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Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV)

Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV)

How a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Protects You from Expensive Repairs and Damage
Improper water pressure can wreak havoc on your entire plumbing system, including the fixtures and appliances connected to it. That’s why correcting high water pressure isn’t just recommended; it’s often required by code (see P2903.3.2 below).

When Pipecraft Plumbing visits your home to fix a leak or check on an underperforming appliance or water heater, we also investigate the root cause of the problem. Is it old or faulty pipes? Was there an installation error? Once we identify the source of the problem, we can offer solutions, which may include installing a PRV. Here’s why:

Stop Leaks Before They Start
Imagine a garden hose spraying full force – that’s what high pressure can do to your pipes! A PRV acts like a dimmer switch, reducing the water pressure within your pipes and preventing leaks, bursts, and costly repairs.

Make Your Fixtures Last Longer
High pressure isn’t just hard on pipes; it can also damage faucets, showerheads, and appliances. A PRV extends the lifespan of your fixtures, saving you money on replacements down the road.

Save Water, Save Money
Did you know excessive water pressure can lead to hidden water waste? A PRV helps you conserve water, lowering your water bill and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Protect Your Precious Appliances
Washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters have specific pressure requirements. A PRV ensures they operate safely and efficiently, preventing damage and extending their lifespan. Excessive water pressure may even void warranties on appliances and fixtures.

Energy Efficiency Starts at Home
Lower water pressure means your water heater doesn’t have to work as hard, which translates to lower energy consumption and reduced energy bills.

Safety First
Extremely high water pressure can pose a serious safety hazard, leading to bursts and potential floods. A PRV ensures your plumbing system stays within safe operating limits, minimizing the risk of accidents and property damage.

Invest in Peace of Mind
By installing a PRV, you’re taking a proactive step towards preventing future plumbing problems, saving time, stress, and money.

Ready to take control of your water pressure? Call Pipecraft Plumbing today to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment and ensure your home’s plumbing system runs smoothly for years to come!

P2903.3.2 Maximum Pressure: The static water pressure shall be not greater than 80 psi (551 kPa). Where the main pressure exceeds 80 psi (551 kPa), an approved pressure-reducing valve conforming to ASSE 1003 or CSA B356 shall be installed on the domestic water branch main or riser at the connection to the water service.

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