Pressure Reducing Valve & Main Shut-off Valve Installation
Our 5-star rated, certified plumbers can repair or replace your pressure reducing valve or your main shut-off valve. A pressure reducing valve decreases high pressure of water coming into your home into a lower and safer pressure. They can be installed on the main water line next to the shut-off valve. In North Texas, these generally found located in the front flower bed, or inside the home or garage.
A reducing valve can be set to any desired downstream pressure within its design limits. Once the valve is set, the reduced pressure will be maintained despite the changes in the supply pressure and system load variations.
Pressure valves generally have an expansion tank paired with it.
Results of a Broken Pressure Reducing Valve
A broken Pressure Reducing Valve can cause premature wear on all of your appliances, including anything attached to the cold water system, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, and toilet fill valves. This can cause a humming, banging, or knocking in the walls. Because the pressure reducing valve protects your pipes from bursting due to high water pressure, any problems or failures with the pressure reducing valve can cause additional stress on your pipes and break or damage the pipe fittings.
Replacing the Pressure Reducing Valve can also help you conserve water because water is flowing at a lower pressure, so less energy is needed to heat it. It will also save money you on plumbing maintenance, reducing the premature wear on your plumbing system caused by the high water pressure.
What is the Main Shut Off Valve?
If a plumbing emergency strikes, you need to act fast by shutting off the main water line to your house. If you do not know how to do that, you could face serious costly water damage to your home, including drywall, ceilings, flooring and furniture.
If your home is supplied by municipal water, you can find the main shut-off valve near the water meter. You can go outside and look for the water meter first. Once you locate that, know that the main shutoff valve is located underneath the meter’s hatch.
Replacing the pressure reducing valve in the front shrub area is quite the process, take a look at just a part of the process in the video below.