Sudden drop in water pressure on second floor
April 11, 2009 8:27 AM Subscribe
What can I do to investigate a sudden drop in water pressure (or flow) in the second floor only of my house before I call a plumber this Monday?
posted by maudlin to home & garden (9 answers total)
I've already seen this question
, but I bought this new two storey townhouse three years ago and all has been fine up until yesterday.
Basement and first floor pressure are fine in all sinks and the powder room toilet. But the second floor water sources have been weak since yesterday. The flow from the bathtub tap is markedly decreased, the sink is a little softer, too, and the toilet flush is definitely weak.
Given the sudden onset and localization, could this be a leak? (Oh, I really don't want to call a plumber out on a holiday weekend if I can help it, although I know that if this could be a leak, I should move fast). Or could a slowly building blockage show no signs until it just reached a critical point yesterday?