A pressure regulator is the most important and overlooked part of your house and sprinkler systems. Working properly, a pressure regulator keeps your dishwasher, washing machine, ice-maker, solenoids, toilets, vales, and water heater in safe working condition. A normal house has 10-15 water valves. An average valve fixture uses 2.5 gallons a minute. A properly set (50 PSI) and functioning pressure regulator will deliver up to 30 gallons a minute. In 99% of homes, the water pipes are copper. Copper pipes are usually placed under your house. We will check your water pressure for free on all service calls.
Water pressure regulators control both the water pressure and the flow rate of the incoming water supply into your home. Regulators are used to allow high-pressure water supply lines to be reduced to safe and usable pressures. A properly installed pressure regulator can eliminate many common plumbing problems, saving you both time and money in the long run. However, a damaged or worn out pressure regulator can result in a dangerously high water pressure being present in your home. There are many common issues that can be easily prevented or solved through the installation or replacement of a water pressure regulator.
Problems Caused by High Water Pressure
- Broken or burst pipes that can lead to flooding
- Continual sound of running water
- Running toilets
- Damage to your appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerator, icemakers or washing machines
- Banging pipe sounds
- Leaking sprinkler valve