Solution to Water Pressure Issues

Solution to Water Pressure Issues Posted by on February 20, 2015 in General, New Mexico, Plumbing

High Water Pressure is a big problem.

Typically there usually isn’t a concern about water pressure in your home. However, recently Albuquerque & Rio Rancho residents, especially those in Cabezon have experienced major pressure spikes. What does that mean for you as a homeowner? High water pressure can cause major issues like leaks, broken pipes, dripping faucets, running toilets, or water heater leaks & replacement. The excessive pressure also accelerates the wear and tear on water using appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and ice makers.

What’s considered high water pressure?

High water pressure in your home is considered anything over 65psi. Some of the pressure spikes Cabezon has experienced has been over 150 psi. Spikes like these cause pipes to burst and flooding in homes. TLC can perform a Free Water Pressure Test to evaluate the water pressure in your home.

What can you do to protect your home?

In order to minimize the chances of a flood in your home and protect your valuables and property, a licensed plumber can install a Pressure Regulating Valve (PRV). A PRV ensures that the pressure coming from the municipal water supply is reduced to a safe pressure. The PRV also protects your home’s water system and appliances including your water heater by preventing sudden water pressure surges from the municipal water supply from affecting your home’s water system.


TLC Plumbing is offering free pressure tests to evaluate if you need a pressure regulating valve to control your water pressure. Call TLC today at 505-761-9644! or schedule an appointment online.


  1. Michael 2 years ago

    My water pressure is between 130 and 140 psi. How much do you charge to install a PRV? The inlet to my house tee’s into 3 lines 2′ off the edge of my house about 18″ underground.

    • Tammy Thomas 2 years ago

      Hi Michael,

      The price would depend on the pipe diameter, depth and any concrete or landscaping that is surrounding the area we would install the PRV at. To give you a ballpark idea it could very from $500 – $900. But we would have to come out take a look at it to give you an accurate estimate. If you know any of this and want to send us a picture of the area we could give you a better idea of what you’re looking at. If you would like to send us a photo and provide us the pipe diameter you can email us at Thank you for your question.

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