A slow-running tap can be frustrating. Especially if you’re in a hurry to take a shower or fill a bath. The first thing to check is if the water pressure is slow in just one area – say the bathroom for example – in your house. If this is the case, you can turn the hot water valve all the way on. But if the water pressure is set to the maximum and taps throughout your home seem sluggish, you may have built-up sediment in your tank.
To fix this, we recommend calling a plumber to do a power flush. This is a powerful way to get rid of sediment and other debris in your water tank. After the flush, your plumber will also add an anti-limescale treatment to your system to slow down the build up of sediment in future.
Other reasons for slow-running taps are blockages in screen filters. These filters sit underneath the spout of your taps and catch solid impurities. Over time these bits can accumulate and block the water from flowing freely. If you’re not sure how to remove the screen filters, ask a qualified plumber to help. They have all the tools to do this quickly without causing damage to your taps.
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Our team vets every professional on our platform, making sure they’re competent, fully qualified and working to the highest of standards. We also ask all our customers for feedback after every job and with thousands of five-star reviews, we’re know our plumbers will give you the very best service.
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