigation. Needless to say
we are frustrated and anrgy and are still trying to get someone from the warranty company out to find out
what the problem is first and then tell us whether the "problem" itself is covered. But that's a whole other
issue. We were wondering if you might have any suggestions on what we might be looking for ourselves?


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