Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Line’ Category

Tree Roots and Your Water Line

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The water line is one of the essential parts of your home’s plumbing system. Without it, you don’t have freshwater coming in from the municipal system and to your faucets and appliances. Water lines are built to last for decades, but they’re still susceptible to damage from a number of sources. One of them is from tree roots that burrow down into the pipe, leading to blocking the line or causing it to break.

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You May Need a Water Pressure Regulator

Monday, September 26th, 2016

High water pressure in your home may sound like it’s a ­positive thing. After all, if the water pressure is too low, it makes it harder to clean dishes in the kitchen or take a decent shower. But what you really want in your house is balanced water pressure, around 80 psi (pounds per square inch). If the water pressure is higher than this, you’ll run into trouble with your plumbing leading to expensive repairs.

But there’s a remedy: a water pressure regulator.

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