November 23rd, 2021
Low water pressure is one of the most common and annoying issues that plague many homeowners, engineers, and builders. It can easily disturb your daily chores like washing clothes, taking a shower, cleaning dishes, etc. The good news is that you don’t have to compromise your daily activities for the sake of low water pressure. By installing a high-quality water booster pump, you can significantly eliminate your water pressure troubles.
Commonly known as water pressure boosters, these are centrifugal pumps that are used to increase the pressure of incoming water from a water source. As the water enters the pump, compressed air pressurizes it and boosts the pressure throughout the building.
If you want to increase the water pressure and volume available in your system, installing a New Jersey Variable Booster Pump is the best thing you can do. However, during and before the installation, you have to take care of an array of things to make things simple. For instance, you need to turn off the incoming water and turn on the ledge faucet to relieve the pressure.
To determine the exact water pressure your home needs, you need to test your water pressure first. By attaching a water pressure gauge to an outside spigot, you can calculate the water pressure value. If the water pressure is below 30 PSI, it will need some improvement.
Most people test the water pressure only when it’s noticeably low. However, too high of a water pressure (75 PSI or above) can harm your pipelines, connections, faucets, and appliances. In that case, you can install a water pressure regulator on the water main.
Water pressure boosters are usually attached to the main water line. Their installation is quite easy, but you should get in touch with a professional to make the process hassle-free. Here are a few good tips to guide you in your water booster installation journey.
Water pressure problems arrive from several variables, including the height of the water source, the elevation of the premise, the number of people occupying the premises, and the number of water fixtures within that premise. Before you invest in one of the New Jersey variable booster pumps, you should ensure that low water pressure isn’t caused by more serious issues, such as clogged pipes, leaks, corrosion, sediment, etc. If only a small section of your home is affected by low water pressure, you may have clogged pipes. In that case, purchasing a water pressure booster pump could be pointless.
Before beginning the installation, make sure your home/office is ready for the process. Make sure the water is shut off and drained from your pipes. Release air before the installation and leave your faucets open to make things quicker. Manage space accordingly to avoid interrupting the installation. Also, it’s good to check municipal plumbing regulations before installing your pressure booster.
Installing your water pressure booster requires a few changes to the water main. For instance, it may require indoor installations. Make sure you clean off the pipe with emery paper so that the fittings can adequately grip the pipe. Adjust the cut into the exact fit and take into account perpendicular joints.
Almost all municipalities require some sort of backflow prevention device for commercial buildings. Make sure you reinstall the RPZ valve if you haven’t already done so. Install a water pressure gauge in the outlet pipes if you want to install the pipes and fittings. This will allow you to check the PSI value in your house and adjust accordingly.
Once the installation is complete, turn on the main water valve and check the water pressure with the gauge you’ve installed. Depending on the size of your building, you will need a water pressure of somewhere around 50-69 PSI. Make sure you inspect the water pressure booster from time-to-time to enjoy uninterrupted water pressure.
Low water pressure doesn’t mean you can’t have a perfect shower in the morning. If you’re suffering from unsatisfactory water pressure, this is how a New Jersey variable booster pump could be the end of your inconveniences. With some careful preparation, you can easily get your booster installed. Do you have any questions regarding a New Jersey water booster pump?
Contact us at Callaghan Pump and take advantage of our experience, competence, and quality products. For more than 14 years, we have been helping homeowners, engineers, and contractors meet their pumping needs in New Jersey. Maybe now, it’s your turn.