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INFOGRAPHIC: Diagnosing the Symptoms of High Water Pressure

High water pressure doesn’t sound like a problem, does it? Turns out it can actually lead to some serious issues that could affect all the plumbing appliances in your home.

The following are just some of the symptoms you could be experiencing as a result of high water pressure.

  1. Are your faucets leaking or dripping even after you had the washers replaced?
  2. Do you notice that your toilets are running even when not in use?
  3. Are you hearing strange banging noises coming from your pipes?
  4. Have you taken some cold showers recently?
  5. Are your appliances making as much noise as your children?
  6. Do your appliances that use water undergo frequent breakdowns?

The ideal water pressure level is between 50-70 PSI.  At this level the pressure reduces water waste and strain on your appliances and plumbing system.  Did you know that testing your water pressure is easy as can be?  All you need to do is take a gauge and screw it onto your outdoor faucet.  The gauge then reads the pressure amount forced out. 

To find out the recommended best PSI for your water supply, contact a licensed plumber here at ARS/Rescue Rooter.  They can adjust it for you and can give you recommendations on other ways to conserve water. Call 1-800-277-9400 or visit

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