Preventing Leaks by Reducing Stress on Pipes


As a home ages many materials and systems can be subject to potential problems all homeowners should be aware of. One of the issues that could occur with the home’s plumbing pipes due to aging is leaks within the system. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to experience any problems in the future so you don’t have to call a plumber.

Lower The Water Pressure

Having great water pressure throughout your home is a big plus because you’ll never experience inefficient appliance performance if they use water or be stuck in a lousy shower. While optimum water pressure is good in many ways it can overtime seriously affect the pipes, faucets and valves of the plumbing system if you don’t check the following:

  • Measure the water pressure by calling a local plumber or purchasing a hose bib gauge
  • Water pressure should register