Water Pressure Too High?
Oftentimes you’ll be disappointed or seeking solutions if you have low water pressure. There’s nothing worse than a shower or faucet that dribbles unenthusiastically when you’re trying to clean up. But you probably didn’t know that high water pressure is actually just as bad.
If your water pressure is too high, it can cause damage to almost everything that has to do with water in your home. Appliances may have abbreviated lifespans, pipes may burst, and hot water heaters, showerheads and faucets may leak. It can also cost you a ton of money on your water bill – a difference of 15 gallons per ten minutes from normal (50psi) to high (100psi) pressure. Either way you slice it, too much pressure is too much of a problem.
In Charlotte especially, high pressure is a reoccurring problem. Normal pressure range is from 50psi – 75psi and many homes and businesses in the area have between 80 and 120psi, which is way too much. To test your pressure, you can purchase an inexpensive gauge at any hardware store. Simply attach it to your hose spigot outside and it will let you know if your home has a pressure problem. If it registers at 80psi or higher, you should consider taking action to lower it.
It’s a Quick Fix!
High pressure can be simply adjusted by installing a pressure regulator – also known as a pressure reduction valve. A relatively inexpensive fix, this little piece of hardware can save up to 30,000 gallons of water in a year, which will pay for itself in no time.
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Quick question & answer: How can I fix high water pressure?
You can fix high water pressure by installing a pressure regulator, known as a pressure reduction valve. This should be relatively inexpensive. This small piece of hardware can save up to 30,000 gallons of water in a year, paying for itself in no time. You can test your water pressure by attaching a gauge to your hose spigot.