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Low Water Pressure Due to Dirt from Well Water

Due to the recent storm and heavy rain, our well got disturbed and that caused heavy sediments and dirt in the water. Our whole house water filter got heavily clogged, and let the dirt pass through all the pipes and messed up the plumbing.

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We managed to clean the toilet tanks by taking out all the dirt, one of our shower still has very low pressure. The sink right next to it works fine. We are not sure how to clean the dirt that is already inside the pipes. Any tip is appreciated. :-)

By Sam

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful

You definitely need to take all the aerators off the fauces and let what dirt is being pushed through flow out. The aerators will hold it back. Also a lot of sediment accumulates in the bottom of hot water tanks and most people rarely drain them once a year as they should. There should be a pipe near the bottom that you may have never noticed before. That's what it's for. These two things won't solve your entire problem, but it certainly would be a good start.

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