Dangers of Malfunctioning or Broken Pipes in Plumbing System

Whenever there is a problem in the house, we either call a handyman or try to do it ourselves. Home appliance malfunctioning? No problem send it to service. Damaged furniture, send it back into the furniture salon to get it fixed. But what happens when there is a problem with pipes or water pressure. Most of the time you won’t even know it before the damage becomes evident. So what are the dangers of broken pipes in plumbing system and how to fix them?

Implosion Risk

If damage occurs on pipes, you won’t know it. But how does it happen in the first place? The water pressure in the system will cause the pipes to get a small dent, then as the pressure increases a dent will become a crack until the pipe bursts. This can affect the whole plumbing system, causing malfunction in other sections that may suffer the same fate. There are however symptoms by which you can notice whether you have a problem with pipes. Calling a plumber to come and fix your pipes is recommended only if you are sure that you have a leak in the plumbing system. On the other side, if you have a problem and don’t know it, it may add up to your water bill.

Broken Pressure Regulator

There is another part of a plumbing system that you need to take flooded. Yes, you’ve guessed its water pressure regulator. This little tool measures the water pressure in your system. The best thing you can do to make sure that it’s regulated is to check it every once in a while. Broken glass on water pressure regulator can cause immense damage to your plumbing system as you won’t know what’s happening inside until you have flood your backyard and entire kitchen.

So first of all, get quality equipment. You can get decent water pressure regulator for under 20 bucks, with shipping. You can also regulate the water pressure inside the system by yourself but always check with the regulator as you go. Find junctions on your water system with a small pressure point, turn this pressure point clock wise to increase the pressure and counter-clock wise to decrease the pressure. Never, under any circumstances, should you do this without checking with the water pressure regulator to see if you need to reduce or increase the pressure.