High Water Pressure | Plumbers in Arlington, Texas
When you consider the cost of today’s appliances, you want to do everything you can to make them last as long as possible. Few people ever think of water pressure unless it is too low. No one ever complains of their water pressure being too high, until it damages an appliance or plumbing. If high water pressure is wreaking havoc on your home, call the plumbers in Arlington, Texas.
Recommended pressure will vary by municipality, your water works department will be able to tell you the recommended psi for your area. Manufacturers typically recommended a maximum psi of 50 with water using appliances. Refer to your appliances’ owner’s manual for recommended psi for individual appliances.
Consequently, water supply lines are also vulnerable to high water pressure. If your fixtures are low flow, you may not even notice that the water pressure is higher than it used to be. Your first hint may be the loss of the ice maker, or a busted water line, a ruptured faucet or other problems. It can potentially cost you thousands of dollars in damage, or even more if it causes a leak in the home. You don’t have to risk damage, Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas will restore your water pressure to normal and stop the damage it is causing.
You may be wondering what causes high water pressure, and how to prevent it. Many municipalities have a high water pressure in their supply lines in order to provide service. Therefore, a pressure relief valve is installed on your water meter to prevent high water pressure from entering your home. Unfortunately, they rust, and seize up. This predominately results in your having insufficient water pressure, or high water pressure. Generally being buried in the ground, they will average lasting approximately 15 years before replacement is required. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas will replace your worn out pressure relief valve, restoring water pressure to a safe level for your home.
Providing your own water pressure test is simple. You can purchase the tester at any home supply store for approximately $5 to $10. The tester simply screws into a threaded faucet or outdoor faucet. The dial will display the water pressure when the water is turned on.
Recognizing the signs of high water pressure, and a water pressure check with a gauge can prevent costly damage to your plumbing, your home and your appliances. The following are potential signs of an elevated water pressure and malfunctioning pressure relief valve or pressure regulator.
- Leaking or broken faucets
- Notable increase in water pressure
- Damage to water heaters
- Leaking appliances
- Pipe Leaks
- Pipes making a “knocking” sound (also called water hammer)
- Dishwasher and washing machine noise
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will provide a water pressure test on your plumbing. Our licensed plumbers in Arlington, Texas and Fort Worth are among the best in the industry. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee ensures you will receive a punctual plumber and superior plumbing service by the dedicated professionals of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.