Have you had a chance to read our Granite City plumber’s latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know how to tell if your home has high water pressure and the kind of damage it can cause to your plumbing system. Today, we will be going over what causes high water pressure and what you can do about it.
What is causing the high water pressure in your home?
In some cases, something as simple as living at the bottom of a hill could cause your water pressure to be high. Another common cause may be from your local water company. If they keep their water pressure high in order to supply fire hydrants or tall buildings, it could lead to high water pressure in your home. Another possible cause is thermal expansion in your plumbing system. As your water is heated, it can cause it to expand.
What can you do about your home’s high water pressure?
As you can see, many of the culprits for high water pressure are simply out of your control, but luckily, there is an easy way to address the problem. All you have to do is install a pressure regulator on your home’s main water line. The regulator will help to keep the water pressure at a steady level by slowing down the flow of water into your home. This will help you save more on your water bill every month, plus it will prevent excessive wear on your plumbing system.
Do you have questions or concerns about high water pressure? If so, feel free to contact us at Culler Plumbing Services today! We are always happy to help.