Water pressure is important to the well-being of your home’s plumbing system. Generally speaking, the lower the water pressure, the less wear and tear on your system. This is why water pressure levels for most public water systems are set between 35 to 60 pounds per square inch (psi).
Plumbers in the Columbia, SC area – and their customers – may find it interesting that water pressure will be increased to about 120 psi in May and throughout the summer. So, if your home address includes these zip codes – 29229 (Columbia) or 29223 (Dentsville), you may want to pay close attention to your system. Increased water pressure can damage shower and faucet valves, as well as valves in appliances such as water heaters and dishwashers. Higher pressure can also lead to leaks in pipes and fixtures or even burst pipes. In addition, lower pressure reduces water use at faucets, showerheads, etc., so it helps to conserve water.
Your friends at Franklin Plumbing & Drain Cleaning want to make sure you don’t walk in the door and find an unexpected mess from a burst pipe. So give us a call today to schedule a plumbing system check-up. We will check your pipes to make sure they are holding up for the increased water pressure.
June 7, 2016
School’s out for the summer, and you need to make sure your home is ready. For starters, your kids are on summer break from school and are home more often. Of course, when they are home more, they use more water and this can result in your home’s plumbing system taking a beating with Read more »
June 6, 2016
Blocked drains are caused by solidified organic waste, including hair, fats, grease, dirt and other particles. The end result is a slow or stopped up drain that can lead to an unsightly overflowing drain. Historically, these drain blockages have been tackled by pouring toxic shelf products, which contain chemicals that are harmful to humans Read more »
May 23, 2016
It’s a nightmare for every homeowner: walking into a room and stepping on to waterlogged carpet or into a puddle of water. This scenario occurs whenever a water pipe in a home bursts. This can happen due to many reasons, including the afore-mentioned water pressure increase we are experiencing in the Columbia area or from Read more »
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