High And Low Water Pressure
High and Low Water Pressure
If you’re like most people with plumbing issues, there’s a good chance that you don’t know what is causing the problem or what to do about it. It’s true, there are many issues that can arise with plumbing. That’s why Murray Plumbing is passionate about educating people on plumbing, helping them to recognize the problem they’re having and to determine the best course of action in order to fix it. In this article, we share with you how to recognize if you’re dealing with high water pressure or low water pressure, as well as why those can cause you trouble, and what to do about it.
Why Water Pressure Matters
You need your water to run properly for the numerous jobs that you use it for. Whether it b watering your garden, filling a washing machine, taking a shower, or washing the dishes, the
flow of your water is incredibly important. Not only is proper water pressure important to complete your tasks, but high water pressure can also actually be damaging by stressing your fixtures, pipes, and appliances.
Recognizing High and Low Water Pressure
There are simple ways to tell whether your water pressure is high or low, and there also tests you can buy to help you know for sure. If testing is your thing, buy a pressure gauge at the hardware store or online, hook it up to a hose faucet, and check the gauge. If it registers between 30 and 80, your water pressure is fine. If, however, it’s higher or lower, you’ll know whether your water pressure is high or low. If you don’t want to buy a test, then turn your master shower and sink on while flushing the toilet. You’ll know that you have an issue with your water pressure if the shower flow slows down a lot as the toilet fills back up. Other simple signs of low water pressure are that water runs slowly and lightly when other water is being used or you hear a whistle coming from your pipes.
Why You Have High or Low Water Pressure
There are a few different reasons you might be having trouble with your water pressure. One of the most common reasons for low water pressure is that you have a leak in your pipe. Another
cause could be mineral deposits building up in your pipe, or corrosion of your pipes. It could
also be due to a break in the public water pipes, and will require a call to your public water
department. Your home could also be the cause of your water pressure problems, depending on where your home is located or what you live near.
Fixing Your Water Pressure
Discovering that you have high or low water pressure is pretty easy, but once you know, it’s
imperative that you have the problem taken care of. Whether you need your pipes cleaned out, replaced, repaired, or a pressure regulator installed, you will need the help of an expert. Murray Plumbing will do the hard work for you, determining the reason for your high or low water pressure, and then repairing, installing, and maintaining your system for you. We will help you get your water pressure back on track, and give you the peace of mind you need that your plumbing is in the best hands.