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Increase In Water Pressure Can Lead To Stress On You Pipes

Increase Water Pressure - FranklinWater 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.

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Increase In Water Pressure Can Lead To Stress On You Pipes
Water pressure is important to the well-being of your home’s plumbing system. The PSI on your pipes can vary causing extra stress on your pipers.

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