Everyone loves a nice, relaxing shower with high water pressure, but if water pressures are too high it can put a strain on your home’s plumbing systems. A pressure reduction valve allows homeowners to take control of their water pressure and the safety of their pipes.
What is a Pressure Reduction Valve?
Pressure reduction valves are devices attached to the main water line, next to the shut-off valve on the outside of your house. They work to slow down the water going into your home in order to control the pressure and protect your home’s pipes, appliances and other internal plumbing systems.
Why San Antonio Residents Need a Pressure Reduction Valve
San Antonio residents need pressure reduction valves more than some other cities due to the natural terrain of the area. The city has to pump water at a higher pressure so that it can reach buildings at the tops of hills or to reach the tops of high-rises. Because the city is pumping water at a high psi, your pipes will see more wear and tear, unless you have a pressure reduction valve.
What are the Negative Effects of High Water Pressure?
If you still aren’t convinced you need a pressure reduction valve, here are some negative effects associated with water pressure that is dangerously high:
- Your home is at a higher risk of pipe bursts and floods.
- High pressure can cause tiny leaks that can go unnoticed for a long time, resulting in the buildup of mold.
- Pressure can build up in your water heater, causing it to burst.
- Hoses attached to appliances like washing machines and dishwashers could crack.
If you have experienced plumbing problems due to high water pressure, call Mr. Plumber. We can install and repair pressure reduction valves. We can also repair any damages done to your plumbing system from high pressure. Contact us today to receive high-quality plumbing service in San Antonio.