A water pressure regulator reduces the water pressure in the main water line. Too much water pressure can put a strain on appliances such as a dishwasher or on plumbing fixtures such as shower heads. Over time, too much water pressure will significantly decrease the life of your appliances and fixtures, as well as cause toilets to run, leaky faucets, and water hammers to occur in the walls. Besides saving on wear and tear, lower water pressure also saves water, reducing your utility bill.
How do I know if need a new pressure regulator valve?
You can test the water pressure of your main water line to your house with a pressure gauge (often available at local hardware stores). If the PSI is consistently between 40-60, then you are within the normal range. However, if the PSI reaches higher than 60, then call a professional to adjust your water pressure. For best results, test the water pressure when it isn’t being used by other appliances throughout your home, including the outdoors.
Test your water pressure once a year.
If you need to install a new Water Pressure Regulator, book a SERVIZ Pro or call (844) 473-7849.