Licensed Plumber LICENSE #CO88900054
Call For a Licensed Plumber: (317) 859-9999

Low Water Pressure Booster can Help your Home’s Water Pressure

Low Water Pressure booster can increase the velocity of water delivered to a home. Low water pressure is generally caused by clogged pipes. However, if they have already been replaced or it’s a newer home with new pipes, try obvious measures first.  Make sure the shutoff valves by the water meter are completely open. Sounds basic, but you would be surprised by the amount of pressure received by simply turning a valve handle!  If your home is on city water, inquire with your local water department for a water pressure reading or call your local Plumber.  A pressure reading of 45 to 55 psi is ideal.low water pressure booster

Low Water Pressure Booster can increase a home’s PSI

Water pressure is tested with a pressure gauge and hooked up to an outside water spigot, and when turned on will give an instant reading. If the reading is low, the city is delivering water at a low pressure (less than 40 psi). If the city won’t boost the pressure, consider installing a water pressure booster system in your home. Keep in mind, any setting over 80 psi will wear out the washers on your plumbing fixtures. Some municipalities require a reduced pressure valve and backflow preventer to be installed when a water pressure booster is hooked up to a system so be sure to double check.  You may want to inquire with a professional Plumber when installing your own device and be sure to pull a permit.

When do you call a Licensed Plumber?

If the pressure reading is adequate, you may have obstructions or some pipes that are too small. Call in a licensed plumber to evaluate your system.

Inspect your Pressure Reducing Valve

pressure reducing valveIf your pressure test reads lower than 40 psi, you may already have a pressure-reducing valve (PRV) installed on your water main and it needs to be adjusted correctly. Most PRV’s come set from the factory at 50 psi, but they adjust up or down by turning a screw on top. PRVs can also become defective after 10 to 20 years of use and cause too little (or too much) pressure.

Your Well Pump may cause Low Pressure

If after testing the obvious items above, and there is still low water pressure, call the local water department and inquire about a problem with the pressure coming from the street to your home. Do you get your water from a private well? There’s a high change your well pump is the cause of low water pressure.

Too much Water Pressure can be Harmful to your Plumbing

You can actually have too much of a good thing when it comes to water pressure.  Water Pressure over 80 psi can cause a waste of water and the necessary energy required to heat it. High pressure can damage water softeners, water heaters, faucets, appliances, and seals.  It’s similar to what happens when the heart pumps so hard on artery walls, they eventually give out.  If your pressure test shows more than 80 psi, be sure to set your pressure reducing valve between 50 and 60 psi.

For More Information Call Carter’s My Plumber in Greenwood.

For more information call Carter’s My Plumber to give you a free evaluation about the water pressure in your home, along with an estimate to increase or decrease pressure if necessary.  Carter’s My Plumber offers Licensed Plumbing technicians who are qualified to evaluate water pressure.  Please contact us today for more information at 317-859-9999.

Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


Schedule Your Appointment Now

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
Take the time to read this review 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

"Thank you for being you. We can't find that in the world much."

We are so grateful for our loyal customers & our team that makes everybody feel like  a part of the family! 317-859-9999
Mr. Max reporting for duty! Let's get the weekend rolling! 

Happy Golden Friday! 🌟
Did you know we have appointments on Saturdays? Unlike our competitors, we've got technicians working on the weekends to make sure we can fit your schedule. 

We recognize life is busy and sometimes the weekends are the ONLY times to get things done. Call us to get a limited weekend spot! 317-859-9999 👑
Eat your veggies & support your local plumber! 

317-859-9999 🥬
Sometimes it takes a team to get a job done right & we've got the best one! 

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for Larry, Alex, and Jarred. Get our crew in your home to tackle any plumbing problem, big or small. 317-859-9999

Check out this limited offer. *** Plumbing maintenance really does save you money & time in the long run. Those pieces of equipment that keep your life running smooth need annual attention to maintain themselves! 

Have our team out to inspect your water softener, water heater, and sump pump before the cold weather hits and you're really in trouble. 

Call 317-859-9999 and mention this post for the deal!
Did you know your appliances use more energy during the summer months? Leading to additional wear and tear on your plumbing appliances? 

Check the lines leading to your washing machine, refrigerator, and dishwasher to ensure there are no leaks. Cracks & leaks expand in colder weather so getting ahead of the game is the KEY! 

317-859-9999 💦

Next up, inspecting sewer lines. With warm weather and rain comes GROWTH. Most growth, we love to see, but some growth can be detrimental. Tree and plant roots have potential to invade your sewer lines and cause a true headache for your family. 

If you notice obvious wet areas in your yard where sewer lines are below, call US to get ahead. Save yourself the time and the money. 317-859-9999 👑💪
We hate it say it, but the end of summer & colder weather is near. That means it's time to start our end of summer maintenance lists. With the use of outdoor hoses to wash cares, water plants, fill pools, etc. there is the inevitable wear and tear. 

Check those outdoor hoses for water leakage before the fall/winter and make any repairs or replacements as necessary. Call us if you need some help! 317-859-9999 🌟🛠👑
It's Friday, sun is shining, trucks are clean, & we've got the best team of technicians taking care of our loyal customers today. We are counting our blessings!!!

What are you grateful for going into the weekend? 🌟💦
Free estimates, Reasonably priced, & Courteous! 

Call us @ 317-859-9999 and get your headaches resolved! 

No time for funny business....

CALL CARTERS! 317-859-9999 💪💦
Paul, one of our senior technicians, is celebrating his 1 Year Work Anniversary with Carter's My Plumber! 💪

Paul is hard working, experienced in his trade, shows pride in his work, and really hones in on the details required for fine craftsmanship. 🛠

If Paul's your technician this week, give him a BIG congrats!! Call our office to book with a plumber who you can trust! 317-859-9999

Carter's My Plumber has open positions for licensed & apprentice plumbers. Join a group of like-minded professionals who truly value YOU and your hard work. Let's chat!

Visit us online at or call our office at 317-859-9999 to get some additional information. 🛠
It's Friday & we've got some food for thought. 

When you're booking with a company, make sure they stand by their warranties on the weekends because THINGS HAPPEN. At Carters, we stand by our work. That means we're here for you when things go wrong, EVEN when its not convenient. 

Book with a company that won't leave you hanging. 👑