High Water Pressure And Your Pressure Regulator
High Water Pressure – The ‘Enemy’
The majority of people want to have high water pressure in all areas of the home. When there is low water pressure, showers take much longer and it may even be more difficult to wash dishes, etc. So why does your home have a pressure regulator when you really prefer as much pressure as possible? Because too much high water pressure can quickly destroy your plumbing system!
The Pressure Regulator
The source of water to your home may be much stronger than you believe. Though you may not have high water pressure inside of your home, this does not necessarily mean that the source is weak. A pressure regulator is installed in all modern plumbing systems to prevent extreme pressure from entering your plumbing system. High water pressure entering your plumbing system can burst pipes, faucets, dishwashers, and just about anything else that is connected to the system.
The Good News
If you are experiencing low water pressure in your home, it may be due to a pressure regulator that simply needs adjusting. That’s right, pressure regulators are adjustable! Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should start searching for your pressure regulator to crank up the high water pressure because doing so will more than likely have disastrous results. Instead, if you believe that your pressure regulator may need adjusting, call Shad’s Plumbing to come take a look. Pressure regulators are designed to permit a specific amount of water pressure into each type of plumbing system and Shad’s Plumbing will know exactly what is best for yours!
Give us a call so that we can increase your water pressure today!