Most of the time, we want high water pressure. Showers are terrible and excessively lengthy when the water pressure is low, and it’s also difficult to rinse dishes or even fill up a bucket of water. So why is your home outfitted with a water pressure regulator when, for the most part, we would prefer the option of high water pressure when we need it?
The city’s water main may be at a much, much higher pressure than you would expect. Without any regulation on your own water lines, water could come out of the faucets at such a high speed that it’s dangerous. Furthermore, it could damage a dishwasher, a sink faucet, or any other plumbing fixture or appliance.
A water pressure regulator is installed on your property in order to protect your plumbing components. In addition, it helps you to save some money and conserve water. A spring-loaded diaphragm restricts water as it enters your home’s plumbing and moves water back out
After a pressure regulator is installed, the pressure settings can still be adjusted. If you feel you do not have enough water pressure, it may only be that you need to adjust the pressure regulator settings. However, if this is something that has happened gradually over time, it could signal a different issue.
If your water pressure is too low, consider these other possibilities:
When you do have a problem with your pressure regulator, need one installed, or need help finding the source of your water pressure issues, be sure to call an experienced plumber for help.