Having the right water pressure in your home is essential for a comfortable living experience. Too low or too high water pressure can cause a variety of problems, from broken pipes to expensive bills. It is important to check the water pressure in your home twice a year to make sure it is within the ideal range. The ideal water pressure for your home typically ranges from 40 to 80 psi (pounds per square inch).
Water pressure below 40 psi is considered low, while water pressure above 80 psi is considered too high. Low water pressure can be annoying, but it won't damage the pipes, valves, water heater, or dishwasher the way high-pressure water can. If you find that your home has consistently low water pressure, you can ask a licensed plumber to install a device called a water pressure regulator (or pressure reducing valve). If your home has consistently high water pressure, you will need to repair or replace the existing water pressure regulator on the main water line that enters your home.
You can buy a water pressure gauge at your local hardware store or home improvement store and use it to check the water pressure in your home. If the pressure is consistently above 80 psi, it's time to add a water pressure regulator to your waterline. Once the new regulator has been installed, you can adjust the water pressure relatively easily without having to call a plumber. If you feel that the water pressure in your house is too low after installing a new regulator, you may only need a simple adjustment to bring it up to the correct level.
If you are unsure about how to adjust the water pressure in your home, it is best to consult with a licensed plumber who can help you find the ideal balance between comfort and safety. As an expert in plumbing and home maintenance, I recommend that homeowners check their water pressure twice a year and make sure it is within the ideal range of 40-80 psi. If it is too low or too high, they should contact a licensed plumber who can install or adjust a water pressure regulator. This will ensure that their home has the right amount of water pressure for comfort and safety.