There are two issues that cause some of the most significant challenges in your home’s fresh-water systems. These two issues in particular cause or account for more than 65% of the Plumbing issues that we resolve on a daily basis. The third most common cause of failure is simply the age. Whether it’s a toilet, water heater, faucet or drain issue, every single item in your home has a useful lifetime. After that, repairs become more frequent, and more costly.
Water Pressure plays a significant role in the longevity of your home’s piping and plumbing systems. When pipe pressure exceeds the standard range, it is putting your home’s water system at greater risk of failure - speaking in both a present and future tense.
Blood Pressure is one of the most important vitals that can be taken. This insightful measurement is helpful in diagnosing medical conditions, assessing where a patients health is at, and to determine if there is an issue that needs to be addressed elsewhere in the body. Just like your body needs the right conditions, so does your home’s plumbing and water systems. Keeping these systems in the pink is important - especially if you do not want interruptions of your plumbing system.
When the human body has high blood pressure, it can cause a variety of illnesses. Much the same, your home will revolt against you if it is not properly maintained for a long enough period of time. Ideally, your water pressure should not exceed 70 PSI, and we have seen home’s in the area well over 100 PSI. To control the inlet pressure of your home, you should have a pressure regulator or reducing valve installed.
Have you ever wondered what is in the water that comes out of the tap in your home when you turn it on? While it’s likely to have crossed your mind, it’s also quite likely that we trust that the water we are drinking is clean and free of harmful contaminants. While the contaminants that are in your water are likely below any short-term exposure issues, it is also quite possible that long-term exposure to these chemicals could potentially have a long-term affect on your health.
Scale is only one of the problems that you encounter having a fresh water system in your home. Beyond the pressure of that water service, water quality is the second leading cause of failure in plumbing systems and plumbing fixtures. We use these devices every single day, and in some cases, many times a day, and that water causes damage to the fixture, the seals, and the finishes of the faucet or fixture. Hard water is only one part of the water treatment dillema that homeowners and residents face. Beyond the hardness of the water that is in your home, there are many things that can be done to improve the quality and ensure it’s safe for you and your family.