Pressure relief valves are used to maintain a safe amount of pressure within a system. Your water heater for example, has a pressure relief valve that opens and discards excess water in order to keep pressure levels safe and in accordance with the max psi (pounds per square inch) load of the other materials used in your homes plumbing system.
The difficulty level of replacing a pressure relief valve is low. Most replacements can be studied up on YouTube and carried out on your homes plumbing system with little chance for failure. The pressure relief valve itself is relatively inexpensive and easily acquirable. Make sure to employ safety precautions and be sure to double check that your incoming water and electricity is shut off if applicable.
You should test your relief valves at least once a year to ensure that they are in good physical and working condition and should be replaced every 5 years. A faulty pressure relief valve has the potential to levy some real damage, causing lines to burst, subsequent flooding, and in some cases of water heater pressure valve failure, fire. Ignoring pressure relief valve issues is like throwing a ticking time bomb in through your front door. When and if it goes off, you’ve got a battlefield to clean up.
It is of the utmost importance that you check and maintain the pressure relief valves in your home. This simple act could save you thousands on potential flood, fire, and smoke damage. Plus, there is the loss of irreplaceable items like photos, letters, and art.
If the replacement of pressure relief valves is something that you would rather leave up to the professionals, you’re in luck.
RUSH PLUMBING & ROOTER’S team of master plumbers in Albany is at the ready to inspect, repair, or if need be replaced the valve. We will discuss the scope of work and give any advice where applicable or asked for. We will let you know whether your pressure relief valve is worth fixing or replacing and advise on any other cause for concern that he or she may observe.
Put your trust in a company that has been repairing and replacing pressure relief valves with the same eagerness and attention to detail that we tackle each and every one of our projects with. Contact RUSH PLUMBING & ROOTER now to schedule a free in home consultation and free estimate. Time is of the essence.