Pressure regulators have an adjustable spring-loaded diaphragm that reduces pressure in the line in the valve body, restricting water coming in and releasing it at a reduced pressure.
Many homes on public water have a pressure regulator installed at the meter or where the service line enters the home. A bad pressure regulator can cause water pressure to drop or increase to a dangerous level. Our dedicated plumbers here at Sav-On Plumbing, LLC will install and maintain pressure regulators to keep your home’s water pressure at a safe, normal level around 50 to 65 PSI to prevent a flood.
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 in your home or business.
- Do you hear continual sound of running water in you walls, you might have a underground slab leak.
- Running toilets
- Damage to your appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerator icemakers or washing machines
- Banging pipe sounds
- Leaking sprinkler valve
- High water bills
- Damage to your Reverse Osmosis System
- Damage to your Water Softening System.
Buy a gauge at Home Depot, they are 10 to 20 dollars and will save you a lot of damage if you find out your home has high water pressure.