Orange County is famous for a lot of things. In fact, it’s one of
the very few counties in the United States that has a name easily recognized
by people who don’t even live there. For people who actually live
in Orange County, it’s recognized for things that other people don’t
even think about, like low water pressure issues.
Old Plumbing and Low Water Pressure
There can be a lot of reasons for low water pressure, but Orange County
residents may not realize that old pipes are one of the top reasons they
experience low water pressure. That’s because Orange County is one
of the hot spots in America, where the plumbing is a lot older than it
is in other areas of the country.
What Reduces the Pressure?
Take a look at the size of your pipes. Your pipes only feed one home, with
branches coming off of them to feed specific areas of the home. The main
line in your home is (should be) bigger than the other pipes in your home
because they not only serve as a means to transfer water, but to store
it as well. Your main pipe stores the bulk of the water in the piping
system, keeping it ready for use as soon as you open a valve.
Over time, corrosion builds up in galvanized pipes, such as the ones that
are probably found in your home. Your main pipes are able to hold less
water and your branching pipes have less water to transfer, as well as
being able to hold less water themselves. That’s why when you do
something like change the pipes under the sink, you may get a little more
water pressure. However, if you don’t change the main pipes, you
aren’t going to see a significant increase in water pressure.
How to Fix Low Water Pressure
If you belong to a Homeowner’s Association, you might want to contact
them to learn about home owner association recommended professionals like
Repiping Professionals. What you don’t want to do is hire just any
plumber. Your Irvine home needs a complete repiping, which means more
than just changing the pipes.
To increase your water pressure, you are going to need to repipe your Irvine
home and a plumber may be able to do it, but you’re going to end
up spending more than you want to and you’ll have to deal with the
issues that can come from repiping by a plumber. Unless you happen to
know a plumber who can quickly do drywall repairs and other things that
may come up with your Orange County repiping job, it’s best to hire
a company that specializes in this field.
The water pressure in your home is a result of several things, with the
volume your pipes can hold being one of the most important details. The
more your pipes can hold, the better your pressure will be inside your
home. Keep in mind that many of your pipes aren’t easy to access
because they do not have shut-off valves which makes them difficult to
repair should problems arise. Repipe for better water pressure, but use
a professional repiping service that will make sure your house looks the
same, if not better when they leave as it did when they began the job.