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Combat the Rising Water Pressure Epidemic in Southwest Florida

You may have noticed an increase in building development in the Southwest Florida area. With all these new buildings popping up, municipal water companies have begun increasing water output to preempt the impending demand. What does this mean for us? Well, many homeowners have been noticing higher than normal water pressure. While this elevated pressure might be great for evening showers, it actually has the potential to be detrimental to our homes. Knowing the risks of high pressure and how to prevent it can save you thousands in damage costs!

So what if my home has high water pressure?

Excessive pressure can lead to plumbing issues in the home, such as:

  • Pipe Leaks
  • Clogged relief valves
  • Pipe bursts
  • Washing machine leaks
  • Dishwasher leaks

Left unchecked, elevated pressure causes water heaters to fail prematurely and burst within the home, resulting in flooding and property damage!

How can I know if my water pressure is too high?

Here are some signs your water pressure might be too high:

  1. Banging sounds in pipes when faucets are turned on and off
  2. Constantly running toilets
  3. Leaky faucets
  4. Higher than average water bills, even with average water usage
  5. Pipe Leaks
  6. Water heater leaks

Recommended pressure for residential buildings is 60 PSI (pounds per square inch). If your pressure is constantly high, simply having a water pressure regulator valve installed keeps pressure consistent at the recommended PSI.

water pressure regulator valve

Benefits of a Water Pressure Regulator Valve

Regulator valves serve to reduce the water pressure coming into the home from the city and distribute the pressure evenly throughout the home at the recommended levels. They ensure that the pressure in the home stays even and comfortable for regular use. Regulator valves also promote water conservation. It can even lower your utility bills! High pressure produces a lot of wastewater, and a lot of the water used in a home is heated. High water pressure pushes more water through the water heater, meaning it must work harder and use more energy.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Don’t fall victim to the elevated water pressure epidemic in the Southwest Florida Area. Avoid untimely emergencies- call us today! Our team of licensed plumbers is standing by. Our customer service representatives are more than happy to send our local licensed professionals out to your home today! Don’t let high pressure catch you off guard- Dial 239-284-1472 for the Naples or Fort Myers area or 941-564-0004 for the Sarasota/Bradenton area, or request an appointment below!

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