What are the benefits of pressure regulator testing?
An efficient water pressure regulator can help you avoid unexpected leaks. You will know when your house is vulnerable with excessively low or high water pressure.
At All City Plumbing, we recommend that homes have water pressure at 55-60 psi. If you are on either side of that, you may have a problem with too little pressure or there may be too much stress on your water lines.
If you are having problems with water pressure, contact us and we will arrive promptly for an evaluation. We will test the pressure regulator and let you know the current pressure level. This may also be the right time to install a more efficient pressure regulator to cover your entire home. Our plumbers will help you choose the right device for your specific needs.
What causes water pressure problems?
High water pressure
If you have a water pressure regulator and notice high water pressure, the regulator could be faulty.
If you do not have a regulator, keep in mind that your water utility company may have a system that actually creates much more pressure for your home than it is rated for. If a system has over 100 psi, over time more of your plumbing or fixtures will fail. A pressure regulator will help maintain the pressure at recommended levels.
Even at levels closer to 80 psi, which meets the building code, there may still be much more stress placed on the pipes compared to a home that has 55-60 psi on tap.
Some of the signs of high water pressure include faucets spewing out water when you first turn on the tap, as well as hearing your pipes when you turn water on and off.
Low water pressure
Low water pressure is normally influenced by your water utility or a blockage in the plumbing system. If your neighbors seem to have normal water pressure while you notice a decrease in your system, contact us to inspect your pressure regulator. We will get to the bottom of the problem and get your home back to normal again in no time.