Whether it’s the sprinklers, the shower, the sink, or any other water dispenser around your home, high water pressure makes everything better. Or does it? In this post, we’ll explain a few reasons that high water pressure can actually have a negative impact on your plumbing.
WHAT DETERMINES WATER PRESSURE?
The water pressure in your home is often determined by how the water supply system is set up by your water supplier or municipality. Living near a water tower, or even a hydrant, can impact how much pressure is coming to your home. If you feel your water pressure is too high or too low, call your city’s water department and have them check it out.
SIGNS YOUR WATER PRESSURE IS TOO HIGH
Aside from the obvious, there are various signs to look for to see if your water pressure is too high. Check your home for any of these signs to help determine if there’s an issue:
- A loud banging noise from your pipes. This means the high pressure has loosened some of the pipes and a major problem could be imminent.
- Water pressure that’s too high can lead to leaky faucets. A constant drip could be a problem with the faucet itself, but this can also be caused by high water pressure. This is true of constantly running toilets, too!
- If your appliances seem to be especially noisy, that could be a sign that too much water is being forced into them. Too much water in your appliances can also cause leakage.
- A shower with high water pressure can feel great – but not if you run out of hot water! Because more water is going through your heater, it’s more likely to run out of hot water quickly!
- If you notice high water bills for seemingly no reason, it may be that your water pressure is too high and may have caused a leak.
THE RIGHT FIX
If you think you may have an issue with high water pressure, it’s a good idea to get ahead of it before it starts causing problems. Trenchless Replacement Specialists can help you analyze your water pressure and the state of your pipes! If you already have damage from high water pressure, we can quickly and efficiently make the repairs with no digging and no hassle. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 580-7693.