Why High Pressure Is Dangerous for Your Plumbing

Most people think water flowing under high pressure is the best for their homes. As high pressure seems to make everything easier, such as cleaning, showering, and other house chores, it also brings a heightened sense of satisfaction. But did you know, it can also be dangerous. You need to understand that excess water pressure puts your plumbing system under too much stress and may cause significant future issues. The following are some ways in which high pressure may be damaging your plumbing system:

Faster Wear and Tear

Excessive water pressure may prematurely cause wear and tear to your plumbing fixtures and appliances without your knowledge. Dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters usually have a safety restriction for the level of pressure that is safe enough for them to handle. When the water pressure surpasses this limit, it will cause them to wear out much faster and shorten their lifespan. When the wearing starts to happen, it may be best to call an expert plumber for repair right away. Failure to do so might mean you have to replace them entirely.

Water Waste

We all know how important it is to conserve the resources in our homes, which include water. When the water pressure in your plumbing system is too high, you waste a lot of water every time you switch on the showers, taps, and faucets on the sink. Even if environmental preservation may not be your primary goal, you must know that wasted water will lead to higher water bills than necessary. Hiring a reliable Las Vegas plumbing company to restore your home’s water pressure to optimal levels will do your plumbing system and home budget some good.

Leaking Pipes

When the water pressure in your plumbing system is too high, it can quickly weaken the pipes’ connections, leaving them prone to loosening or breakage, which will end up causing water leaks. If you do not promptly call a plumber to fix your leaking pipes, it may lead to invasive growth of mold and potentially cause damage to your home’s flooring, foundation, walls, and ceiling. When it gets to that point, high water pressure really takes its toll. Having expert plumbing service to examine your plumbing systems is the recommended approach to prevent this from happening.

Destruction of Old Appliances

As we are all aware, when you expose water to heat, it expands. Water heaters often have a thermal expansion tank. This tank helps accommodate the extra water volume that your plumbing system may have. However, constantly exposing it to excessive water pressure may stress your water heater and make it run out of space. When there is no more space in the thermal expansion tank, it may lead to an explosion!
Modern water heaters generally have a self-adjustment mechanism that easily accommodates the increased water capacity when there is too much pressure, and they are safer to operate. However, if you are still using the older models of heaters in your house, they might need more capacity to handle the excessive pressure. The pressure may cause severe damage to your water heater, which may cause it to explode. When your heater explodes, it creates a significant risk to your plumbing system and will likely damage your home. Fixing such damage may be too expensive for most people, so you should look for a plumber as soon as you notice that your water pressure in your tank is higher than usual.

Contact Us

If you need any plumbing services in Las Vegas, you can contact us at Sin City Plumbing at any time, and we will send a Las Vegas plumber your way immediately. We are happy to do all the plumbing work you may require, including repairs, installation, and replacements.

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