Noisy pipes and PRV’s

default_blog_imageDo you have noisy pipes?
Whether it happens while you are using water or it happens when you are not running any plumbing fixtures, like at night, this could be a sign of high water pressure coming in from the city water line. If your house has a pressure regulating valve (PRV) and your pipes are noisy, the PRV may have gone bad. The best way to check is to get a gauge that you can attach to any outside faucet and make sure you do not run any water anywhere else in the house and turn the water on to you outside faucet that the gauge is attached to. If it reads anything over 75 psi for residential application, your PRV is bad and you will need to get it replaced. Call me, if it is a standard PRV replacement, with no complications, most of the time, I can give you a price over the phone, If you do not have a PRV in your property, you can still check your pressure as described above and/or call us.
Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Aurora, and Littleton are known to have high water pressure problems. If you have high water pressure and do not correct it, you are at high risk of premature wear and tear to your plumbing fixtures. This could cause leaks to your faucets and other plumbing fixtures, shower drips, leaky supply lines, noises when you flush the toilet, etc. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about any plumbing or drain problems and…
As always, we wish you a happy day and clear drains! posted: September 18, 2012