Whether it is in your commercial property or residence, water pressure is a major factor in the health of any building. Many of our customers aren’t aware of how important water pressure is in their homes, so we thought we would stress the importance to you. If it is too high, then you are at risk of damage; if it is too low, you won’t be able to use it. Either way, knowing if your home or business has good water pressure is something you should be on top of.
Too high, too low, or just right?
If your water pressure is too high, then you are at risk for some severe damage. If you let the problem go, it could result in:
- Burst pipes
- Higher water bills
If it’s in your home, it is going to be expensive. If they happen at your business, then you are going to be in a worse spot.
Water pressure that is too low also comes with its own set of problems. You will have trouble showering or cleaning dishes, and if you own a business that relies on water, it could be hard to stay open.
How much pressure should there be?
That’s hard to tell, but the maximum recommended pressure for a home is around 80 psi. Of course it depends on how you use the water, and often the water supplier sets the pressure to suit their needs.
Determining water pressure issues
Having a gauge handy is always a good thing so you can see what the water pressure in your home or business is at. You could also:
- Check for frozen pipes
- Check other faucets
- Ask neighbors
- Or check that your stop valves are open
If you can’t locate a problem, then it is most likely a water pressure issue.
Although it might not be as common as leaks or other well-known plumbing issues, high or low water pressure is still a major issue. The water pressure in your home or business is as important to us as it is to you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.