Water Pressure Services in Greenville, SC
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Believe it or not, high water pressure is anything but great. From bursting pipes to worn out toilet fill valves, dripping faucets to ruptured water heaters, high water pressure causes a variety of plumbing problems to develop prematurely. To avoid damage to your home's plumbing system from high pressure, every house should have a pressure regulating valve, or PRV, to ensure the water pressure is at a safe level for the plumbing in your house.
Greenville and the surrounding areas are growing rapidly, and in order to meet the higher demands for water in outlying areas, municipalities pump water at higher and higher pressures.
Our highly skilled and professionally trained technicians here at Everest Plumbing can help you determine what is the best way to address and resolve your issue. Schedule your appointment today!
What is a PRV and how does it work?
A PRV reduces and regulates the water pressure coming into your home. There are two types of water pressure reducing valves—direct-acting and pilot-operated. The main difference between direct acting and pilot solenoids is that direct-acting solenoid valves have a direct connection with the opening and closing armature, whereas pilot-operated valves employ the use of the process fluid to assist in piloting the operation of the valve. Our plumbing experts at Everest Plumbing will help you choose and install the correct PRV for your home's plumbing system.
Sixty pounds per square inch (60 PSI) is the ideal pressure; however pressure over eighty pounds per square in (80 PSI) can become a problem. Water heater manufacturers warn that pressure exceeding 80 PSI can cause premature wear and tear to your tank. Consistent problems with your plumbing system and unusual noises may be a sign of unusually high pressure.