When you open a faucet in your home, water is pushed out by the pressure in the pipe. How fast the water comes out depends on how high that pressure is. Normal pressure is around 50 pounds per square inch or psi, but you will usually find quite a bit of variance in this number depending on several factors. If the pressure is 5 psi above or below this mark, it is not an issue, but a variance that is much higher than that could do damage to your pipes. Of course, it is also possible to have a pressure lower than recommended, and while this won’t do damage the way high pressure does, it can be very frustrating when the water isn’t flowing the way you expect it to.
If you want to check your pressure, there are devices that you can connect to an outside spigot that will give you a reading.
If you need your pressure adjusted, your first stop should be your pressure regulator. This can be used to adjust the pressure. If you make a small adjustment and check the pressure afterward, you might find that it now is in the normal range. If the adjustment doesn’t have any effect, then you might be dealing with a faulty pressure regulator and you will need to have it replaced.

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