Water Pressure Series: Water Pressure Booster and Expansion Tank

As discussed in our previous Water Pressure Series posts, there are a variety of issues that can lead to low water pressure. Many of these represent problems that can be fixed by a knowledgeable plumber and the installation of a water pressure booster and/or expansion tank. Sometimes, however, it is simply the case that your municipal water supply simply does not provide the pressure you want. In that case, you may be able to get the desired results by investing in a water pressure boosting with help Kew Forest Plumbing. Learn more about water pressure boosting.

Water Pressure Booster

Water Pressure Booster

A water pressure booster pump can be utilized in any home that has less than desirable water pressure, so long as the water main coming into your home is 3/4” or larger in diameter. The idea of these systems is fairly simple. A one-way pump increases the force of the water coming into your home. In other words, it increases the static pressure of that water throughout all the pipes of your home. We can recommend and install a wide variety of water pressure boosters.

Expansion Tank

In addition to the pump itself, a water pressure booster system also contains a special expansion tank. This tank fulfills two purposes. First, it acts as a storage reservoir. That means you will not experience the problem of your pressure dropping as the water standing in the pipes is used up. Second, it acts to maintain idea pressure across the system.

To do this, the tank is equipped with a special lining-a sort of rubber bladder. Any empty room in this bladder is kept inflated using an attached air compressor. This helps to ensure that the pressure in your home’s water system remains stable, no matter how much water happens to be in the expansion tank at any particular time.

For more information about how a water pressure booster pump can benefit your Jamaica Estates home, contact the water pressure booster experts at Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating. Centrally located in Queens, New York.