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Methods for Increasing Low Household Water Pressure

low household water pressureWhen it comes to increasing your household water pressure, there are many methods with varying degrees of commitment and expense. Either way, boosting low water pressure is a much-sought-after service for many homeowners. Today we will be looking at four methods that could save you money and improve your home’s water pressure:

Replace the Regulator

The regulator is a device that regulates water pressure coming from the water supplier. Did you know that many water suppliers provide water that is too highly pressurized? This is why regulators exist, to make sure the water pressure is at a comfortable and effective level. If the regulator is old, deteriorating or is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, you may benefit from replacing it with a newer unit. The regulator can also be easily adjusted to allow more water pressure in your home.

Rule Out the Faucets

low household water pressureModern faucets are equipped with many small details and components that ensure absolute efficiency and water conservation. These small parts also make it more likely that something in the faucet could become clogged or blocked by a small piece of debris or built up sediment. If this happens, you will notice decreased water pressure in that specific faucet. Before going to great measures to repair a low water pressure problem, ensure that it isn’t something that can be fixed with your faucet only.

Invest in a Booster

Water pressure boosters are great devices that will show a significant improvement in your water pressure. These devices can sometimes be a bit pricey, which is why many homeowners use them as a last resort. They work by passing your water supply through an electronic pump and pressure tank. When the water pressure has been boosted, the water is stored in a reserve tank that allows you to get access to high-pressure water without having to wait for the pump to work.

Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning and Hydrojetting

One of the most common culprits when it comes to low water pressure is clogged and blocked drains and pipes. When your pipes become clogged with things such as hair, food, grease and oil, it poses a serious problem. Many homeowners simply reach for a bottle of store-bought chemical drain cleaner in these instances. However, this action is counter-intuitive because chemical drain cleaners harm your pipes and create weak spots that will eventually rupture. We recommend scheduling professional drain cleaning or hydrojetting to ensure your pipes are clean and free of clogs or debris. This will help your overall pipe health as well as improve your water pressure.

Call 630-577-9241 and speak with the experts at Jim Wagner Plumbing Inc., in Lombard, IL, about improving your home water pressure today.