So, why the low water pressure?
It didn't take long to find the cause. It was hidden, but we found it!
It took some bending, and leaning, and stretching, and camera extending.
But I was able to get a photo of it!
A very, very clogged whole-house water filter.
What's the problem here?
If you can't see it, out of sight is out of mind.
If you can't get to it, regular replacement is difficult at best.
This filter was so clogged water had a hard time passing through it.
And it was particularly noticeable in the shower.
Do the sellers know there is poor water pressure in the house? Of course!
Do they know why? Probably not.
My recommendation: it pays real dividends to understand your house, and all of the many components therein. A house is a big system of interactivity! Things go together and work together. If there is a problem with the water pressure it has to be for a reason. And the reasons could be many! Or any one of many! If there is a known issue, try to figure it out! If you can't, or the professionals you have asked to help cannot, call a home inspector! We are generalists and know how to investigate! And we will.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560