What You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Pressure Gauge

If you discover a problem with the water pressure in your house, it might indicate that you have to make a couple of changes to the water pressure regulator. Most houses do not have an actual pressure regulator set up, however if you have one and it is not adjusted effectively, you might have either too much, or insufficient pressure in your faucet or shower. With the right devices, you will be able to adjust the water pressure regulator by yourself instead of employing a licensed plumber.

How To Change Your Water Pressure At Home

Step 1 – Locate the Supply Line
First you need to locate the water system line that provides water to your residence. Once you have actually found the line you will certainly be able to find the water meter. This is typically installed in the basement, if you have one. If you live in an apartment or a home on top of a crawl space in cooler environments, the meter is normally not in the crawl space as it might freeze, it may be under the cooking area sink or in an utility room.

Step 2 – Find the Valve (Regulator)
As soon as you have found the water meter, find the valve. The valve is made of brass and has a bell shaped mid-area with a medium sized screw at the tip of the bell. Make sure that your supply line has adequate pressure before adjusting the pressure valve.

Step 3 – Adjust the Screw
Now that you have located the valve and the screw, you need to loosen the locknut all the way with the wrench. The screw is your adjuster and it can be steered just by loosening the locknut. As you tighten the screw the water pressure ends up being greater and as you loosen the screw the water pressure reduces. Turn the screw clockwise to tighten it and enhance the pressure, or turn it counterclockwise to reduce the pressure.

Do not be too rash. You need to tighten the screw little by little, in slow increments. Examine the result each time you tighten up the screw. If the water pressure is too high, it could result in leakages and forcing the toilets to run all the time.

Step 4 – Check the Pressure
Once you have adjusted the screw the water pressure you need to check that it is now at an acceptable level. Inspect the faucets in your home to see if the pressure is now as you want it. Also be sure to check there is no leaking at the pipes.

If you find that after adjusting the pressure valve there is no significant enhancement, your valve might be defective and will need to be changed.

Changing a valve could be a bit challenging and it is usually best to seek help from an experienced, professional plumber.

If you’ve noticed discolouration on your shower head (chalky white, green or brown) and it runs with very little power, then it probably means you’ve got a lot of calcium or limescale build up which means its time clean your shower head.While this offers no risk to your health, it does mean that you’re not going to get the greatest performance out of your shower that you could be enjoying. So if this is what is happening to you, here’s what you can do about it without necessarily having to call your local plumber.

There are three things you’re going to need:

  • A plastic ziplock type bag (large enough to fully cover your shower head)
  • A heavy duty elastic band or tie wrap
  • Distilled white vinegar (not rice vinegar, balsamic or cider)

Process to clean your shower head

Once you have all of this items, you simply half fill the ziplock bag How To Clean Your Shower Head Using White Vinegarwith your white vinegar (don’t dilute it). Place the half filled back over the shower head (or if your shower head can be taken off the wall mount, you can then immerse the shower head into the bag), and then secure it using the elastic band or tie wrap.

You then leave this in place for between 12 and 24 hours (depending on how much limescale is in place) to soak. It’s important to make sure that the entire shower head is immersed in the vinegar. The vinegar will then power through any limescale during that time period.

OK, so now ‘at least’ 12 hours has past, and now you can carefully remove the bag from the shower head and and can empty the vinegar down the shower drain (If you want to kill two birds with one stone and clean your drain in the process, dump some baking soda down the drain before pouring out the vinegar and your drain will get cleaned as well).

Next run hot water through the shower for a few minutes minutes and let the vinegar rinse off (the vinegar smell will go away once everything has dried). Within minutes your shower will work wonderfully and you’ll be able to start enjoying your showering experience once more.

If you find that your shower pressure (and water pressure throughout the house) isn’t what it should be, please give us a call at (239) 330-6115 and we’d be happy to send a licensed plumber to your home to test the water pressure and correct the problem as required.

Cape Coral Bathroom Remodelling

Cape Coral Bathroom Remodeling

Cape Coral Bathroom Remodeling

When it comes to bathroom remodeling, this is the time when most of us are at our most creative selves. We don’t normally just look at functionality, but we also look at comfort and creating an atmosphere that is calm and relaxing. But we can never get away from the fact that your bathroom still needs to be fully functioning. Your shower needs to  run with enough pressure to get you and your family members clean. The faucets need to run hot and cold, and your drains need to clear out the dirty water.

That’s where we come in. As your local Cape Coral bathroom remodeling plumbing specialists, we are dedicated to make sure that you, and all of our customers, are completely satisfied, by making sure we perform your bathroom remodeling task correctly – at the first time of asking!

Our licensed plumbing technicians are highly trained, and experienced in bathroom remodeling service, and are ready to provide you with an outstanding experience

We proudly serve Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers and other parts of Lee County. So if you have a Cape Coral bathroom remodeling project in mind, please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment and then provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation for you to consider.

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Bathroom Remodeling Specialist

We stand behind our work, so your satisfaction is guaranteed!

If you’re looking for a trustworthy Cape Coral bathroom remodeling specialist, please feel free to call us at (239) 330-6115 and ask for a free estimate for all your commercial and residential plumbing needs. We look forward to serving you!

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We proudly serve Cape Coral and Southwest Florida area, providing unsurpassed residential and commercial plumbing repair services. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable on all the latest plumbing technologies and having years of experience using proven plumbing repair solutions.

We are licensed, bonded and insured and our plumbing technicians are skilled, professional, honest – and trained to the highest industry standards. Our technicians will arrive fully equipped for almost any job, allowing them to get your plumbing job done both quickly and efficiently. No project is too big or too small. Regardless of how tough your plumbing problems are, our skilled plumbing technicians will rise to the occasion to find a solution.

Before we take on your plumbing project will provide you with a free quote that will clearly explain the tasks that we need to carry out the work and the parts, if any, that are needed. The last thing we want is for there to be any nasty surprises on pricing for you once the work has been completed.

So, why not contact us at (239) 330-6115 and ask for a FREE , no-obligation quote for your next plumbing project? We will offer you the best price we possibly can, and we look forward to earning your trust, so, like our other customers, you will tell your family and friends that we are the best plumbers in Cape Coral.

How To Select A Reliable Plumber

Finding a good plumber shouldn’t be all that hard, right? And most of the time it isn’t! The problem is that you usually don’t find out that a plumber isn’t up to par until after they have completed your project and left you with as many, or more, problems than you had before they started working on the job!

So before you hire you’re next plumbing contractor here are a few tips to help you protect yourself as much as possible:

  1. Ideally you should choose a plumber who has done some satisfactory work for you in the past, but if this is not possible, then you should ask trusted friends or family members to provide you with recommendations of plumbers that they’ve used in the past.
  2. Before hiring a plumber go online to see if you can find any recent reviews from customers that show how satisfied, or dissatisfied, they are with the prospective plumber’s performance.
  3. Always get a quote in writing, before allowing a plumbing contractor to begin the work. Check their terms and conditions too, to see what kind of re-dress you might have if you aren’t satisfied with the job that has been done.
  4. Check the chosen plumbers licensing credentials before allowing them to begin work. Make sure they are registered with the state and have a state license number that you can check.