Water Pressure Regulator

A water pressure regulator valve will protect your pipes, fixtures and shower heads from the devastating effects of high-water pressure. The water pressure regulator is usually located where the main water line comes into the house and after the main shut off valve. They typically need replaced once every 4-12 years, or as required by code.

A bad or malfunctioning water pressure reduction valve may cause any of the following:

  • High or Low pressure or flow
  • Banging or vibrating pipes
  • Leaking toilet valves
  • Leaking water heater relief valves
  • Leaking faucets
  • Malfunctioning or leaking appliances such as the water heater, dishwasher and washing

Homes that receive water with pressure greater than 80 PSI, should have a water pressure regulator.
60-70 PSI is the recommended water pressure for most homes. Should you find your water pressure too high or too low, without any other plumbing issues, you can adjust the water pressure regulator. If you tighten the screw the water pressure will be more and if you loosen the screw the water pressure will be less. (Clockwise to tighten/increase, and Counter-Clockwise to loosen/decrease) Check resulting water pressure with a water pressure gauge.

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