There is nothing better than a nice hot shower with a lot of water pressure, many people like to have their pressure high so they have a faster stronger flow. While this may help create a great shower it will also cost you more in the long run as well. The typical recommended residential water pressure level is 40-70 PSI (pounds per square inch). Most homeowners find comfort somewhere in the middle around 50-60 PSI. Anything higher than 75-80 PSI is not good for your plumbing and appliances.
When water constantly moves through the plumbing pipes at a high rate of pressure it will cause eventual erosion of the pipes. In addition to the pipe erosion it will also cause leaking to occur from the faucets, showers, toilets and washing machines. Another side effect of high pressure is the increased cost of the water bill due to excessive water flow. If your pressure is even occasionally going above 80 PSI then you should have a licensed plumber install a pressure regulator to your main water line.
If you would like to have your pressure checked by a professional plumber call and speak with us. Plumb Time Plumbing and Drain Services will be happy to set up time to come out to your home and check the current pressure for you. Even if you are suffering from pressure that is to low we will be able to make any adjustments necessary. Contact us to schedule a time for this or any other plumbing services you may need help with, we service the entire Columbia, South Carolina area.