Regulator Repair or Installation
A water pressure regulator (sometimes called a pressure-reducing valve, or PRV) is a specialized plumbing valve that reduces the water pressure coming into the home through the main water line. This valve brings down the pressure to a safe level before the water reaches any plumbing fixtures inside the home. Too much water pressure can cause many plumbing problems, so it is very important to keep the water pressure under control. Although it is not necessary for every plumbing installation, a water pressure regulator can be essential in situations where the municipal water supply enters the home at a very high pressure, or where water pressure is irregular.
Every do-it-yourselfer who takes on a home improvement job does so with the best intentions of doing a good job and saving a bit of money at the same time. However, a poorly or incorrectly installed fixture could have serious repercussions. Should a leak, or worse yet, flooding, occur due to a poorly installed fixture, the damage would cost a great deal more than any savings you may have experienced by doing it yourself. It is for that reason that we always recommend having fixtures installed by a fully licensed, bonded and insured plumbing professional.