How Do You Lower Water Pressure?

There are several things that you can do to help reduce the water pressure in your home. These include locating stop taps, installing pressure valves, and contacting pumping professionals to check the pressure. 

As a leading provider of water pressure and drain jetting services in Passaic County, NJ, we’ve listed a few tips to help you lower your water pressure if you feel like it might be too high for your home.

Test Your Water Pressure Often!

Although you may prefer taking showers with a strong and steady stream of water, your home’s plumbing does not. High water pressure can cause all sorts of issues, so it’s vital to ensure it’s at a more appropriate (lower) pressure. You can ensure this by having a professional check your home’s water pressure regulator. The best thing about having a professional come out and check this component is that he or she will be able to school you on the ideal pressure for your home and how to adjust it if needed.

Locate the External Stop Tap

External stop taps are usually located on the boundary of a property and should be accessed if there are any immediate issues with water supply. That being said, most new properties also have internal stop taps to isolate water supplies one by one.

For homes that use a water meter, stop taps will be located near the meter and typically have a brass tap or a plastic head — these must be turned 90-degrees to turn off the water supply. Older meters have separate, brass stop taps.

Turn Down the Internal Stop Tap

When water pressure increases in your home, it can be lowered by slowly turning down the internal stop tap. As the flow of water and pressure reduce, the stop tap produces a reduced downstream flow of water. Alternatively, a plumbing professional can install a pressure reducing valve, which will help protect the pipework in your property.

Identify the Cause of Noisy Pipes

Noisy popes could be a sign that air has found its way inside your plumbing system, the pipes are loose, or you may have a faulty tap. These symptoms can cause banging or juddering noises through your plumbing system. If there is a leak in your pipes, you may also hear a rushing noise, which becomes more prominent overnight. Internal problems cause most pipe-related noises, and a plumber should be contacted if you become concerned.

For additional information on how to lower or raise the water pressure in your home, underground sewer pipe repair in Morris County, NJ, or any other service, please contact us today!