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High Water Pressure and the Potential Damage to Your Home’s Plumbing System


People may assume that high water pressure is best for cleaning purposes, however, it is not best for your wallet or home.

High water pressure wastes a significant amount more water than lower water pressure, therefore, resulting in an expensive water bill, while also being less environmentally friendly. High water pressure also causes additional stress on your plumbing system, therefore reducing the life expectancy of your pipes and appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines.

HOW HIGH IS TOO HIGH?

Water pressure is considered too high if it is higher than 60 pounds per square inch. Most plumbing systems and appliances entail an ideal water pressure around 45 and 55 pounds per square inch.

WHAT DAMAGE CAN HIGH WATER PRESSURE DO?

Not only can high water pressure damage your appliances in your home at a faster rate, but it can also do severe damage to your pipes. High water pressure can erode pipes, therefore causing leaks, cracking, breaking, and reducing the overall life of your pipes.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HOMES WATER PRESSURE IS TOO HIGH?

If you notice these 3 signs, your water pressure may be too high:

1. Loud banging sounds: Do you hear loud banging or knocking sounds? This may be a sign that there is too much pressure going through your pipes.

2. Constant running toilets: Noticing your toilets are always running? This may be a sign that your water pressure is too high.

3. Leaking faucets: If you notice your faucets are leaking when you are using other plumbing appliances, or just during certain times of the day, this may be because of high water pressure.

CONTACT US

Call (647) 233-6203 or contact Precise Plumbing Etobicoke online now if you notice any of these warning signs. We have the experience and state-of-the-art technology to identify and address the underlying issue and restore your home’s water pressure. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services in Etobicoke and the GTA. Fixing your water pressure can save you a lot of money on your water bill and appliances, as well as reducing your water consumption significantly.

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR PLUMBING DURING YOUR SPRING CLEANING!

Spring is here! While most are at home during this stressful time, why not take this time to do some spring cleaning! Most people consider dusting and mopping the whole house; however, it is important to consider your plumbing as well. After a long and cold winter, it is important to check up on your plumbing. Regular maintenance will increase the life and efficiency of your plumbing fixtures and system.

Here is a useful checklist for you to review to ensure you are giving your plumbing the spring cleaning love it needs:

  • Clean gutters, downspouts, and vents on the roof.
  • Inspect your pipes for any leaks or damage (or have one of our experienced Mississauga plumbers inspect them for you).
  • To prevent odors and gases, snake any slow floor drains to remove clogs, and pour a gallon of water into infrequently used floor drains.
  • Cleanse the traps beneath your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry sinks.
  • Inspect your hose for leaks or damage. If dripping continues after a replacement have been done, there may be a cracked frozen pipe.
  • Do a thorough maintenance check on your water heater.
  • Install backwater valves on floor drains to prevent sewer backups.
  • To deep clean the drains in your home, use a bacterial drain cleaner in all drains.
  • Mesh strainers should be placed on all your drains to prevent hair and other debris from entering the drain.
  • Your sump pump should be checked to ensure it is working efficiently. Simply pour water into the basin and trip the lever.
  • Thoroughly clean shower heads and faucets for mineral build-up.
  • Inspect your water supply lines for your faucets, toilets, washing machines, and other appliances that use water.
  • Clean out your washing machine lint trap.
  • Thoroughly clean your garbage disposer and repair if needed.
  • Do a leak check in and around your home.

Call us at (647) 878-9293 for all your plumbing needs!

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Renovating your bathroom not only allows you to modernize this space in your home, but also adds value to your property. Whether you have a larger bathroom in a newer home or a smaller one in an older home, before you renovate the look and design of your bathroom, you want to consider important aspects to ensure the finished project meets your objectives.

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Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning in Mississauga

Drainage cleaning in Mississauga is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspect when it comes to the maintenance of your home. A comprehensive drain pipe actually receives all the water that comes from the small pipes in your home . While a drain pipe is usually pretty tough, a lot of times it also carries a lot of rubbish or debris that might have come from your sink, tub, toilet or dishwasher.

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Signs of a Plumbing and Drains Blockage

Some of the worst nightmares that no one would wish to experience at any time is having to flash your toilet and have it overflow on the floor. Also, seeing your sink not getting empty all over sudden can be quite annoying. These are some of the reasons that will make any homeowner to call an emergency plumbing and drains service providers.

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Common Drain Problems in Mississauga

A defective drainage system can cause frustration to the people living in a building if not detected and fixed in good time. Drainage problems can occur at anytime, and they require professional handling to ensure they do not recur. Old effluent pipes require regular inspection and repairs as they are more likely to have defects. The following are some of the most common problems that affect homeowners in Mississauga.

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Mississauga Plumbers Share Tips for Finding Water Leaks

Not all water leaks are easy to spot and find, like an annoying dripping faucet or the pooling water underneath a sink. Sometimes, leaks can occur in other areas of the home that are not as easily accessible or can even be out of sight. Just because you do not hear the drip, drip, drip sound of water or hear water flowing through the pipes within your home does not mean water is not leaking somewhere.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replaced

Water heaters are designed to last a set period of time before they need replaced. For most of us, we tend to take a “wait-and-see” approach to our water heaters,after continuing to run the heater on borrowed time, past its useful life cycle. Eventually, we will come home to discover water dripping or running out of the bottom of the heater, across the basement floor or other area of the home where the water heater is installed. Then, we scramble around trying to get it replaced so we do not have to go without hot water.

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