Pressure Reducing Valve
Residences and businesses located in South Torrance, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes are especially prone to high water pressure conditions. This is because of differences in elevation related to the source of the local water supply throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula. High pressure in a potable water system is comparable to high blood pressure in a person and is definitely not a feature. The entire potable water system on your property will age much faster if the water pressure is not controlled. Water heater tanks, faucets, and valves, are adversely affected over time. Pressure assisted toilets often fail or flush poorly when supplied with water pressure that is too high. Water hammer (a shock wave inside the pipe) can result from a washing machine or anti-siphon valve closing in a system that has high water pressure. Pressure reducing valves are in wide use in the Palos Verdes area to address these and other problems caused by the high pressure. Most pressure reducing valves can be serviced and adjusted. Employ a licensed plumber if you are seeing any of these problems or suspect you have plumbing problems related to high water pressure.
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