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.