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Best Ways to Increase Low Water Pressure In Your House

Low water pressure is an issue that many homeowners deal with. It’s frustrating, inconvenient and even embarrassing if you frequently entertain guests. If the lack of water pressure in your home has become a family joke or you are simply sick of waiting forever for the bathtub to fill, try some of these tips and tricks to increase low water pressure:

Clear Clogged Pipes

drainOne of the most common causes of low water pressure is clogged pipes. Clogs form when sediment or materials such as food, hair, grease or oil bind together and harden in the plumbing system. These types of clogs are most frustrating because they are difficult to detect and often even more difficult to remove. Many homeowners will choose to clear out these clogs with a chemical drain cleaner. This would be a huge mistake.

Chemical drain cleaners use lye as an active ingredient that not only eats away at clogs but also eats at your pipes and weakens them over time resulting in burst pipes or ruptures. For easy and safe drain and pipe cleaning, invest in professional drain cleaning or hydrojetting services. These methods are safe and effective. They will clear out years of clogs while improving your overall water pressure as well.

Make Sure it’s not an Isolated Problem

If the low pressure seems to only affect certain faucets in your home, the issue may be with the hardware, not your overall water pressure. Modern taps and faucets are designed with water conservation and efficiency in mind. Unlike older models that work by letting water flow through a large area out the faucet, newer models have several tiny parts in place to make it more difficult for water to get out. One of these components is a grid-like screen that limits the amount of water that comes out through the faucet.

These tiny holes improve conservation efforts, but they also put the hardware at risk for clogs from tiny particles such as sediment and debris. These tiny clogs will have an impact on your water pressure for that specific type. Before investing in other methods to increase the water pressure, check the faucets first to be sure it’s not simply a clogged faucet.

Adjust the Regulator

shower-water-pressureDid you know that most water suppliers supply water that is too highly pressurized for home use? This is why we use regulators to bring the water pressure to a level that is perfect for our homes.

One of the first things you should check when experiencing low water pressure is if the regulator is working correctly. If all looks good, you can adjust the regulator to let more high-pressure water through the system. Be watchful of any damage or signs of wear and tear to the system. If the regulator looks to be deteriorating, it’s time to replace it.

Install a Booster

One of the most drastic ways to increase low water pressure in your home is by installing a water pressure booster. These devices connect to your plumbing and pass water through an electronic pump and pressure tank. This boosts the pressure and stores it in a reserve tank so the water is ready for you whenever you need it.

For more information on the best ways to increase the water pressure in your home, call Laney's Inc, in Fargo, ND today at (701) 237-0543.