Signs Of Water Pressure Problems
It’s typically easy to see when you have a problem with your pressure. The water from your taps has slowed to a trickle or your shower head has gone from a peaceful flow to bucketing down hard. There are times, however, when it may be less obvious. Here are some clues to watch out for:
- Your taps whistle and bang when you turn them on and off
- Appliances which use water take longer to complete their cycles, e.g.: dishwashers and washing machines
- It takes longer for sinks and bath tubs to fill up than usual
- A water pressure gauge shows unusual readings to the norm
If you are experiencing any of these, contact Mr Emergency for swift service to sort this problem out. With over 7 years of experience, we can get your water flowing back to normal in no time.
What Causes Water Pressure Problems?
You might be experiencing low pressure or a pressure that is too high for a number of reasons:
- Pipes are leaking
- Your fixtures are faulty or old
- Pipes are blocked by debris or corrosion
- Valves are faulty or poorly placed
- Your hot water service has problems
- Excessive thermal expansion of water upon heating
Mr Emergency plumbers can promptly diagnose and service your pressure issues. Our plumbers are fully qualified and well equipped to handle whatever service is necessary.
Low Water Pressure
Low pressure can be a major inconvenience for your home, making simple tasks such as showering and washing the dishes a pain. While low pressure doesn’t pose a danger to your home or family, no one wants to spend extra time doing chores that could have been done faster.
You might save time in the long run having a professional plumber attend to the problem.
High Water Pressure
Those high pressure showers that you’ve come to enjoy might actually be doing more harm than good. If your pressure exceeds 500 kPa, you run the risk of your pipes bursting and fixtures wearing out faster. Australian Standards now require new homes and extensions to install pressure limiting valves.
Pressure Limiting Valves
Pressure limiting valves monitor your pressure and ensure nothing too high enters your home. The valve remains open while pressure remains under the set pressure. If it exceeds this, the valve shuts and water cannot pass through.
When the pressure is too high for your pipes and fixtures, you can experience loud banging from water hammer. This occurs when fast moving water is suddenly stopped when you turn the tap off, and can lead to burst pipes and broken fixtures if not attended to.
If you choose to leave your high pressure unattended, at best your home will experience no consequences. Perhaps some loud banging, and your taps need replacing faster. At worst, however, your home might experience a flood when you’re least expecting it.
Any damage caused by pressure that exceeds the manufacturer’s recommendations to fixtures and pipes might not be covered by their warranty, leaving you to foot the bill. Older homes aren’t required to have these valves installed, but we believe this only puts these homes at an even greater risk on top of their older pipes and fixtures.
Here at Mr Emergency, we recommend all homes, new and old, have pressure limiting valves installed.
Quality Water Pressure Service
With over 7 years of experience, we only offer the best quality service. When you call us to install, service, or repair something, we can be at your door within an hour* of your call.
Our technicians are available any day of the year, 24/7, even on public holidays. Our plumbers carry spare parts in their trucks so any replacements necessary can be done on the spot. They are fully qualified and undergo regular training to keep up with the latest techniques and technology. In addition, all our work and parts come with a 12 month warranty too.
Interest Free Plans
No need to fear the bill when you call Mr Emergency to service your home for pressure issues. We offer interest free payment plans** and a $0 deposit which our technicians can set up for you on their arrival.
You have the freedom to choose between weekly and fortnightly instalment plans because we want to work around what is best for you. Even for after-hours or public holidays, your pressure problems or any other plumbing emergencies can be taken care of swiftly and at no extra cost.
For more information about Mr Emergency’s water pressure services, contact us today.