Pumps & Valves

Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) in Hempstead, NY

Reduce Water Pressure in Your Nassau County Home

When you flush your toilet or run a washing machine, the water pressure in your home can increase to dangerous levels. This is especially true if you live in an older home with outdated plumbing. Fortunately, you can reduce the water pressure in your home with the installation of a pressure reducing valve (PRV). A PRV is a valve that is installed on your main water supply line to your home. When the pressure in the water supply line exceeds the limits of the PRV, the valve will automatically close to reduce the pressure. This will help to prevent damage to your plumbing system and your home.

If you are interested in a PRV for your home, contact (516) 916-6230 for more information.

How a PRV Works

A PRV is a pressure-sensitive valve that is installed on your main water supply line to your home. When the pressure in your water supply line exceeds the limits of the PRV, the valve will automatically close to reduce the pressure. This will help to prevent damage to your plumbing system and your home.

The PRV will close if the pressure in your water supply line exceeds:

  • 15 PSI for older homes  
  • 20 PSI for newer homes 
  • 25 PSI for homes with older plumbing 

The PRV will automatically reset when the pressure in your water supply line drops back to normal levels. You will not notice a difference in your water pressure when the PRV is working properly.

PRV Installation in Nassau County, Queens County & Surrounding Areas

Installing a PRV on your water supply line is a fairly simple project that can be completed by a competent plumber. To begin the project, your plumber will shut off your main water supply and drain your plumbing system. This will prevent any water from entering the PRV during the installation process.

The PRV will be installed on your main water supply line, typically near the main water shutoff valve. The PRV will be connected to the water supply line with a pipe fitting and will be secured to the wall with a bracket. The PRV will be concealed behind a wallplate, so that you will not see the valve.

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Benefits of a PRV

Reducing the water pressure in your home can help to prevent damage to your plumbing and your home. High water pressure can lead to leaks in your pipes and fixtures, as well as cracks in your walls and foundation. Installing a PRV can help to prevent these problems and can help to save you money on repairs.

Other benefits of a PRV include:

  • Reduced water bills
  • Better water flow
  • Reduced water damage
  • Improved health of your plumbing

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