Add testing your water pressure to your Spring Cleaning list
Spring cleaning is right around the corner here in Decatur, Alabama. But many neglect to add a plumbing check to their to do list. This spring we suggest testing your water pressure, because it could save you big problems later on in the year.
If over the last year you were running into a series of plumbing problems like broken pipes, leaky faucets, and running toilets, you may have high water pressure. You can test your water pressure yourself or call the water company. If you have been experiencing issues call the water company and let them know, and ask them what the static water pressure is for your neighborhood. If they don’t know they will send someone to test it. If you would prefer to do it yourself then you will need to purchase a water pressure test gauge. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. Follow the instructions of the test gauge and record your reading.
Normal water pressure should be between 40psi and 80 psi. If your water pressure is below 40psi you have low water pressure. It may mean you need to make sure the main water valve is set correctly, or there may be a break somewhere. If your water pressure is above 80psi this means you have high water pressure that may be damaging your plumbing system. You may need to replace rubber washing machine, toilet, and sink hoses with something more flexible and stronger. If your psi is over 100, you need to call a plumber like Lamco. They can install a pressure reducing valve on the main line and save you major problems in the future.
So if you have noticed any problems with your water pressure, low or high, it wouldn’t hurt to add testing your water pressure to your Spring Cleaning to do list. A professional plumber, like Lamco, can come on out and test your water pressure, and address any issues to prevent any expensive future problems.
If you are interested in improving your plumbing system give us a call. Lamco plumbing has been a trusted Decatur plumber for almost thirty years. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns.