Why You Should Have a Water Pressure Regulator Installed

If your water pressure is too high, it can cause significant commercial plumbing problems. High water pressure can take a toll on your pipes, sinks, showers, toilets, and appliances—which will eventually lead to expensive repairs. Having a water pressure regulator installed is a simple solution to excessive water pressure, and it will extend the lifetime of your pipes, fixtures, and appliances.

Why You Should Have a Water Pressure Regulator Installed

Protect your Pipes and Appliances

Excessive water pressure can create tiny leaks throughout your plumbing system. These leaks will make your plumbing system fragile, which can eventually cause your pipes to burst and damage your appliances. Burst pipes are incredibly stressful, and repairing the damage can cost you thousands of dollars.

Conserve Water and Save Money on Utility Bills

Conserving water is not only good for the environment. It’s also good for your wallet. Water drips quickly amount to gallons of wasted water. That waste will cause a significant increase in your utility bills.

What Is a Water Pressure Regulator?

A water pressure regulator reduces the water pressure coming from the city’s supply. This ensures that the water flowing into your business is at an ideal pressure, which is between 50 and 60 PSI (pounds per square inch). The device uses a spring to decrease the incoming water pressure before it goes through your pipes and appliances. If you ever decide that your water pressure is too low, you can easily loosen the spring to increase the pressure. So you can always adjust for more or less. The device is small and unnoticeable, and a plumber will install it near your main water shutoff valve.

Let one of our reliable, highly trained plumbers at Ory’s Plumbing ensure your pipes and appliances are protected from excessive water pressure. For more information about water pressure regulator installation, contact us today.