Pressure-Reducing Valves in Northern VA, DC & Baltimore Metro Areas
High water pressure is good, but water pressure that’s too high can damage your plumbing systems and appliances.
At United Air Temp, our plumbing specialists can help ensure the force flowing through your pipes is just right by installing pressure-reducing valves. These are installed near the shut-off valve on the main water line to help regulate the home’s water pressure.
Contact United Air Temp to learn more about pressure-reducing valves and how they will help ensure your home has even, reliable pressure.
How Pressure-Reducing Valves Work
Pressure-reducing valves cause resistance to the water flow. Inside the valve, a spring diaphragm tightens when it senses high pressure. This creates resistance that keeps your water pressure within the recommended 40 to 60 psi (pounds per square inch).
This is important because if water pressure falls below this level, you could experience a low-pressure shower. If it rises above this level and reaches 70 to 80 psi, it can damage pipes, pipe joints, faucets, fixtures, and appliances.
Contact United Air Temp to learn why it’s crucial to maintain your water pressure at a steady, consistent level in your home.
Signs You Need a Pressure-Reducing Valve
Many homeowners don’t know what signs to look for that indicate their water pressure is too high. Here are some signs we recommend our clients keep an eye on:
- Significant or complete loss of water pressure
- Water pressure fluctuates consistently
- Hammering or vibrating noises coming from your walls
- Fixtures are constantly leaking
- The toilet is continuously running
- Water bill fluctuations
- Cracks around fixtures, walls, or tiles
- Toilets, fixtures, and appliances need constant repairs or replacing
Not sure if high pressure is causing your plumbing problems?
Contact United Air Temp to schedule an appointment with our certified plumbing specialists. It’s our pleasure to measure your pressure and inspect your plumbing systems.
Installation, Maintenance & Repair for Pressure-Reducing Valves
Our certified, licensed, and insured plumbing professionals will determine the ideal valve and location for your needs. We’ll prepare your pipes to accept the valve and test it to ensure proper operation.
We will also maintain it, including the following services:
- Replacing plugged fittings
- Cleaning dirty strainer screens
- Testing for air in the pilot system
- Inspecting for leaks
- Testing the valve diaphragm
- And more!
Contact United Air Temp to schedule the installation, maintenance, or repair of a pressure-reducing valve in your home.
Depend on United Air Temp for Your Plumbing Needs
Since 1931, United Air Temp has delivered fast, reliable, and exceptional service to clients throughout the region. Our highly trained professionals adhere to strict quality standards and share our commitment to customer service.
When you entrust the safety and reliability of your plumbing systems to us, you can rest assured your system operates smoothly, efficiently, and reliably year after year.
Contact United Air Temp for more information about our company and services.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure-Reducing Valves
How is water pressure tested?
Our teams use specialized gauges that accurately measure the pressure in your pipes.
How much do pressure-reducing valves cost?
The cost depends on the model, the time required for installation, and the overall condition of your plumbing system, which may require additional preparation.
What happens when water pressure is too high?
High pressure will wear down pipes and pipe joints, which will cause small leaks that will grow into larger leaks.