What does High Water Pressure mean?
High Water Pressure is a warning related to the home water system experiencing higher water pressure than normal at a certain period of time. High Water Pressure can be very dangerous as it makes the home plumbing vulnerable to pipe bursts. As an analogy, imagine an air balloon that’s being pumped with excessive air. At some point, that balloon is vulnerable to pop.
High Water Pressure is often caused by high water pressure being supplied to the home from a water utility. Your local water company might also keep the pressure high in your area to meet the needs of tall buildings or fire hydrants.
Do you live at the bottom of a hill? That's a common cause of high water pressure because water naturally runs downhill. High pressure can additionally be caused by thermal expansion inside your home as the water volume changes due to heating by your water heater.
If you have a water pump, your pump could also be excessively pumping water into the home’s plumbing system.
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