How Can High Water Pressure Cause Slab Leaks?
Many homeowners believe the higher the water pressure, the better since it paves the way for more efficient cleaning and relaxing showers. However, it spells trouble for your plumbing system. If your home is built on a concrete foundation, excessive water pressure can cause slab leaks. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter discusses how it happens and why they require plumbing repairs as soon as possible.
1. Increased Stress on Pipes
While a certain level of water pressure is needed for efficient water distribution, too much of it can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. It puts your pipes under undue stress, causing them to weaken over time. As a result, they become prone to slab leaks, especially at joints and connections. You can get ahead of this problem by having a qualified plumber in Corona, CA, inspect your pipes regularly.
2. Pipe Corrosion
High water pressure can speed up corrosion on the pipes. The increased water flow causes the minerals and sediments in the water to scrape against the pipe walls. It won’t take long before slab leaks start to form.
3. Water Hammer Effect
When water flow or pressure suddenly changes, a shock wave is sent through the plumbing system, resulting in a water hammer. This harms the pipes, causing leaks over time. Get plumbing services to restore your water pressure to safe levels and ensure your lines are properly secured.
Don’t wait for high water pressure to cause slab leaks and compromise your home’s integrity. Once you notice this problem, reach out to the pros at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter immediately. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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