Water Pressure Problems
Water pressure problems are a common complaint among homeowners. Problems relating to water pressure generally come in two forms: The water pressure is too high, or the water pressure is too low. At Colepepper Services, we can help with all of your San Diego water pressure problems.
San Diego Water Pressure
Many homeowners in San Diego find that their water pressure is too high. This occurs simply because the city keeps the water pressure high to ensure that they are able to pump water to all of the neighborhoods. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to reduce your incoming water pressure to 80 lbs or less to be in compliance with the uniform plumbing code, or UPC.
We recommend adjusting your pressure to 65 lbs or less. When your water pressure is too high, it can cause toilets to run and faucets to drip. It also wastes a lot of water, and in extreme situations, it can cause your pipes to burst. To reduce your incoming water pressure, you need a pressure reducing valve, or PRV.
Low Water Pressure in San Diego
In most cases, low water pressure in San Diego occurs as the result of old galvanized pipes that have become rusted inside. Galvanized pipes haven’t been used much in San Diego since the 1960s, so this problem is most commonly seen in older homes. Unfortunately, replacing the pipe is the only way to solve this problem. At Colepepper Services, we can repipe your home using copper pipe to restore sufficient water pressure.
Whether you’re dealing with low water pressure or high water pressure, let the plumbers at Colepepper Services help. We provide fast and affordable plumbing services to residents throughout the San Diego area, and we would be more than happy to help with your San Diego water pressure problem. For service, please call 619-838-1322 today.