Unless you’ve experienced plumbing issues before and have a good grasp of the water system in your home, then you probably don’t have a clue about water pressure, what it is and also what it can do for you.
Water typically comes into your home through a series of pipes. When you turn a faucet, you can expect water to come out at a relatively high rate, but what if it just trickles out or what if your hot water tap is much lower pressure than your cold one? There could be a number of different reasons why this happens, and it can also be problematic for your everyday life.
Why you should care about water pressure
To start with, let’s take a look at why low water pressure is a problem in your home:
- Water will flow slowly out of your taps, resulting in poorer cleaning power such as in the shower
- Baths and pots will take forever to fill
- Temperature changes in the water will take a long time
- It could indicate a plumbing issue in your home
- It could mean that there’s a leak somewhere
- There could be damage somewhere in your plumbing system
Similarly, high water pressure can also cause a number of different issues. For instance, it could damage your faucets and pipes, it could cause you to waste a lot of money on your water bills and it could be uncomfortable to use. You may also put your pipes at risk of damage due to the high pressure.
In short, you should mostly be concerned about the comfort in your home and how it can be affected by either poor or too high water pressure. Nobody likes to have a bath that takes forever to fill and if your water pressure is too low, then it’ll be very difficult to take an effective shower in the morning.
Dealing with water pressure issues is also a smart move for the general health of your water system. If you want to drink a certain amount of water each day then it’s a good idea to check on the quality of the water coming out of your taps because the pressure could be affecting it.
How to fix water pressure issues
There are a couple of ways to troubleshoot pressure issues. The most common method would be to simply contact a plumber and let them know about a lack of water pressure in various parts of your home. They might recommend that you purchase Sta-Rite pressure pumps to help you get more pressure into your home, or it could mean regulating your water pressure to ensure it’s at the right level using the tools and components you already have in your home.
Alternatively, you could also attempt to find the issue yourself and provide a DIY solution. However, DIY solutions are generally dangerous and could result in more money spent repairing the damages. We don’t recommend trying to do your own plumbing work, so if you do notice your water pressure causing issues, then it’s best to contact a professional.