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Water Pressure in Home

Q. What is the recommended water pressure for a home. What does a pressure reducing valve do in a house? Do I need a pressure reducing valve?

A. The recommended water pressure in a residence is suggested not to exceed 65 psi or pounds per square inch. I suggest the range be 55 psi to 70 psi. Pressures above 65 psi tend to prematurely wear out parts of your plumbing system and appliances.

This water reducing valve drops the pressure to an adjustable level that you can choose. The valve is a part of the plumbing system and most municipal building codes require that a licensed plumber be the one to install this device.

I recommend that any house with water pressure over 70 psi have a pressure reducing valve installed by a plumber. If your house pressure is 70 psi or more then I suggest you phone a good plumber and have one installed.

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