When you own a home, you want to make sure that you do what you can to prevent costly repairs. Water pressure is usually not something you think about until you don’t have enough, or too much. If you start to notice that your sinks and showers have irregular water pressure, it is time to bring in a professional. Here are a few tips to follow to avoid high water pressure problems in your home.
Check for High Water Pressure
The first step in preventing high water pressure problems is to identify that there is an issue in the first place. There are a few symptoms that you need to look for to indicate you have high pressure in your water pipes. These signs include…
- Water coming out of faucet at excessive pressure
- Intermittent low pressure
- Unusually strong water flow
- Banging sound in the water pipes
If you notice any of the above, call a professional plumber to check your water pressure. If left untreated, the high water pressure can cause leaks that cause costly water damage.
Install a Regulator
If your water pressure is routinely above 80psi, you likely need to install a pressure regulator. A regulator will help slow the water entering your home so you can keep the pressure a normal rate. It will also help you to pay less on your water bill by using less water than you need.
Call a Professional
If you feel like you may have high water pressure in your pipes, call Reichelt Plumbing today. We are happy to come out, test your water pressure, and install a regulator if needed. Our licensed plumbers have extensive experience in helping both homeowners and business owners with their water pressure problems.