Low water pressure? Billy the Sunshine Plumber can help you with that.
You spent a grand day yesterday kayaking at the Chaz. The weather was perfect – not too hot. Still kayaking is sweaty fun and you were looking forward to a good, long soak in a hot tub when you got home.
You got your soak, but it took awhile to fill up the tub because your water pressure seemed too low. That made you think about the water pressure in the rest of your home. And, recently, you’ve noticed that you don’t seem to be getting water from the faucets in your kitchen or bathroom sinks as forcefully as usual. Not only that, it seems to take forever to fill up your washing machine.
Before you do anything else, you should call the city or county – whichever one supplies your water – and have their staff conduct a water pressure test to make sure there are no problems with the public line that connects to your home. If there’s no problem with the public system, then the problem is with your home’s plumbing, according to finance.yahoo.com.
If it is a problem with your plumbing, finance.yahoo.com suggests you adjust the pressure-reducing valve “which can be found on the main water-supply pipe; look for a conical-shaped valve next to the water meter, close to where the main water pipe enters the house.
“Protruding from the top of the valve is a threaded bolt. To raise pressure, loosen the bolt’s locking nut, then turn the bolt clockwise. Use the pressure gauge to determine when you reach the proper water pressure, which again, is around 50 PSI. Then, tighten the locknut to secure the valve.”
If the valve is already at the appropriate pressure or, if adjusting it doesn’t work, finance.yahoo.com suggests you install a pressure booster.
“When all other methods to increase water pressure have failed, hire a licensed plumbing contractor to install a water-pressure booster pump. These compact, but powerful, electric pumps are cut into the water-supply line where they turbo-charge the incoming pressure and raise it to the proper level,” finance.yahoo.com says. “Note that booster pumps come in a wide variety sizes and styles …. An experienced plumber will be able to recommend which pump is best suited for your home and family.”
An experienced plumber can also take a look at your system to determine if there’s some other problem that might be causing, or contributing to, your low-pressure issue.
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