What Causes Low Water Pressure in the South West?


After a long and busy day, there is no better feeling than a long, hot shower. While being conscious of keeping your shower time to a minimum to save water, you want to make sure your time in the shower has an abundance of water pressure to soothe and relax your body and soul. If this is not the case for you and you have issues with low water pressure, there are multiple reasons why. Whatever the reason, there is a good chance you will need the services of a professional plumber.

Interested to know what the cause of your low water pressure could be? Read on to learn a few possible culprits including:

  • Blocked or Damaged Pipes
  • Broken Water Meter
  • Water Leak

Blocked or Damaged Pipes

If your water pressure is inconsistent, a blocked or damaged pipe could be to blame. What causes pipes to become damaged or blocked? A common cause are mineral deposits, often referred to as a calcium build up. Calcium and other chemicals found in water build up and over time can cause pipes to block.

Tree roots are often the culprit of damaged pipes. As beautiful as large leafy trees can be, their roots continue to grow and eventually make their way to water pipes causing damage.

Broken Water Meter

A blockage or damage within the water meter itself can cause water pressure to drop. While water meter damage is a less likely cause, it is important to rule out.

Water Leak

Burst Pipe

Beneath the walls of your home are numerous forms of pipes and wiring, all of which make your home function correctly. If a plumbing pipe has a leak or bursts, multiple issues can follow including causing damage to walls, electrics and supporting structures of your home too.  

Want to know how to check for a water leak? Record the current number on your water metre then don’t use any water for a few hours (great reason to treat yourself to a day out) then check the number again.  If the number has increased, although no water has been used, there’s a high chance you have a hidden leak and it’s time to call Mainline Plumbing.

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough can help you get your water pressure back!

At the first sign of a plumbing problem, no matter how big or small, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton and Dunsborough are only a call away. No matter the reason for your low water pressure our team of fully trained plumbers have the experience and equipment to help.

Call the team in Busselton/Dunsborough on 9759 1317 for all your plumbing, hot water and gas needs.