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Low water pressure in the house: do I need a domestic waterworks?

Too little or changing water pressure is unfortunately a very common phenomenon in residential buildings and single-family homes. This means problems with showering, dripping taps, very slow running water in the toilet cistern and inefficient garden irrigation. In other words: reduced comfort. If you have very low water pressure in your home, installing a booster pump could be the solution. With a domestic waterworks, you can increase the water pressure in the entire system and all devices connected to it: shower, faucet, toilet, washing machine, garden sprinkler, etc..

Low water pressure in the house for shower, washing machine, toilet and Co.

Increase the water pressure with the domestic waterworks

There are many types of pressurized water pumps so you need to do some research and find out which one Domestic waterworks is suitable for you. Read reviews, talk to others, and make smart choices about your home based on your situation. The booster pumps are usually affordable, compact, and relatively easy to install. What you usually don’t get with these devices is a way to adjust the extra pressure. This means that it is important to find out in advance how much water pressure you now have and how much delivery capacity the pump has to provide.

Measure low water pressure in the house with a pressure gauge

Measure the water pressure

A water pressure gauge, also called a manometer, can be bought from a hardware store and used to check the existing water pressure. The device displays the pressure in bars or psi (pounds per square inch). Normally the pressure should not exceed 5 bar (75 psi) as this is not good for the installation system. If the current pressure is 2.75 bar (40 psi), consider using a booster pump that delivers no more than 2.41 bar (35 psi). However, there are only a few domestic water pumps that can be used to set the outlet pressure.

talk to an installer about the installation and costs of a domestic waterworks

One should also note that:

  • How big is the main water pipe that comes into the house?

The installation runs more smoothly if the connection size of the pressurized water pump matches the pipe size of the existing line. By installing flexible pipes on the domestic waterworks, the process is quick and easy. So make sure you know what size pipe you need.

  • Is there enough space for a domestic waterworks?

Limited space is always a big issue these days. Even if the pump is small, you still have to plan enough space so that the pump can be serviced and also allow good air circulation.

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  • Is there an electrical outlet nearby?

Most domestic waterworks come with a 0.5 to 2 meter cable. After determining the location, make sure there is an electrical outlet nearby. If there are none, then you need to consider whether it is worth installing a new power line for the pump.

  • Is the location dry and frost-free?

Take the environmental conditions into account when choosing a location for the domestic waterworks. Is the garage, cellar or garden shed well insulated or do you have to protect the device from cold and moisture so that it does not freeze or rust?

Valves, screw connections and other accessories in the hardware store

  • How much effort will it be?

So that everything is installed correctly, the domestic waterworks must be connected to the water pipe in the house. You should ensure that the screw connections are as tight as possible. It is also advisable to use a Teflon tape there, as this ensures an absolute seal. It is important that you can switch back to the local water network at any time when connecting to the house water pipe.

Do some research on the work to be done and the cost. You can call local plumbers to find out how much it will cost to install a domestic waterworks. At least you know how much you would save if you did it yourself.

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