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West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Increase Water Pressure: 5 Helpful Techniques…

Low Water Pressure In Your Home? Quick Fixes…

A bad shower to begin and end a long day is really uncomfortable. Still, when other residential property repairs take preference, you occasionally have to learn to deal with low water pressure.


Deal with to completely get a great flow of water by attempting any of the techniques listed below, which vary from small changes to massive tasks.

Talk with Your Neighbors

: Check over with your neighbors to see if they are having a the same issue. If this is the case, the issue could be with the city’s public water system.


These systems, like your house’s piping, are prone to leakages, obstructions, accumulation, and corrosion.

Rusted Damaged Shut-off Water Valve

Q: What is the reason for low water pressure? Can I repair it myself?

A: The average water pressure at a house’s inlet valve should be around 40 to 50 psi. However, your residential property may still have lower water pressure than desired for a variety of factors.


  • Where you detect it can help you find out what’s causing the issue and whether or not you can repair it yourself.


  • Low water pressure in your region, for example, is most likely an issue that needs to be addressed by the local utility.


  • Whereas, low water pressure at a particular appliance can generally be traced down to a stopped up aerator or a leakage in the water line going to the appliance.

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Inspect the Water Pressure Yourself

You can check the city water pressure yourself before calling your local company by using a test gauge with a hose adapter.


Just screw the gadget onto a hose faucet and turn on the water, after shutting off the rest of your property’s faucets and any water-using home appliances (such as the dishwasher and washing machine).

Professional plumbing technicians admit that readings of 45 or 50 psi are on the low side, 60 is a great reading, and 80 or higher is excessive.


You can choose what actions to take next after you have either eliminated or verified a pressure issue.

Clear the Blockages

Mineral deposits can integrate in your pipes gradually. In extreme cases, the diameter of the pipes shrinks to the point that they get blocked, preventing water from easily flowing.


Leaving you with a pitiful drip in the shower or a small trickle from the faucet.


While extreme cases may need the replacement of areas of pipe, you may at least prevent obstructions at your system’s exit points. Clearing up and dissolving any minerals that are clogging the inside faucet fittings and shower heads will undoubtedly help.


Here is how: Just lay an open zip-lock bag filled with vinegar over your shower head or faucet, secure it with string, and leave it to soak overnight. The next day all that requires to be done is rinse off your cleaned up fittings.

If this approach does not work and you suspect a more serious mineral blockage inside the pipes, contact a plumbing service to examine and fix the issue.

Fully Opened

The following approach takes only a few minutes of research. The flow of water into your property’s pipes is controlled by the main water valve, which is typically found near the meter.


Find the valve and ensure that it is totally open.


If, for example, your pressure drop may be because of a recent property remodeling work. Your licensed contractor may have cut off the main water supply and just partially reopened the valve at the end of the task.


As a result, flow is limited and pressure is reduced. You can adjust the valve yourself, avoiding the necessity for a plumbing contractor.

Water Intake Valve Regulator

Change the Regulator

Many residences that use public water have a regulator, which is either installed at the meter or where the service line goes into the house and ensures that water does not rush through the pipes.


When the regulator stops working, the pressure decreases, leading to a loss of speed that affects some or all of your house’s components.


To solve the problem, either reset or change this part or better yet, employ a plumbing contractor to handle the job for you.

Check for Leakages

Water leakages caused by broken or damaged pipes can draw out water as it flows through your pipes. Leaving you with just a drip at the faucet.


To inspect if your main pipe is damaged, turn off all faucets inside and out, then turn off the water valve in your house and write the number that shows on your water meter.

Return in two hours and take another reading from the meter. Increasing reading suggests a leakage and may indicate that it is time to employ a pro.

Galvanized steel pipes are more susceptible to corrosion gradually, so if you choose to change them, go with premium plastic or copper pipes. You should not feel obligated to do this particular repair yourself:


Pipe replacement requires the services of a knowledgeable plumbing company. While it is a costly project, replacing your pipes will do more than just improve your bathing experience.


In addition to increasing pressure and reducing the likelihood of future leakages, replacing old pipes with brand-new can decrease the possibility of corrosives contaminating your drinking water, leading to much better quality water.

Use a Booster Pump for Water Pressure

It’s possible that the problem isn’t with your plumbing system, but with in the region. Gravity and distance are two significant factors that reduce water pressure.


The pressure may be minimized if your residential property water supply is forced to travel uphill or a long range from the municipal water source.

Low Pressure Water Booster

When it reaches your house, think about adding in a water pressure booster pump to increase the flow rate of the water.


The pump costs around $200 or $300, not including the fee of setup which is (much better entrusted to a certified plumbing contractor).

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