Pressure regulators are 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
A water pressure regulator 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, refirdgerator icemakers or washing machines
- Banging pipe sounds
- Leaking sprinkler valves
- High water bills