Pumps & Valves

Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs)

Preventing High Water Pressure in Amana Homes

Many homes in the United States are equipped with a pressure-reducing valve (PRV) to prevent high water pressure. This is important because high water pressure can damage your home's pipes, fixtures, and appliances. PRVs are designed to automatically reduce the water pressure when it exceeds a certain level. PRVs are installed on the main water supply line to your home.

We can install or repair PRVs in homes throughout the Amana area. Call us at (319) 622-3636 for more information.

How PRVs Work

A PRV is a type of valve that is designed to allow water to flow through it under low pressure, but to stop the water from flowing when the pressure is too high. This is accomplished by a disc that is spring-loaded and floats in a housing filled with water. When the pressure is low, the disc floats and allows the water to pass through the valve. When the pressure is too high, the disc sinks and closes the valve.

PRVs are adjustable so that you can control the pressure at which the valve will close. You can adjust your PRV to close at a pressure as low as 20 psi or as high as 70 psi. Most PRVs are installed with the setting at 60 psi. If you have older plumbing fixtures or appliances that cannot handle such low water pressure, you may need to adjust your PRVs to close at a higher pressure.

Call Oehl Plumbing and Heating at (319) 622-3636 to learn more about how PRVs work and how we can install or repair them.

Benefits of PRVs

PRVs are designed to protect your plumbing and appliances from damage caused by high water pressure. When your PRV closes, it reduces the water pressure throughout your entire home. This means that the water pressure cannot damage a single fixture or appliance. PRVs can also prevent pipe damage caused by water hammer.

The benefits of PRVs include:

  • Preventing pipe damage
  • Protecting plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Reducing water bills

If you have older plumbing fixtures or appliances that cannot handle low water pressure, you may need to adjust your PRVs to close at a higher pressure. Call Oehl Plumbing and Heating for more information.

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PRVs & Water Pressure in New Homes

When you move into a new home, you may notice that your appliances and fixtures seem to be working harder than they should. This is because new homes are often equipped with low-pressure plumbing systems. This is done to prevent the pipes from bursting due to the high pressure that exists when the plumbing system is first turned on. When you move into a new home, you may need to adjust your PRVs to close at a higher pressure.

PRVs & Water Pressure in Remodeling Projects

When you remodel a room or a whole area of your home, you may need to adjust your PRVs to close at a higher pressure. This is because the pressure increases when you install a new faucet or fixture. When you upgrade your plumbing system, you may need to adjust your PRVs to close at a higher pressure.

Benefits of PRVs

PRVs are designed to protect your plumbing and appliances from damage caused by high water pressure. When your PRV closes, it reduces the water pressure throughout your entire home. This means that the water pressure cannot damage a single fixture or appliance. PRVs can also prevent pipe damage caused by water hammer.

The benefits of PRVs include:

  • Preventing pipe damage
  • Protecting plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Reducing water bills

If you have older plumbing fixtures or appliances that cannot handle low water pressure, you may need to adjust your PRVs to close at a higher pressure. Call Oehl Plumbing and Heating for more information.

Contact Oehl Plumbing and Heating for PRV Services

If you need to install or repair PRVs in your home, call Oehl Plumbing. We have the experience and training to adjust your PRVs to the proper pressure and install or repair them properly.

Call us at (319) 622-3636 to learn more about how PRVs work and how we can install or repair them.

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