Water pressure problems are irritating and occur often in Canadian homes. There are various reasons behind this problem and a solution to each of them. Before finding the solutions, you should first know what is causing low water pressure. Sometimes, people don’t know what to do when facing low water pressure. So here are some ways which can ease your life and help increase the water pressure.
You should get your water pipes cleaned as clogging causes low water pressure. Whether the water piping system in your house is old or new, they may get clogged at some point. Clogging happens when some particles get stuck in the water pipe and slow or stop the flow of water. You should call a plumber for the cleansing of pipes; it is cost-effective and will not cause clogging for a very long duration. Professional service keeps the water pipes clean and lessens the chances of clogging.
Checking a Leak
Another cause of low water pressure is a leak in the water piping system. There might be a leakage which you cannot see, maybe inside the wall or at a hard-to-reach spot. You could check it yourself through a water meter if you know how to, or better, you can call a plumber. If there would be a leak, the plumber will fix it, and you will be good to go again.
The pressure of water depends on the area you are living in; if it’s highly populated, you will get less water pressure. But if you live in a less populated area, the water pressure will surely be more. To increase the pressure, you could install a water pressure booster in your water pipe system. If you don’t know how to install a pressure booster, call a plumber.
Pressure Reducing Valve
A Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) in your water piping system keeps your water pressure from 40 psi (per square inch) to 55 psi. If this is the pressure unit, then it is normal. But if it’s still low, you can increase the pressure manually by moving the adjusting screw clockwise. The pressure should not be at or above 80 psi because it’s a lot of pressure and it could damage your piping system. So, if you want high water pressure, without damaging your plumbing system, make sure you keep it between 60 psi to 80 psi.
Following the above-given suggestions, you can increase your home’s water pressure. These problems occur frequently, but you should also be ready to face them. Keeping a regular check on your water pipe system and pressure will be of great help. If any problem occurs, you can also call us; our professionals will help you.