Pressure regulators are a very important component of your home or business plumbing system. They are installed in the incoming fresh water system and when properly working, these units will maintain adequate water pressure through the devices and the entire plumbing system. All residential water pressure regulator a preset from the manufacturing at approximately 50 psi (pounds per square inch), but can be adjusted to meet customer’s expectations. It’s important to keep your water system pressure at a safe pressure setting, the maximum allowable safe water pressure is 80 psi. According to Uniform Plumbing Code book anything above 80 psi is considered high water pressure for any residential and commercial buildings.
If you have a pressure regulator and your water pressure is above 80 psi, you can attempt to adjust it to get adequate pressure. If it’s not able to regulate incoming pressure, then you will have to replace it.
Strong pressure does not mean good pressure, it’s recommended to check the setting every now and then with a water pressure gauge to avoid any problems such as water leaks.
Other high water pressure indicators could be:
- High and even low pressure.
- High and low water flow.
- Leaky faucets.
- Leaky toilet fill valves (water running).
- Broken pipes.
- Banging or vibrating pipes.
- Leaky hot water relief valves.
The average life expectancy of a water pressure regulator is approximately 10 to 15 years. Most manufacturers recommend replacing it 5 to 10 years depending on the usage to avoid any potential major problem or even a flood. The cost to install or replace a water pressure regulator depends on the size of the unit and the installation location of the unit. Call (866) 375-3569 to schedule a free visit with us! We will perform a pressure test on your system at no cost and discuss job pricing.
Take $25.00 off any water pressure regulator replacement up to 1″ and $50.00 off a 11/4″ to 2″ water pressure regulator replacement (can’t be combine with other offer).
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