As with any product that handles repeated stress, plumbing pipes can wear down with age and regular use. This can result in basic issues like leaks – but there are also things you can do to prevent this kind of normal wear and tear.
At Expert Plumbing, our plumbers are here to assist with this. Let’s look at a couple areas you can look at to reduce the stress on your pipes and hopefully prevent leakage issues moving forward.
On the one hand, it’s great to have high water pressure in your home at all times. You never have to deal with ineffective appliances or a shower that takes half an hour due to water that can barely make it out of the nozzle.
On the other hand, though, high water pressure is a significant contributor to wear and tear on pipes, joints, faucets and valves over the years. Here are a few water pressure areas you can keep in mind:
Homes that run soft water through their pipes put far more strain on these systems. Hard water can contain magnesium and calcium sediment that builds up over time, restricting water flow and corroding joints. Here are a few tips:
To learn more about maintaining pipes, or to find out about other plumbing services including drain cleaning, speak to our professionals today.