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Why is it important to regulate water pressure?

Code regulations state that water pressure in a household must be maintained at 80 psi.

Reason being that all appliances that require water in the household operate at that specific psi or lower. Anything above 80 psi can cause severe damage to the plumbing in a household.
As plumbers, we come into your house and commonly find issues such as dripping faucets, running toilet, appliance issues and leaky water pipes. These issues are a direct result of high pressure. When looking into a toilet or faucet, if you notice the parts have prematurely worn then the most likely explanation is high water pressure. If you have an appliance that makes unusual or loud noises when filling (icemaker, dishwasher, laundry machine, etc.) often vibrations from high water pressure can cause parts to wear out quickly. When it comes to water pipe, added pressure causes turbulence, erosion and even can cause holes to wear within the pipe.

So how do we resolve this issue?

It’s a simple fix, install a pressure reducing valve. This particular model of valve is a WATTS ¾ inch AUB, which is our most common install. There are many shapes and sized for varying applications, but the overall purpose is the same – to lower pressure below the level of 80 psi.

When beginning the installation process, we find a space in the water system specifically where the water will enter. This will regulate the water pressure throughout an entire home.

This concludes our discussion of pressure regulation and pressure reducing valves. An important note: when installing a pressure reducing valve, often a new problem is created known as a closed system. For more information, consult our video discussion surrounding thermal expansion & closed systems.

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5 days ago
Andy's Pipe Dream

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Andy's Pipe Dream Plumbing - sending warm wishes for a holiday celebration filled with everything that brings you happiness.

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Andys Pipe Dream Plumbing - sending warm wishes for a holiday celebration filled with everything that brings you happiness. 

Thanksgiving causes more plumbing problems than any other day of the year, prompting many day-after calls to the plumber.

If you have a leaky faucet, clogged or slow running drain, a water heater on its last leg, or you’re having garbage disposal issues, give us a call to fix those problems TODAY!

Andys Pipe Dream Plumbing offers Emergency Services so that our customers enjoy their holiday without having to worry about their plumbing. If you run into a Thanksgiving Day plumbing disaster, have no fear. Our technicians will be ready to assist and get your house back in working order.

Give us a call today or schedule a service online to take care of existing issues prior to the Holidays. (Thanksgiving Eve / Day)

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2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Winter is right around the corner!

This is a good time to evaluate the condition of your home's outdoor hydrants/faucets. If they are older or leaking consider replacing them before Winter's freeze warnings hit.

As you may already know, with older outdoor hydrants/faucets especially, it’s extremely important to remember to detach your garden hoses, close inside shut-off valves and drain your outdoor fixtures before temperatures plunge.

Water expands when it freezes, frozen hydrants/faucets cause burst pipes. Ice takes up nearly 10% more space than liquid water. If a pipe is full of water in its liquid state, there is no room for expansion, which means if the temp drops low enough for the water to freeze over, something has got to give! And it’s usually the pipe, the valves, the joints or maybe all three.

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Winter is right around the corner!
 
This is a good time to evaluate the condition of your homes outdoor hydrants/faucets. If they are older or leaking consider replacing them before Winters freeze warnings hit. 
 
As you may already know, with older outdoor hydrants/faucets especially, it’s extremely important to remember to detach your garden hoses, close inside shut-off valves and drain your outdoor fixtures before temperatures plunge.
 
Water expands when it freezes, frozen hydrants/faucets cause burst pipes. Ice takes up nearly 10% more space than liquid water. If a pipe is full of water in its liquid state, there is no room for expansion, which means if the temp drops low enough for the water to freeze over, something has got to give! And it’s usually the pipe, the valves, the joints or maybe all three.
 
Prepare for Winter & the holidays in advance, avoid damage to your home due to burst outdoor hydrant/faucet pipes! For more information on replacing outdoor hydrants/faucets contact Andys Pipe Dream. We provide FREE estimates and we install only the best freeze-proof, anti-siphon, anti-rupture outdoor hydrant/faucet products. That means worry free outdoor hydrants/faucets...no more seasonal maintenance!
 
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3 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
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