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Understanding Water Pressure in Commercial Buildings

Understanding Water Pressure in Commercial Buildings

Understanding Water Pressure in Commercial Buildings Mar 21, 2024

The ideal water pressure in commercial buildings should range from 40 psi to 80 psi (pounds per square inch). It is important to maintain water pressure within this range to optimize the performance of plumbing appliances and fixtures. Proper water pressure also prevents water leaks, minimizes water waste, and extends the lifespan of your plumbing pipes and other fixtures. If your water pressure drops below 40 psi or has gone excessively high, get in touch with a professional plumbing repair service for an inspection.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we’ve helped countless customers experiencing water pressure problems in commercial buildings and residential properties. We are able to determine the root cause of water pressure issues and the right solutions. In this article, we will cover some of the essential things you need to know about water pressure in commercial buildings.

Is Your Water Pressure Too High? Here's How to Tell

The normal water pressure in commercial buildings should range from 40 psi to 80 psi. If the water pressure is too high, you may notice banging sounds coming from water pipes and spitting from the faucet aerator. In extreme cases, very high water pressure can lead to cracks or even pipe bursts. On the other hand, low water pressure can lead to inefficient appliance performance. For instance, insufficient water pressure can cause incomplete toilet flushes or the need to flush the toilet multiple times to clear the waste.

What Causes Low Water Pressure?

  • Partially closed or malfunctioning shut-off valves restricting water flow
  • Leaking pipes
  • Faulty pressure regulator
  • Clogged pipes

What Causes High Water Pressure?

  • A malfunctioning pressure regulator
  • Faulty shut-off valves
  • Problems on the supply side
  • Plumbing pipe issues

If you're experiencing water pressure issues in your home, reach out to an experienced commercial plumbing service for help. Whether the water coming out of your taps has been reduced to a trickle or the water pressure is too high, qualified plumbers have the expertise and tools to provide you with reliable solutions. They can identify the cause of water pressure issues and fix the root cause. Many homeowners tend to ignore water pressure issues, because they don't understand the harmful effects that come with excessively high or low water pressure. Reach out to a nearby plumbing service as soon as you notice water pressure problems in your residential or commercial property. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

How Rooter Man Plumbing Can Help

If you need help with restoring water pressure to the acceptable range, let the knowledgeable and experienced plumbers at Rooter Man Plumbing help you out. We can help you install a pressure regulator on the main water line coming into your commercial property. This device is designed to regulate the water pressure and ensure it stays within a safe range. Our plumbers have the skills and state-of-the-art tools to diagnose the source of the pressure issues and provide you with a solution. Rooter Man Plumbing is the name you can trust for all of your commercial plumbing needs, including leak detection, pipe repair, troubleshooting, pipe replacement, and more.


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