If you have one faucet on a double vanity delivering water with high pressure, and the other sink has poor pressure, you want to contact a plumber to make sure you don't have a water problem in the home. A water leak could lead to water damages and health concerns, and a blockage is a concern as well.
There are many different issues that could be forcing water to one sink or causing water to delay or not get to the other. Talk with the plumber about these concerns today.
It's easy to look under the sink and see a little bit of the plumbing if it's exposed, this would show if there were water or not. Unfortunately, there may be a leak that is behind the drywall and somewhere throughout the pipes in the house.
Water that has leaked and gotten into the building materials or is sitting stagnate can cause these concerns:
The plumber will be able to use cameras to see if there is a leak in the pipes somewhere around the sink, or if it's a deeper problem.
Blockage in the Sink Pipes
There could be a blockage somewhere right near the sink, or even somewhere else in the lines that is preventing the water to get to the sink. This is also something that plumber can diagnose when they are using a camera and flushing the pipes could be enough to clear this blockage. If not, the plumber will have to use a drain snake to get the clog loose.
Pressure Problems from the Main Line
The main water line of the home should have strong pressure from the city water entry point into the home. The plumber will test the pressure in other areas of the house and check to make sure that valves for this main line haven't been tampered with. The plumber will also test the pressure coming out of the hot water tank.
If you can't use both your sinks on a double vanity because the water pressure has become a big problem with one of them, it's time to call a plumber to make sure there aren't major problems and concerns that you have to deal with. Get a full plumbing inspection while the expert is at your home to prevent future repair needs as well.
If you are in need of residential plumbing services, contact a plumber in your area.
When you have a plumber come work on your home, we hope you thank them. Really, you should be thanking any contractor who works on your home, but we are a little partial to plumbers and happen to think they deserve a little more recognition. After all, the stuff inside the pipes they work on doesn't usually smell very good. And even though they wear gloves, they have to get pretty close to it! If you would like to learn a little more about plumbers, then we invite you to read this blog. After learning the basics, you'll really want to thank your plumbers!