Fix Your Water Supply Issues
If you own a home or commercial property in Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery County and need a water pressure booster pump installed or replaced, Horn is the company to trust. We’re an established plumbing contractor that has served this region for more than 30 years, and our licensed plumbers have extensive experience installing booster pumps in a wide range of residential and commercial scenarios.
A booster pump is a device that increases water pressure and flow. It serves as an intermediary between the main water source and the various endpoints throughout your home or building, such as faucets and showers, in order to bring water pressure up to the desired level. There are two main types of booster pumps available. A conventional booster pump operates at a constant rate. Variable speed drive, or VSD pumps can adjust the speed of the motor as needed, which is more efficient. Most homes that experience low water pressure only need a single pump. But pumps can be installed in a series, and there are also larger pump boosters available for bigger buildings and other commercial applications.
Do I Need a Booster Pump?
If you experience low water pressure, then you may need a water pressure booster pump. However, it’s important to note that low water pressure doesn’t necessarily mean that the source pressure is low. Clogged pipes or a faulty pressure regulator or water meter valve can also cause low water pressure. If you have public water and the water pressure issue is sporadic, then you may just be dealing with periods of high demand. We suggest scheduling an inspection. Our plumbers can perform a comprehensive checkup of your plumbing system and provide you with a professional recommendation.
The Benefits of Better Water Pressure
Generally, low water pressure is an inconvenience and not dangerous, but there are scenarios in which low pressure can lead to a backflow that allows contaminants, such as from the sewer line, to enter the system. Most of the benefits, however, have to do with quality of life. When water pressure is at an optimal level, wait times are reduced, the noisiness of running your water is reduced as well, and the usefulness of faucets and showers is increased.
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Do I Need an Expansion Tank?
An expansion tank or hydropneumatic storage tank is an option in addition to a water pressure booster pump and is required in the case of certain VSD pumps. Expansion tanks are often used in water-boosting scenarios in order to avoid the pump cycling on and off each time you turn a faucet on. This approach is more efficient and leads to a longer pump lifespan. Larger tanks are used to store a volume of water known as a drawdown, which can, for instance, significantly reduce well pump cycles. Whether you need an expansion tank will depend on your water source, the specifics of your plumbing system, and the booster pump model that you choose.
Booster Pump Replacement
Horn recommends checking your water pressure booster pump on a regular basis to look for any obvious signs of an issue, such as a leak. You should also schedule Horn annually to inspect and clean your pump and perform any necessary maintenance. Even with regular maintenance, the typical lifespan of booster pumps is between 15 to 25 years, and we often recommend proactive replacement as these devices get older so that you don’t find yourself with a pump that has suddenly failed. Our team can help you choose the ideal pump for your home or business and perform a direct replacement or carry out any upgrades that you may need.
Horn Uses High-Quality Plumbing Parts
Horn sells the top booster pumps from the leading brands at competitive prices. We’ll also never cut any corners. When you hire Horn, you do so with the peace of mind that all of the plumbing parts we use for your installation, repair, or maintenance will be of the highest quality and stand the test of time.
Contact Horn for A Water Pressure Booster Pump Quote
Horn has helped many home and business owners in Pennsylvania improve their quality of life through the installation of a water pressure booster pump, and we can do the same for you. Call us today at 610-363-4200 or contact us online to schedule an estimate.