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.