No one wants to take a shower or wash their dishes with a weak, ineffective stream of water – we all desire proper water pressure in our plumbing fixtures. At the same time, though, many people fail to consider that water pressure isn’t simply a non-concern as long as it’s above a certain minimum threshold; having water pressure that’s too high can be equally or even more damaging in multiple ways.
At Expert Plumbing, we’re here to help prevent these kinds of issues from taking place in your home. Here are some of the downsides of water pressure that’s too high, plus how you can identify this issue and work toward fixing it.
Overly high water pressure brings a price, both to your pocketbook and to your home. For every 10 minutes of water use with high pressure, six to 26 gallons of water are wasted – over time, this can amount to an enormous hike in your water bill each month.
In addition, high water pressure risks the deterioration of your home appliances far earlier than normal. Items like dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters and even the pipes throughout your home are under far more strain when handling high water pressure every day, and their life expectancy will go down.
If you notice any of these signs, call Expert Plumbing and get one of our plumbers on the scene. We can test your water pressure and make recommendations on any changes you’ll need.
To learn more about this or any of our plumbing services, contact us today.