Why do I have high pressure?

Why do I have high pressure?

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Why do I have high pressure?

If you’ve noticed intermittent high pressure

There may be planned maintenance work in your area that’s causing a sudden surge of pressure or flow. Sometimes air can get trapped in your pipes, causing the increase in pressure which can be resolved by running your taps for a few minutes.

Call our services helpline if the pressure has caused damage to any of your appliances.

If there’s continuous high pressure

It’s rare to get high pressure, but sometimes it can occur when you’re new to an area.

You can turn your internal stop tap (usually under your kitchen sink) down slightly to reduce the flow.

You can also install a pressure reducing valve on your private pipework, which allows water to flow into it and reduces the pressure to a required setting. We’d suggest setting it at 3 bar and increasing if necessary.

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