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How to Increase Your Water Pressure

Posted on October 16th, 2015

Low water pressure affects your entire household, but it’s most notable in the shower. (And there’s nothing worse than an unsatisfactory shower!) Fortunately, there are several ways to increase the water pressure throughout your home.

Fresh shower in bathroom

1. Install a pressure booster

First and foremost, test your home’s water pressure. If it’s below 40 psi (pounds per square inch), you may want to consider adding a pressure booster at the water meter. Just be sure that it isn’t set over 80 psi, which can wear out washers on your plumbing fixtures and cause more problems down the road.

2. Clean or replace corroded pipes

Are you living in an older home? Your low water pressure could be due to deteriorating plumbing. That’s because corrosion deposits can clog up pipes, slowing down the flow of water. You may be able to get away with cleaning your pipes, but you’ll probably be better off replacing corroded plumbing with new copper piping.

3. Hack your shower head

If you’re only experiencing low water pressure in the shower, it could have to do with your shower head. Some newer, water-efficient shower heads contain a washer that construct water flow. Use a drill to enlarge the hole (just slightly!) and improve water flow.

If you require assistance with any of these steps, don’t hesitate to contact the experts of Plumbing Medic. Our number one priority is providing excellent and personalized plumbing service to our valued customers! Give us a call today:

(602) 649-6435

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