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Low water pressure is typically one of the first signs that something is wrong with your plumbing system. At least, it’s one of the first signs that homeowners recognize. Our plumbers understand entirely, especially when the system goes from lots of pressure to little or no pressure at all.
While the sudden detection of low pressure is a huge indicator of other problems, most homeowners don’t realize the risks. Despite what you might believe, high pressure in a plumbing system can also be an indication of a slew of problems.
Troubleshooting And Repair
Pressures can vary, but a normally functioning plumbing system should operate at around anywhere from 80 PSI (Pounds Per Square-Inch). With that in mind, 80 PSI is considered a bit on the higher end. Most water companies would not set their meters to pump at 80 PSI, unless the lines traveled a great distance, supplied an abnormal number of fixtures, or needed to travel up inclines.
Commercial and industrial settings would be the best-case scenarios for higher pressures. Most New York City homes only operate at around 55 PSI. Either way, it is generally your water supplier that will determine these pressures. Believe it or not, they could be robbing you.
That’s where we step in. Our highly trained and certified techs are more than qualified and familiar with the area’s regulations and pressure ratings. With the advent of smart meters, a lot of service providers can now do pretty amazing this from the office. The main point is, high and low pressures don’t always necessarily mean there is a problem on your end.
One could waste a lot of time looking for a leak when the problem is on the side of the pressure regulator. These are things our trained techs can determine without cutting into walls and going through major troubleshooting procedures.
Even as a homeowner, you’ve likely noticed that plumbing pipes come in a wide range of sizes and designs. White plastic PVC piping and plastic PEX are becoming more popular, thanks to there diversity and ease of installation. PEX and PVC have long since surpassed copper plumbing pipes for cost-efficiency.
Connecting these various types of pipes without ensuing leaks can be extremely tricky. Not only that but in many cases doing so requires stepping down or up in size, which can also have adverse impacts on your water pressure.
The point here is, swapping out your faucets and fixtures isn’t always as easy as just replacing what’s there with something more modern or advanced. Newer applications might feature different piping materials or sizes.
These are all things you won’t need to concern yourself with when you opt to use our expert plumbing services. We’ll handle everything from acquiring the right fixtures to ensuring they are installed properly and not leaking.
Symptoms Of Pressure Problems
When doing business with our plumbing services all a homeowner needs to know is when to pick up the phone and make that crucial call. The earlier the better because the longer these issues fester, the more problems they stand to cause.
If you notice an increase in high or low pressure, anywhere in the home or building, you’ll want to notify us
- Restricted water flow is another sign to get us on the line
- Abnormal noises when flushing or turning on faucets are a good sign that something is wrong
- Vibrating pipes could lead to a whole handful of unwanted issues
- Leaky toilet values or constantly filling toilets are a good way to raise your water bill
- Broken or leaky pipes and obviously another big sign that repairs are needed
- Puddled water along the main water line