Sonora Ca plumbers from Optimized Plumbing & Piping can help you if you have low water pressure, or low water flow!
Our Sonora Ca plumbers have found that several things can cause low water pressure or flow including old corroded pipes that are full of rust or other debris, an underground water leak that is large enough to drop water pressure, or just low water pressure coming from the County main, or from your own well. The good news is any of these problems can be solved by one of our expert plumbers based out of Sonora, Ca. Read the sections below to find out how, or call 209-352-4294 to schedule an appointment.
The difference in low water pressure, and low water flow described by a Sonora, Ca plumber.
Water pressure can be measured with a gauge that is put on at a hose connection. Ideal water pressure is around 60 psi. If water pressure is above 80 psi our Sonora, Ca plumbers recommend installing a pressure reducing valve to get it back to normal pressure. Anything below 40 psi and we hear complaints about low water pressure. If water pressure is normal but you still don’t get the volume of water you would like the problem is probably an obstruction in the pipe, or a narrow passageway that the pipe has to go through. This is common with old galvanized pipes, because the corrosion starts on the inside. Many times when our Sonora, Ca plumbers re-pipe the water lines of a house they find pipes that were nearly closed up on the inside from rust and corrosion.
Solving low water flow problems described by a Sonora, Ca plumber.
Low water flow normally needs to be fixed by finding the obstruction in the pipe, and removing it. Our Sonora, Ca plumbers have found obstructions that can include calcium or lime buildup, sediment that is clogging fixtures like shower heads and faucet aerators, or entire water piping systems with so much corrosion that water can barely get through. If the problem is in a single faucet it could be solved by simply removing the aerator, cleaning out any sediment or scale, and replacing it. If there is low flow everywhere in the house the more likely cause is the pipes are corroded which can be remedied by re-piping the house with Pex water pipe. Either way one of our Sonora, Ca plumbers from Optimized plumbing can help-
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Solving low water pressure problems described by a Sonora, Ca plumber.
If water pressure is measured by a gauge, and is low a pressure boosting pump can be added to the water line to get the desired water pressure. Some new pressure boosting pumps like one of our Sonora, Ca plumbers recently installed in Jamestown comes with a flow switch, pressure switch, and internal expansion tank. What does this mean? It means the whole pressure boosting system comes in one small package with everything needed to increase your water pressure. The internal expansion tank takes the place of a much larger expansion tank that takes up more room, but serves the same purpose which is to keep the pump from cycling on and off too often. The flow switch tells the pump to come on when it senses flow, and the pressure switch tells the pump to come on when pressure in your water line drops.
If you have a problem with your water system call us today at 209-352-4294 to schedule an appointment, and let us solve your problem for you. We offer plumbing service for all parts of Tuolumne County, and Calaveras County.
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