How High Water Pressure is Costing More Money

How High Water Pressure is Costing More Money

When you go to take a shower, you probably (rightfully) expect water to come streaming out of your fixture with ease. The same goes for when you need to do dishes, do laundry, and basically any time you turn on a faucet. However, there is a big difference between good water pressure and high water pressure, and truth be told — high water pressure is costing you more money.

How Do I Know If I Have High Water Pressure?

We’re glad you asked! There are a few tell-tale signs.

Banging Pipes

If your pipes sound like they’ve got Jumanji drums inside of them, you may have high water pressure.

Leaking Faucets

While faucets can leak for other reasons, if you notice your faucet is dripping while you take a shower or flushing the toilet, there may be too much pressure.

Running Toilets

It’s not wildly common, but running toilets can sometimes be caused by too high of water pressure.

How is High Water Pressure is Costing Me More Money?

Think about it — if your fixtures are leaking and your toilets are running, you’re using more water than you would if they weren’t. More water use means more money.

In fact, high water pressure can cause you to use 6-26 more gallons every ten minutes. That’s a lot of wasted water on your utility bill!

How Do I Fix High Water Pressure?

It’s simple — have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) installed. A PRV helps reduce the amount of pressure, and, in turn, your water usage, saving you a ton on your water bill.

Want to fix your high water pressure problem? Look no further than Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing! Our plumbing experts are ready to tackle whatever job you throw at us and are dedicated to helping keep your plumbing safe! For more information or to schedule a service, give us a call at (412) 265-2662​.