Problems with the pipes
Age communications in many Russian cities has reached a critical level. Their deterioration often leads to various accidents. It can also cause falling of the water pressure in your home.
Old metal pipes rust. In addition, they are constantly piling up sediments. Over time, the pipe diameter can be reduced to such an extent that the water pressure will fall and the water from the tap will run in a thin stream.
When water is run into the riser after disconnection, pieces of rust under pressure can break away and score a place tie your tubes in the riser. To remove this blockage is very difficult, it is better to call a plumber who can unclog the pipe using a rope.
But usually it helps for a while, as the cause of the blockage is not resolved. The optimal solution — replacement of communication in the house.
Sometimes the pressure in the valve falls after the replacement of old pipes with new plastic. This can occur if the broken soldering technology that reduces the diameter of the inlet. To remedy the situation requires the modification of the node.
Many people today set on pipe mud filters. If the water is a lot of dirt, these filters become clogged over time, and water pressure drops. Check them by unscrewing the nut and pulling out the filter mesh. If they are clogged, rinse and reinstall. Disassemble the filter housing only when the cover water!
Problems with mixer
Another common problem is clogged mixer. Check the aerator grid, which is mounted on the spout and serves as a divider of the jet. If you don't have mud filters, dirt can settle here. In addition, the aerator may be overgrown lime bloom. Clean it and reinstall.
If you have a faucet that uses rubber gaskets, need to check their condition. Over time they wear out and can become detached from the seat, to shut off the water supply. If this happens, replace the gasket.
If your mixer is connected with rubber hoses, check for a blocked video. Their diameter is small, and the rust of the old pipes can get stuck inside a flexible liner. Remove the hose and see it through. If inside is found a foreign body, remove it.
The reason may be a fault in the mixer. To check this simply enough. Turn off the water and remove the faucet. Turn on the water and look at her head. If it is normal — the problem lies in the mixer. Crane hooked up to the hoses, check out even easier. Enough to twist them, to substitute a bucket or basin and turn on the water.
Check if the faucets and communications inside the apartment gave nothing, the problem lies in the supply system. This may be the formation of air tubes, improper alignment of the input node or the pressure drop in the main pipeline. Such problems cannot be solved independently, you need to contact the management company.
Advice 2 : What to do if slow flow of cold water
The presence of normal pressure in the cold water – a prerequisite for its normal operation. However, many residents of private houses and apartment blocks face the same problem as slow flow of cold water.
For some reason the house can be slow flow of cold water
Water is supplied to homes through a network of water pipes, the condition leaves much to be desired. The operating organization are afraid to damage the worn out pipes and periodically reduce the pressure by reducing the volume of water passing. In this case cold water from the tap begins to run very poorly.
Sometimes the problem of weak pressure of the cold water associated with the clogging of pipes throughout the house or with incorrect operation vodozabornoy and control valves in the basement. In some cases, a decrease of through hole located in the flat water pipes, which naturally leads to a decrease in water pressure. Another reason for the weak pressure of the cold water is clogged or defective faucet.
How to act if the house or apartment there is a decrease in the pressure of cold water
If weak pressure is observed only in one sanitary device, and in other places of the apartment, the water is fine, then it could be clogged pipes or malfunction of the device. The clog is likely in that case, if the plumbing device is at a large distance from the riser. If all other taps and appliances, good water pressure, the problem lies in the faulty one particular. To restore the normal flow of water through replacement of plumbing fixtures or fixing.
In low water pressure in all apartments on one riser the cause must be sought either in the blockage of the riser, or in the work of the water main. May need replacement of water risers in one or all of the entrances.
If you need to replace the water riser, it must be replaced entirely, not in parts.
If weak pressure is observed only in one apartment you need to check the permeability of water pipes and faulty taps between the risers. The problem solved by the installation of new pipes and repairing of taps.
Low water pressure in all the pipes of the house spoke about the problems with water mains.
To increase the water pressure using electric pump, but this dramatically drops the pressure in the pipes of the neighboring apartments.
In this case, tenants should contact the housing office or the management company, because these organizations charge for utility services, the quality of which must meet certain standards.