Low water pressure is a common complaint among homeowners, but pay attention to the dangers of excessive water pressure. Extremely high water pressure can damage your pipes and appliances, costing you a lot of repairs. High water pressure is not always easy to detect because symptoms usually manifest as minor, unrelated plumbing issues. Keep reading to find out if your water pressure is too high.
High Water Pressure Can Spike Your Water Bills
If you’re surprised by your latest water bill, it’s because you’re using a lot of water without even realizing it. Normal water pressure ranges between 40 and 60 PSI. However, because some houses with high water pressures have PSIs ranging from 80 to 100, a greater volume of water is now being pushed through your plumbing. Keep an eye out for it, and remember to contact Alpha Plumbing if you encounter any issues.
Your Water Pressure Is Sparse
Assume you run out of hot water quickly, say, a couple of minutes into your shower. In that case, it’s possible that the water heater tank is refilling with colder water too quickly, causing the temperature your water heater has been attempting to maintain to be disrupted. Because of the increased pressure, your water heater must work much harder, resulting in increased wear and tear and an increased risk of a leak or breakdown.
You Hear Noises Coming From Appliances And Fixtures
The increased pressure may cause strange sounds from your plumbing-connected appliances. It’s not a big deal if your dishwasher makes humming noises. If it screeches during every cycle, you may have a pressure problem. The cause is likely due to seals or mechanical parts beginning to wear out, which may reduce the appliance’s lifespan. Machines, like your water heater, will wear out faster when forced to compensate for higher pressure.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.
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