Booster Pump Installation and Repair

close-up of a blue booster pump for plumbing systems

Does your water pressure need a boost?

Living life with low water pressure is annoying. If you’ve ever had to turn circles under a tiny trickle in the shower just to get wet, then you already know how inconvenient low pressure can be. A water booster pump increases the pressure and volume of water that flows from your faucet or showerhead. It does this by recycling the water already in the system and pumping it back through at a higher pressure. A booster bump improves water flow to all parts of the system, including sinks and showers. Low water pressure is a common problem in homes and can be caused by several things. No matter the cause, a booster pump can really get things flowing in your pipes and give you the water pressure you want and need.

If you need a water pressure booster installation in Asheville, NC, call My Plumbers LLC at 828-708-7107.

How does a booster pump work?

A booster pump serves as the middleman between the water source and the endpoint, like a tap, showerhead, or faucet. The pump takes in water through the inlet, pressurizes it, and ejects it through the outlet. Just as blades on a fan spin around and increase air circulation, booster pumps use impellers that increase water flow and pressure. These pumps are installed where a municipal water line enters a facility. Generally, booster pumps work in tandem with other devices to move water throughout a system.

Low water pressure help in Asheville, NC

Low water pressure is a common problem in homes and can be caused by several factors. If you have the dishwasher, washing machine, and bathtub running all at once, you are likely to experience low flow. Minerals from hard water can accumulate in your plumbing and cause reduced flow. Similarly, leaks can cause low water pressure. If these are the causes of your lower water pressure, a booster pump won’t help. Instead, invest in a water softener and regularly have your pipes maintained. However, there are some instances in which a booster pump can make a huge difference.

If you’re unsure whether you’d benefit from a booster pump, call us at 828-708-7107. We can help determine whether a booster pump is right for you and can aid in deciding which type of pump to choose.