Have your friends and family ever left your bathroom raving about how good your water pressure is? While that may seem like a good thing, it could actually be just the opposite. If your water pressure is too high, it may be wreaking havoc on your plumbing and fixtures. To make matters worse, you likely won’t even realize that there was a problem until you’ve got a plumbing issue on your hands.
How High Water Pressure is Affecting Your Plumbing
It’s easy to forget how powerful water can be. And unfortunately, we don’t realize how much damage water can do until there’s already a problem. If water is constantly rushing through your pipes then stopping, it can cause serious damage to your pipes over time. Within just a few years, rushing water alone could cause cracked and even burst pipes.
Increased wear and tear on appliances and fixtures.
High water pressure is the enemy of all of your kitchen and bathroom appliances. Just like the pipes behind your walls, high water pressure can damage the plumbing in your washing machine, dish washer, and faucet. Most notably, it can cut the life expectancy of even the highest quality appliance in half.
A higher water bill.
The higher your water pressure, the more water you're using every time you brush your teeth, take a shower, and wash your hands. And when you use more water, naturally your water bill will rise.