The Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) requires that water delivered to homes be between 50 to 70 pounds per square inch (psi).
Water pressure regulators take the water as it is delivered by the water district, and regulate it between 50 and 70 psi. The pieces in the water pressure regulator that reduce the water pressure are made of rubber and metal. Over a period of time, they can fail. When the water pressure regulator fails, water pressure to the home is allowed to increase, which puts a strain on valves, hoses, appliances and causes water hammer.
Unchecked, excessive water pressure may cause a rupture in the supply lines or valves. If you suspect an issue with your water pressure, Plumbing Plus will perform a water pressure test gauge to determine the exact pressure. If required, Plumbing Plus can efficiently replace your water pressure regulator to provide optimized and safe water pressure to your home.