Do you think the level of water pressure in your home could be improved? Want to know how to test your H2O pressure and how you could fix it depending on the system you have in your home? Carry on reading.
We have outline possible symptoms of low pressure so you can decipher if your home is suffering from this problem.
If any of the above symptoms ring true with your home, you may want to think about carrying out a water pressure test or call Plumbcare.com for a free quote and survey.
To test your home water pressure all you need is a measuring jug (1-2 litre jug) and a timer, modern smartphones usually have this function in the settings. Next, simply follow these simple steps or visit the water pressure problems website for further details on how to carry out the test.
Step 1 - Place the measuring jug under the problem tap, shower or pipe Step 2 - Turn the water on full Step 2.1 - Set the timer going Step 3 - Time how long it takes for the water to fill the jug
Now enter the time and amount of water into this calculator, which will produce a result for you indicating if you have low pressure or normal/above average pressure. If you have low water pressure call Plumbcare.com for a survey
To fix low water pressure in your home you need to know what type of system you’re using in your home. there are three types of systems, a Gravity Fed system, Combi Boiler and a Unvented system. Here’s a brief look at each system and how to spot the differences between them:
Gravity Fed System –
These are normally used in older properties, if you live in an older house that hasn’t been renovated you’re more than likely going to have a gravity fed system. This is known as a low pressure system
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Combi Boiler –
These types of systems are very common, a combination boiler will take its water source from the mains water located outside of your property, feeding into your home through a pipe. Many homes choose a combi boiler when looking to save space in their homes
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To solve low water pressure issue on a combi boiler you will need to add a water pump to the mains water feed. Contact Plumbcare.com to come out to your property and give you a free survey and quotation for the work.
Unvented System –
These systems use a separate hot water cylinder to store your homes hot water supply straight from the mains supply. As the unvented system stores hot water under high pressure these systems are normally used to carry your hot water to a loft conversion etc
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To solve a low water pressure problem with an unvented system you will need to add an additional water pump to push the water circulation around your system. Contact Plumbcare.com to carry out a survey and provide a free quotation for your system.
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