How to get increasing water pressure?
Increasing water pressure is a concern that should not be taken lightly by homeowners or businesses. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of factors such as closed shut-off valves or blocked faucets.
Another factor that could be contributing to this problem includes major plumbing issues like deteriorating or clogged pipes.
When dealing with weak water pressure, the first thing you should do is to shut off the water system then use a pressure gauge to test the water pressure. Pressure gauges can be bought from home centers and DIY stores.
If the reading is low, it could be possible that the city is delivering at low pressure. If that is the case, then you can consider installing a water pressure booster.
On the other hand, if the reading is high, but the water pressure is still weak, then the problem could be within your control.
Check Your Water Meter Valve
A possible reason why your water pressure is weak is that the water meter valve is not fully open.
The meter valve is usually located outside the house attached to the wall, in an underground box near the streets, or the interior utility area of your home.
Unclog the Pipes
Another probable cause of weak water pressure is clogging inside the pipeline. This can be remedied by using a plunger or a pipe snake to clear away any object blocking the waterline. However, if you see rusting and deterioration, it may be time to replace the pipes.
While it is uncommon, it is possible that the weak water pressure is being caused by a leak from the pipes. A simple adjustment in the connectors or a patch can remedy this problem.