Regular maintenance on PRV devices is something that is often overlooked. When they fail, the plumbing system is vulnerable to leaks, burst pipes and damage to your fixtures and appliances.
At DJ Plumbing & Heating our expert technicians are able to perform regular testing, maintenance, repair and replacement of your PVR systems and can have the problem diagnosed and fixed often with-in a couple of hours.
To put it plainly, a PRV, or Pressure Regulation Valve, is a devise that is designed to regulate the flow and pressure of water entering your home.
The PRV is placed typically wherever the water is entering the home. It is designed to maintain a constant pressure before it reaches pipes, fixtures and appliances like your hot water heater. The typical and suggested pressure ranges for a PVR unit ranges from 40 – 70 PSI, (or pounds per square inch), and can be adjusted after installation, or during regular maintenance.
Your home’s water pressure can be tested with a water pressure gauge that you can buy at almost any home improvement or hardware store. You can use the gauge to see where your pressure is at, if you suspect you have high pressure don’t be surprised to see your pressure between 100-150 PSI which is often times where municipal systems set the water pressure entering your home.
High water pressure can cause serious problems to your home’s plumbing systems. You might find that your fixtures and faucets don’t last past their warranty’s’ and that leaks, breakage, and premature wear and tear to your pipes are common issues. Appliances like your hot water heater will have to work harder to maintain the flow of hot water to your home, and you may notice fixtures like your toilet constantly running.
High water pressures in your home or business wastes a tremendous amount of water. Twice as much water flows through a system at 150 PSI than at a pressure of 50 PSI. That additional water often goes straight down the drain and into the wastewater treatment or sewer system. Promoting healthy pressure with-in your plumbing systems is good for the environment and ultimately for your community.
DJ Plumbing & Heating serves Vancouver, Burnaby, , Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Give us a call today 778.227.1119 or send us a note firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any of your plumbing questions.