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Poway San Diego Water Pressure Regulator Replacement
Don’t come home to a flood. Often times the high pressure going into the house’s water line can cause a small leak within the home. This small leak can be a big disaster.
A water pressure regulator is a plumbing valve that reduces the water pressure coming from the main water line into the house. This valve brings down the pressure to a safe level before the water reaches any plumbing fixtures inside the home. If the pressure is too high it can cause water lines to burst and plumbing disasters to occur.
When Do I Need a New Water Pressure Regulator?
You can tell that your water pressure regulator is failing if you hear the water pipes hammering when you turn on the faucet. This means the regulator is unable to control the pressure so the pipes rattle from the pressure fluctuations. In general, you should check your water pressure regulator once per year. Don’t wait for the hammering to start before you take action.
For DIY’ers, you can purchase a pressure gauge and test the water pressure of the main water supply coming into your house. The normal and acceptable pressure is 40 to 60 psi. Do this test when no one is using water inside the house. For everybody else who doesn’t know what psi is, call a plumber who can do the test for you. It’s worth it to have your water pressure checked periodically to avoid any plumbing disasters like bursts pipes.