The slow drizzle of water from a faucet can be quite annoying, especially when you need to rinse off dishes or even water the garden. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence in many areas where the city water pressure is as low as 30 PSI. By the time this water supply is piped to the top of a two-story home, pressure can drop to 20 PSI—not nearly high enough to enjoy a hot shower! However, there is a solution. Baethke Plumbing installs and maintains pressure boosters that increase the water pressure in your home.
Chicago city regulations may require some buildings above a certain height to have a pressure booster. Our team can help you meet code with a booster large enough to handle the water supply demands of your building.
What Are Pressure Booster Systems?
Composed of a small water tank with vacuum pump, pressure booster systems are connected to your home's water supply. This pump forces water into a tank that is half filled with air until it reaches a minimum PSI level to improve water pressure. The tank refills as you use the taps in your home and the water is kept at this pressure. You'll never be without a steady, high-powered flow of water for the shower, sink, and garden hose.
Baethke Plumbing provides you with several benefits and services when you install a booster, including:
- Evaluation: Our Chicago plumbers will meet with you to evaluate your personal preferences for the right amount of water pressure and minimum tank size requirements for your building.
- Complete Installation: We'll handle both the plumbing and electrical work when installing your shower booster pump.
- Helpful Advice: We'll show you how to keep the pressure booster in working order, explain maintenance needs, and answer any questions you have about your new pump.
- Skilled Team: Each of our plumbers receives ongoing training, certification, and licensing to remain current on best plumbing practices.
Ask for a Price Estimate on Our Pressure Boosters
Installing a pressure booster is a project that requires expert knowledge of electrical and plumbing work. Make sure this new appliance is installed correctly with help from the licensed and certified Chicago plumbers at Baethke Plumbing. Give us a phone call or fill out our online form to ask for a price estimate on our pressure boosters.