What Everyone Should Know About Water Pressure
What’s worse than not having hot water for your morning shower? Having low water pressure. If the bathtub is taking too long to fill or the shower pressure gets weak whenever someone starts doing the dishes in the kitchen, then it may be the right time to fix your home’s water pressure.
The question is, how do you do that? Of course, your best move is to hire a contractor specialising in this area. They will inspect your incoming mains through several flow rates and pressure tests to diagnose the problem. After that, they will provide a plan to solve the issues.
One of the solutions they contractors recommend are fitting booster pumps to individual showers or the entire bathroom to increase the water pressure and flow to your bathrooms and kitchens. Another solution is installing accumulator tanks and charger pumps in pressurised cold-water storage. That way, your family can use multiple bathrooms and showers at once without any noticeable drop in pressure.
What is the difference between water pressure and flow?
Water pressure is used to describe the measurement of water force that gets through from the mains into the pipes in showers and taps. It is measured in “bars”. Meanwhile, water flow is the quantity of water that gets to your home.
What are the causes of low water pressure?
- Poor plumbing
- Increased demand for water in your home and in your locality
- Damaged or leaking pipes
- Obstruction in the pipes
Why is water pressure important?
Water is a precious commodity. There’s no question about that. But very few people appreciate the importance of correct water pressure. Here’s the gist: Water pressure that is too high can cause leaks and damage to pipes, while water pressure that is too low will leave you struggling to fill your tubs and cisterns. Getting the right balance is necessary.