How High Water Pressure Can Damage Your Home’s Plumbing System

No one likes to shower with low water pressure, but it’s important to maintain a healthy pressure level within your home to prevent major plumbing issues – not to mention the fact that keeping water pressure higher than necessary can make your utility bills higher than necessary as well.

Flooded living room. Reichelt Plumbing, Schererville, IN
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If you’re still not convinced, continue reading to see the damage that too-high water pressure can create.

What is considered high water pressure?

Water pressure higher than 60 PSI is considered “excessive” by industry standards. And this pressure can easily lead to buildup within your pipes, which can in turn cause corrosion, leaks, cracks, and pipe bursts – all major plumbing problems that can result in costly property damage.

Moral of the story? Maintaining water pressure between 45 and 55 PSI can save your plumbing and save you money.

Signs of high water pressure

If you’re unsure of the current water pressure within your system, be on the lookout for these common signs that your water pressure is too high:

  • Leaking faucets (especially when you’re using other plumbing fixtures)
  • Banging pipes or knocking sounds when water is in use
  • Constantly running toilets

These can all be signs that your water pressure is causing problems within your plumbing system.

Water pressure inspection

Reducing water pressure can be as simple as installing a pressure regulator valve. When in doubt, contact Reichelt Plumbing to check your pressure and provide options. We’ve been proudly serving Schererville, Indiana and surrounding areas for over 25  years. Call us today at (219) 322-4906 to schedule an appointment.

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