Wondering about water pressure regulators and the role they play in your life? Good question … here are some good answers.
We realize water pressure regulators might not be the most fascinating of topics. Of course, if you enjoy saving money and safeguarding your home, then it becomes a lot more exciting. Water pressure regulators can help you do that by keeping pressure under control. This protects your pipes from damage and makes water from the public water main easier to use. Some municipalities require regulators, so it pays to check with your city before deciding you don’t need one.
If you have questions about water pressure regulators or need help fixing or installing one, we invite you to get in touch today. Otherwise, read on to learn everything you need to know about regulators.
Your Water Pressure Is Just Fine, Thank You … Or Is It?
When water comes from the municipal main on your street, it is often too strong. Overly pressurized water can cause an array of damage to your home, including:
- Banging and clanking pipe noises
- Continual sounds of running water or dripping faucets
- Damage to appliances, including washing machines, dishwashers, icemakers, water heaters and others that depend on running water
- Reverse osmosis or water softening system damage
- Slab leaks, where pipes break under the surface of the concrete slab of your home
- Toilets that run or leak consistently
- Spiking water bills
Any of the above symptoms are annoying or hazardous to the long-term structural integrity of your home. However, when you have uncontrolled water pressure, you will almost certainly notice more than one of the above symptoms. Even if the symptoms seem relatively mild at first, they can build up over time to a serious problem. Plus, lack of a pressure regulator may result in you fixing plumbing issues multiple times, only to find they break again. That’s not only annoying; it’s expensive.
The answer? A water pressure regulator.
What Does a Water Pressure Regulator Do?
A water pressure regulator works via a valve that keeps your home’s water at a constant pressure. Because the pressure from the water main is often too high, (causing damage to appliances and putting too much stress on your pipes), plumbers install a valve that regulates (hence the name) water pressure, lowering it to a safe pressure.
City water pressure generally rises 10 to 20 pounds at night. Even if your daytime pressure remains at the specified range, it often rises above that standard at night. A pressure regulator eliminates these unsafe pressure spikes.
You are responsible for installing and monitoring your pressure regulator, not the city. Even in cities that require regulators, the city will not check your pressure for you. We can help with water pressure testing and water pressure regulator installation.
How Do You Know If a Water Pressure Regulator Needs Repair?
If you already have a water pressure regulator, you’re probably curious about whether or not it is currently working. One way you can tell is by installing a gauge on the side of the regulator. That will tell you whether the pressure is actually maintaining at the level you expect. If you don’t want to deal with this, you should simply call in a plumber to take a reading for you.
This points to the most obvious sign that a regulator needs repair: the water pressure you read is higher than the level at which you have set it. Another common sign is when you get short bursts of extremely high-pressure water when you first turn on the shower or a faucet, but then it tapers off. That usually means the regulator isn’t doing its job and the water comes in at its own pace, not at the one you want.
Other symptoms include those mentioned above: toilets that leak or run without explanation; dripping faucets and showers; banging pipe sounds; unexplained running water noises that can indicate a slab leak; higher than usual water or gas bills; damage to your water softener or reverse osmosis system.
Call for Water Pressure Help Today
Don’t wait to get in touch with us for the water pressure regulator help you need. We know this branch of plumbing and water maintenance is somewhat obscure and difficult to understand, which is why we offer our services instead. When you work with us, you can ensure the safety of your appliances, pipes and plumbing structures. Instead of having to replace them too often, they will live to their fullest, or even longer than their predicted lives. Now, wouldn’t that be a great way to save money?
Do you need help with a water pressure regulator in Peoria, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Carefree, Avondale, Cave Creek, El Mirage, Goodyear, Glendale, Laveen, Sun City, Paradise Valley, Buckeye, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City Grand, Surprise, Sun City West, Youngtown or surrounding areas? We’re here for you; simply give us a call at 602-488-4647 or connect with us through our website for more information today.
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