Do You Have A Booster Pump Leak?

Have you had your booster pump for a couple of years now? And is it now leaking? If so, you will need to replace the booster pump. Read below to learn more about how we can restore hot water in your home!

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Booster Pump Leak

At Rescue Plumbing, we have dealt with quite a few booster pump leak calls.

What is a Booster Pump?

A booster pump is used to increase the pressure in a water system. A booster pump is usually installed at the beginning of the distribution system and can be used to create more water pressure when needed.

Why do I need a booster pump?

The main purpose of a booster pump is to maintain adequate water pressure throughout your home’s plumbing system, especially if you have high water usage.

Multiple showers, faucets running simultaneously, or living in a high-rise building are all factors that contribute to high water usage.

Without a booster pump, there would be no way to maintain consistent water pressure throughout your residence.

Typically, homes over 4 stories in height have a booster pump system. 

Chicago booster pumps

Here in the Chicagoland area, the municipal water system provides for approximately 40 psi (pounds per square inch) of water pressure for your property’s plumbing system.

When you have a four-story condo, the head pressure of the vertical water lines will take a definite toll on water pressure. 

A booster pump allows additional pressure to be distributed throughout the system so the fourth floor can have the same water pressure as the first floor. 

Booster pumps are basically a motor designed to turn on and feed pressure into the water system which is regulated by a pressure gauge switch that must be set at the desired pressure.

What Causes a Booster Pump to Leak?

Most of the time, a booster pump leak is caused by the normal wear and tear that comes with an aged pump. 

Clear indication your booster pump needs replacement

Much like a car engine, a booster pump will constantly run in order to regulate the water pressure. The motors for these pumps have a lifespan and must be replaced like the engine in a car.

Most of the time, if a booster pump is leaking, this is a clear indication that the pump has failed. 

Water pipe leak

If a water pipe connected to the booster pump is leaking, this is usually an easy fix. But if the actual booster pump is leaking, then most likely, the booster pump needs replacement. 

Booster pump replacement

Every booster pump is different. Booster pumps are actually designed with an associated number to handle a certain amount of plumbing fixtures. 

If we need to replace the booster pump we would need its model and serial number to find a comparable pump to replace it with. 

Pressurizing your Rescue to the Top!

For booster pump leak troubleshooting in the Chicagoland area, we are your local experts.

We know how to identify and fix all sorts of leaks because our team is experienced with every type of pump on the market today.

To prevent future problems, you may want to invest in a new booster pump that meets modern standards for performance and efficiency!

For optimal pressure and five-star plumbing services, call the best and most innovative plumbing company in all the Chicagoland area at (773) 799-8848!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Booster pumps are like a motor that turns on and feeds pressure into the water system. This is regulated by a pressure gauge switch that must be set at the desired pressure.

Typically homes over 4 stories high will need a booster pump in order to have water pressure be evenly distributed throughout each floor.

No, every booster is designed with an associated number to handle a certain amount of plumbing fixtures. For replacement, you will need its model and serial number to find a comparable pump to replace it with.

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