Not enough water pressure when taking a shower? Too little water or too much water flowing out of your faucets?
These are common symptoms of high water pressure or low water pressure problems.
Our plumbers can regulate and restore your water pressure service back to normal 24-HOURS a day provided you live within our Los Angeles plumbing service areas.
Signs you require a water pressure service visit
Sudden rising and falling water pressure changes are tell-tale signs you need a plumber to restore your water pressure to safe levels.
It’s not normal to turn on a faucet and have the water suddenly spray everywhere. Or be taking a shower and find the water suddenly drops after somebody flushes a toilet, turns on the dish washer, or when the yard sprinkler starts.
What causes high water pressure in your faucets or shower heads usually depends on what psi (per square inch) your municipal water supply company has set to supply nearby fire hydrants, tall buildings, commercial sprinkler systems and other reasons.
If they’ve set the pressure higher than the recommended 70 psi for homes, you may be at risk for developing pipe leaks. Certainly you will be wasting lots of water.
What causes low water pressure (a low flow situation) can be a number of things. For example, if all your house fixtures have low water pressure, the cause may be any of the following:
- Pipe corrosion
- Pipe leaks
- Pipe mineral deposit buildup
- Defective pressure reducing valve (PRV)
- Malfunctioning backflow preventer
- Low municipal water flow
- Water heater repair problems
- Partially closed valve
- High elevation
Regulate your water pressure levels
We recommend the best way to restore water pressure service to safe levels is to install a water pressure regulator on the water line leading into your basement or wherever your water pipes are located.
Water pressure regulators (also called water pressure reducing valves or PRV) will provide a lower, more functional pressure for your home pipes and insure your plumbing fixtures operate under safe pressure levels:
- Reduce the high incoming water pressure from your city mains.
- Regulate and maintain a set pressure in your home, usually 70 psi.
If you already have a PRV or backflow preventer and still experiencing pressure fluctuations, or hearing a “thump” or “bang” in the water line (water hammer), the unit(s) itself could be defective.
We’ll inspect, test, and replace your water pressure regulators if necessary.
All of these safety checks are included in our annual plumbing maintenance service plans.