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DO A HOME WATER PRESSURE TEST

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If yours is too high— over 60 psi—that means more water than necessary is flooding through your pipes, Gallas says. This is not only wasteful but may cause leaks. Check your pressure at home with a water pressure gauge, which costs around $10. Simply attach it to a faucet or hose for results within seconds. Anything between 45 and 60 psi is ideal, Gallas says. If it’s too high, a plumber can easily adjust it.

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