Dave’s Plumbing tips

WATER PRESSURE PROBLEMS

April 17, 2015  |   by Admin

Improper water pressure, either too low or too high, can cause serious damage to your plumbing system and appliances and result in appliances not filling and operating properly. Checking your water pressure requires a water pressure gauge that can be connected to one of a number of fixtures or appliances in your home. If the pressure is too high or too low, it may then require adjustment of your water pressure regulator valve. Unless you have the correct gauges, tools, and knowledge to perform the service, it is recommended that you call an experienced, licensed plumbing company such as Precision Plumbing.

Normal water pressure varies from region to region and from residential to commercial needs. Water pressure for a residential home should be between 30-60 psi. In the Vegas Valley Water District, pressures can range from 30-100 psi. Anything over 80 is considered high and could be causing damage to your plumbing system. For high pressure, a Pressure Reduction Valve (PRV) is usually recommended. Any pressure reading under 30 is considered low and indicates a problem within your plumbing system, such as a leak. A qualified, experienced Precision Plumbing technician will be happy to check your water pressure. Just call the Precision Plumbing 24-Hour Dispatch Center at 702-900-0756 and they can have a technician at your site within minutes.