If the faucet gives a low water flow, it can be quickly annoying, especially if it is used to wash your hands in the toilet, the bathroom, do the dishes.
A tap with a low water flow is usually due to too much scaling of it. In particular if the flow rate is localized, ie if it concerns only one valve. Tartar is the consequence of the crystallization of natural salts that are present in the water. It can be formed in the pipes, or even the faucets. It appears frequently if the water is too cold, too hot, or if the water is hard. The plumbing installation is then partially obstructed, which explains the decrease in water flow.
Sometimes it is simply the head of the faucet that is suffering from a layer of limestone.
If more than one valve is reached, the pressure of the water supplied by your distribution network may have a level below 2-3 bars. It will be necessary to call the supplier to make sure of it. The location of your home may explain the low flow of water, if it is high on a hill, a mountain. This is explained by the difference in altitude between the water tower and your home.
The decrease in flow can appear only on hot water and not on cold water. The origin of the problem then comes from the water heater, or from its internal piping.
The most serious case is a pipe too worn out by time, with a leak of pipe if the waterfall is brutal.
You can remove the tap after cutting off the water supply and give it a bath in white vinegar for 24-48 hours. This may not be enough, especially if your device is over 10-20 years old.
If the location of your home is in question, you may want to consider installing a lift pump, or a suppressor. You will need the help of a professional.
In the event of a leak, you can further open your water supply, while closing the faucets and checking the status of the water meter. If it turns, there is indeed a leak on the network of pipes.
If the water heater is involved, as only hot water is affected by this problem, it may be necessary to change it with a new electric water heater. Knowing that a water heater has an average life of ten years.
Remember to check your pressure reducer. It is located at the entrance of water in the building, it has a bell-shaped. Simply turn the screw on the top clockwise to increase the pressure.
Also look at the shutoff valve, located not far from the meter. It can also be responsible for a lack of pressure on the water. It can be partially closed.
If the problem persists, then it comes from the conduct that must be repaired by a certified plumber.
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