If you had to rate all of life’s potential home plumbing problems on a scale of 1 to 10 – with 1 being “most annoying” and 10 “least annoying” – how would you rate having to deal with high water pressure?
Somewhere in the 5 – 10 range, right? After all, high water pressure sometimes is a good thing, especially if you’re in the mood for a hot, vigorous shower. But high water pressure also can cause some unwelcome consequences, so it’s better to diagnose the problem early on and then deal with it accordingly. Here’s some timely information to help you in that pursuit:
Is My Water Pressure Higher than it Should Be?
The easiest way to detect high water pressure is through simple visual observation. If you’ve lived in your home even for a short while, you have a pretty good idea of what “normal” is. Another indication of high water pressure is banging inside your pipes. Still, if you want to be sure, you can purchase a water pressure gauge and screw it into the water source nearest your water metre. If the reading exceeds 500 kPai, you should seek professional assistance right away.
What Are the Consequences of High Pressure?
High water pressure, over time, is likely to cause pinhole leaks in one or more of your water pipes. Depending on where those pipes are located, it could be some time before you even know you have a leak and, by then, structural damage could have occurred. High water pressure can also place a great deal of stress on your appliances, thus causing repair problems and even a potentially shorter lifespan.
What Can be Done to Control My Water Pressure?
If the problem is confined to one or more areas of your home, then the solution will depend on the source of the problem, such as your shower-head, toilet, bathroom faucet, and so on. If, on the other hand, you have high water pressure throughout your home, we invite you now to contact the plumbing professionals at Kalamunda Plumbing Group.
First, we’ll identify the source of the problem and do whatever is necessary to reduce the water pressure to an acceptable level. Once such measure is the installation of a water pressure regular on your main water line. They’re designed to maintain safe and reasonable water pressure levels for your full comfort and to help prevent problems with your plumbing, home, appliances, and more.