Addressing Low Water Pressure Issues in Your Home

Addressing Low Water Pressure Issues in Your Home

Addressing Low Water Pressure Issues in Your Home

Are you experiencing problems with low water pressure in your home? If so, there are a few troubleshooting steps that you can take as a homeowner before calling out a professional to address the issue. Here is a look at just a few.

Take a Closer Look at Your Pipes

Often, low water pressure in a home can be linked back to issues with pipes. If your pipes have become clogged or if they have become narrow due to buildup inside of the pipes, the result can be low water pressure. To address this issue, simply take steps to unclog the pipes or to remove any buildup that has occurred. It is also a good idea to install a water softener or other filtration system to help to prevent this type of buildup from occurring.

Make Necessary Adjustments

It is also possible that you may need to make adjustments to your pressure switch. With the standard water pressure for home being 60 pounds per square inch, you may need to give it a little boost in order to get the pressure that you need. If your pressures is set to lower than 40 psi, you may have discovered the source of your water pressure problems!

Use a Constant Pressure System

You may also be experiencing water pressure issues due to the location of your pump and the rooms to where the water is being pumped. For example, if you have rooms located on multiple floors within your home, your system may be struggling to regulate the water pressure for each location. To address this issue, you may want to consider installing a constant pressure system. A constant pressure system helps to regulate water pressure no matter where the water is going and regardless of the number of faucets being used at any given time. 

If you need help with figuring out the source of your water pressure issues and how to fix them, contact Pump Service Idaho today!

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