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Tips For Preventing Plumbing Leaks

A leak in your plumbing lines can cause expensive water damage to your home. It can also promote the growth of mold and weaken your home’s structure. In order to prevent plumbing leaks, there are several things you can do.

Avoid Hard Water

Hard water can cause calcium and magnesium sediment to build up in your pipes. Hard water also may corrode the pipe system, causing it to crack or break. In order to avoid hard water, it is best to install a water softener and inspect faucets and showerheads for white residue. If you have a well water system, you should have the water tested annually. Water that is more than 140 parts per million counts as hard water.

Reduce Water Pressure

High water pressure, while beneficial and practical for everyday use, often causes unnecessary strain on your plumbing system. This can cause the pipes to burst or leak over time. In order to determine the amount of water pressure in your plumbing lines, you can measure it with a hose bib gauge. Our experienced team of Columbia plumbers can also come out and measure the water pressure in your home.

Once you determine the level of water pressure, you can adjust the intensity to between 40 and 85 psi. This can be done by using a pressure regulator. It is important to remember that simply lowering the flow of faucets or showerheads does not reduce the overall pressure in the system.

We Are Here to Help!

Whether you need repairs, installations, or maintenance, our Columbia plumbers at Love Plumbing, Air & Electrical can help. We will inspect the system, adjust the water pressure, or install a water softener to prevent leaks in your plumbing lines. From start to finish, our team will work quickly to fix the issues and leave you satisfied.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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