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Why Is High Water Pressure A Potential Problem?

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You may have more control over your home’s water pressure than you realize. If you use municipal water, you likely have a pressure-reducing valve near your main water supply line. Since the city’s water supply is too highly pressurized for home use, an adjustable valve brings this back to a reasonable level. For homes with well water, a switch on the pressure tank serves a similar purpose. Many people enjoy higher pressure water for showers, and it can sometimes be necessary to deliver sufficient pressure to distant fixtures, but it can also become a problem. Read More»