You might have just installed new plumbing at your house but just as you were about to have a nice relaxing shower, you realize that the water is flowing too slowly. This could be due to low water pressure. You can check the water pressure with a pressure gauge by hooking it up to a water spigot. To combat low water pressure and ensure that you have a steady and continuous flow of water at the right pressure, you will have to install a device called a water pressure pump. A water pump is a device that regulates and controls the water pressure within the pipe couplings. They are quite easy to install, although you might want to consult a plumber before you buy one, and are also relatively affordable. And here are some things you should know before installing one:
Pumps come in different shapes and sizes. Therefore, when buying one, you should be aware of your needs and pick one that suits your requirements. Several factors should be considered before buying one. Such as the number of taps in the house, tank placement and elevation. All pumps run on electricity therefore requires a power source, like a generator. A pump should contain accessories such as expansion joints which are sold by rubber bellows suppliers. The function of such a device is to minimize the stress caused to the pipelines due to the movement and vibration of the water pump. Certain pumps also have pressure and flow sensors built into them to ensure an uninterrupted flow of water. Pumps should be maintained regularly to ensure that they work properly. Malfunctioning pumps can cause the water to stagnate and lead to contamination of your drinking water.
In order to avoid this, it’s safer to carry out regular inspections on it. If your pump is placed outside, it’s important to protect it against the weather and regular wear and tear, therefore periodic checks for damages should be carried out. Pumps consist of an array of built in components such as filters and other electric devices and should be thus be monitored often to ensure safety and functionality. However, before buying a pump it’s important that you research on how often the pump needs to be maintained. A high maintenance pump might not be worth the money given the amount of time you would end up on ensuring it works properly. If your pump is placed in a tank, be sure to check and clean the tank for any fallen leaves or debris that could lead to blockages and frequent repairs.