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Don’t Let Your Water Pressure Let You Down: Why It Matters for Ontario Homes & Businesses

At Harris Plumbing, we know keeping your plumbing system running smoothly is essential for your home and business in Ontario. One often-overlooked factor in a healthy plumbing system is legal water pressure.

What is legal water pressure?

Municipal water suppliers deliver water at a specific pressure range. In Ontario, this typically falls between 40 psi (pounds per square inch) and 80 psi. This ensures adequate water flow for everyday tasks like showering, flushing toilets, and running appliances.

Why is legal water pressure important?

  • Protects your plumbing system: Water pressure that’s too high can stress pipes and fittings, leading to leaks, bursts, and costly repairs. Conversely, low pressure can cause problems like sputtering faucets, weak showers, and malfunctioning appliances.
  • Ensures efficient water use: Legal water pressure allows your appliances to function properly, using water efficiently. This can save you money on your water bill.
  • Maintains safety: Extremely high pressure can damage pressure relief valves on water heaters, posing a safety risk.

Signs of abnormal water pressure:

  • Low pressure: Weak showers, slow drains, toilets that don’t flush properly.
  • High pressure: Leaking faucets, hissing pipes, water hammer noises (banging in the pipes).

What to do if you suspect abnormal water pressure:

  1. Contact Harris Plumbing: Our licensed plumbers can measure your water pressure and diagnose any problems.
  2. Pressure regulator: If necessary, we can install a pressure regulator to maintain legal water pressure throughout your home or business.

Harris Plumbing: Your Ontario Water Pressure Experts

Don’t wait for a plumbing disaster to strike! Maintaining legal water pressure is a proactive way to protect your property and ensure efficient water use.

Call Harris Plumbing today for a water pressure assessment and keep your Ontario home or business flowing smoothly!

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