Why do my pipes bang or why do I have low pressure?
Every house should be equipped with a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) . This valve helps to keep the pressure within your home to a reasonable PSI (pounds per square inch). Coming into the house you should have no higher than 60psi. As a PRV gets older it can start to malfunction and either allow too much pressure into the home, which can cause pipes to start banging or toilets will start to leak. Or the opposite, it can get clogged with sediments and reduce your pressure. To check your pressure within the home you will need a pressure gauge or call your plumber to check your pressure and verify if you PRV device needs to be replace.

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1. Why do my pipes bang or why do I have low pressure?
2. Why does my water smell like kerosene, cat urine or sulfur?
3. My water smells like chlorine/bleach. Are there a lot of chemicals or extra chlorine in the water?
4. Why do my toilets and sinks have black or pink rings or spots on them?
5. Why is my water discolored or muddy looking?
6. Why does my water look milky white?
7. Why do my pipes freeze?
8. How to prevent frozen pipes.
9. How to thaw pipes if they are frozen.
10. What is the hardness of my water?
11. Do you add fluoride to the water?
12. What happens if the sewer backs up? What can you do?
13. How do I tell if my sanitary sewer problem is in my house plumbing or in the public sanitary sewer main?
14. If my sewer backs up, is it my responsibility to pay for it?
15. How can I avoid future backups?
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