What is a Pressure Reducing Valve? Is that the same thing as a Water Pressure Regulator?
Yes. A Pressure Reducing Valve and Water Pressure Regulator are the same thing.
A water pressure regulator (also called a pressure-reducing valve, or PRV) is a plumbing valve that reduces the water pressure coming into the home through the main water line. This valve automatically reduces the water pressure coming from the main line to provide a lower, more functional pressure for distribution in the home.
The Pressure Reducing Valve is installed on the main water line and is often found in a small box in a front flower bed or behind an access panel in the garage, laundry room or another inside wall.
How do I know if I have high water pressure?
If you hear banging pipes in your home that is a tell-tale sign that you have high water pressure. We recommend that you have Trident come out and take a precise reading and we can test your pressure with a gauge.
Is High Water Pressure a Bad Thing?
Water pressure that is too high coming from the main water line can cause appliance, faucet, fixture and water heater problems. High water pressure is a major cause of leaks, pipe damage, and wasted water. A PRV, or a Pressure-Reducing Valve can ensure reliable water pressure to your home for all household water systems. PRVs also will reduce that loud water “screeching” sound that you sometime hear when you turn the hose on. Installing a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) can also reduce the energy needed for dishwashers, showers, and washing machines.
Replacing a Water Pressure Reducing Valve ( Water Regulator Valve)
Plumbers Schuyler Simons and Evan Brown replace a homeowner Pressure Reducing Valve for a Homeowner in North Texas.