Water Pressure

Optimizing Your Drainage and Water Pressure

Two of the most important characteristics of the plumbing system in your home are drainage and water pressure. Without proper water pressure, the water hardly runs with enough power to make it worth using. Improper drainage doesn’t allow used water to evacuate from sinks and tubs, rendering them useless as well.

Efficient water pressure makes washing dishes easier and taking showers more comfortable. When you have proper draining in your sinks and tubs, you can quickly refill for the next sinkful of dishes or the next bath. Dishwashers and washing machines also require both of these elements to run properly; otherwise, you could be dealing with inefficient appliances and flooding.

In this article, we’ll discuss the best ways to optimize the drainage and water pressure in your home.

Optimize Your Drainage and Water Pressure

Drainage and water pressure can often go hand-in-hand, and the following tips can help you improve the effectiveness of both.

Is It the Whole House?

If you’re dealing with inefficient draining or water pressure, you should first find out if it’s an issue throughout the whole house. Normally, if you’re having a problem with both of these processes, there are a few areas you should inspect.

Check for leaks around your home. These can be leaks around faucets, knobs, and pipes inside or outside of your home. There could also be an issue with sediment and calcium build-up inside of your pipes. If this is the case, a drain cleaner should help free up the pressure and help your drain flow properly.

Use a Booster

Did you know you can have water pressure boosters installed in your home? These attach to your plumbing system, allowing water to pass through an electric pump that boosts the pressure through the drains. This can give you a much higher rate of pressure through the pipes in your home.

Regulator Adjustment

Your plumbing system has a regulator that allows you to adjust the water pressure throughout your plumbing system. When you find an appropriate setting, you can use it to optimize and maintain an effective level of pressure.

When you’re having issues with your plumbing or draining in your house, it can be a serious inconvenience. However, with a simple inspection, you can either pinpoint or correct the problem.

If you’ve found out where the problem lies but can’t repair it yourself, you should contract the services of a professional. Open Drains can handle all of your plumbing needs, no matter how big or small. Contact us when you need standard or emergency services, and we’ll handle the problem day or night.


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