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ChocOrange3 Wed 01-Nov-17 11:26:06


We have a 5 bed family house with 2 bathrooms and 3 kids (who keep growing every day!). Our water pressure is so bad that if someone runs a tap/flushes the toilet/puts a load of washing on then the water everywhere else in the house stops running. Its becoming increasingly difficult in the mornings getting ready for work/school (#middleclassproblems I know)

But I have no idea what to do about it. How can we increase our water pressure? Is it external or internal. I don't even know what type of company/handyman/person to get over who can look and give me an assessment of the changes needed.

Can anyone advise me what to do next?


MrMenAndLittleMiss Wed 01-Nov-17 14:22:05

When we moved house we found out that the upstairs hot water pressure was very poor. The shower was especially useless so we have just had a pump fitted to it and it's amazing. It cost just over £500 and took a day to fit. Afaik though it is for shower only so may not be the answer you need.

QuinionsRainbow Wed 01-Nov-17 16:18:52

How many storeys and where are your hot and cold water tanks?

johnd2 Wed 01-Nov-17 21:25:52

Check the stop tap is on properly. But turn it back 1/4 of a turn from the fully on position
Have you got an old lead water main? If so it may be collapsing and need replacing.
Could be a blockage elsewhere.

wheresmyphone Thu 02-Nov-17 21:59:15

Our pressure was rubbish as we live in Victorian house and feed into house was very very small thin pipe. Had to change that and we put in a pressurised hot water system. Loads of money. Annoying!

MrsMoastyToasty Thu 02-Nov-17 22:00:54

How old is your house? And where is the external stop tap?

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