Water Pressure

The typical inlet water pressure to a home is about 50 to 55 psi. Normally, it should not exceed 65 psi. The pressure regulators are usually preset at the factory to 50 psi.

However, it can be adjusted anywhere from 25 to 75 psi with a simple turn of a bolt, that is if the regulator is in good working order. Adjusting a water-pressure regulator valve is pretty easy, and can be performed by the home owner.

 

Step 1

Check water pressure with a gauge (about $15) install it on an exterior faucet/hose-bib of your house..make sure no one is running water.

If your pressure exceeds 65 psi, but is under 75 psi. Your in luck..go to step #2

If your pressure is above 75 psi, your regulator is no longer working and can not be adjusted, or you do not have a regulator. In this case give us a call for more information and a Free estimate.951-780-0812

Step #2

Loosen the locknut and turn the adjusting bolt counter-clockwise to reduce pressure or clockwise to increase the pressure. It's that simple. 

My pressure is high !!

But I like high water pressure !!

Keep in mind, water pressure is like your blood pressure it needs to be at a safe level or bad things can happen.

Things like faucets start dripping, pipes start leaking or the pipes bang when you flush a toilet.

Look at it this way, every faucet every toilet and even your ice maker is holding back the full water pressure.  In addition to causing the banging as we describe (a condition called water hammer), high water pressure can erode washers and result in leaks. It also creates premature wear on appliances, including your dishwasher and clothes washer and water heater.

I hope this helps you understand water pressure, if not give us a call.

If your reading this because you are already having leaks, give us a call. 

 We do it all and we will always be fair with you.          Please give us a chance to serve you !  

                             951-780-0812

Noisy Gas Water Heaters

Rumbling and Pounding....
Rumbling, pounding and other noises when the heater is in operation are usually caused by formation of scale and sediment. Minerals will form a scale on the bottom of the inner tank that traps minute amounts of moisture. Heat from the gas burner changes these tiny trapped amounts of moisture to steam and the pressures developed cause the rumbling and pounding noises. In addition to being very
annoying to the homeowner, accumulation of sediment and mineral deposits in the bottom of the tank can appreciably shorten the tank life of the heater.
The sediment can interfere with the transfer of heat from the flame through the tank wall to the water. The sediment acts as an ‘insulation’ restricting heat transfer and may contribute to a ‘not enough hot water ! If the tank is not periodically drain and flush the sediment will
continue to accumulate on the bottom the tank. The result is a clogged drain valve and scale build up -eventually to the point it may cover the immersed thermostat bulb. If diagnosed early, these sediments may be flushed out by draining the tank.
So if you have a noisy water heater let us know, we can help you flush it or we can do it for you.

I hope this helps you understand water heater noises if not give us a call.

We do it all and we will always be fair with you.          Please give us a chance to serve you !

                              951-780-0812

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