Have you had water pressure changes in your home? Maybe a rattling of the pipes, or in my case a hammering of the pipes when the sprinkler system turned on. That can mean plenty of things happening in the plumbing and it can lead to big repairs later on if you don’t take care of it. Or it can just be a fairly simple problem with an easy fix.
Highlands Ranch homes as well as many homes in many areas of Denver may be equipped with pressure reducing valves. The Centennial Water District has written an article on pressure reducing valves, or PRV valves. The article is very informative and helps with an understanding of why they are there and signs that they may need to be replaced or adjusted.
I really didn’t know the pressure reducing valve was my problem. I had to have a hot water heater replaced and I asked the plumber what it could be at the time. He immediately checked the pressure, discovered that it was way too high for the home and once he replaced the valve, everything is working as it should now. I really haven’t noticed any change in the pressure from the sinks or showers at all, which I thought would happen.
Take time to maintain your home, it is a very valuable investment. There are plenty of things that you may be able to handle yourself with a few trips to the home improvement store. If it is a job that requires more experience and expertise, get in touch with a handyman of contractor to have it done. In any case, don’t neglect your home since little problems can often turn into huge, costly problems later on. If you need referrals for different contractors, plumbers, electricians, handyman, etc…just let me know and I’ll be happy to point you to a proven professional.