Pressure balance valves are an absolute must to ensure that the showers you and your family take are safe. This important plumbing device is what keeps your shower at a consistent temperature. Without a pressure balance valve, the temperature of your shower would be at the mercy of changing water pressures and could change to icy cold or scalding hot in an instant! Scalding hot water is dangerous for an obvious reason—you could get burned—but freezing cold water can be dangerous as well because it frequently startles people into a slip and fall. A nonexistent or improperly working pressure balance valve can be particularly dangerous to the elderly or children who may not be able to evade scalding or freezing water quickly and safely. Our Crown Point Plumbing Company wants to make sure that you have a properly working pressure balance valve at your home.
Firstly, if you live in a fairly new home you most likely have a pressure balance valve because these days they’re required with all new build plumbing. Reichelt Plumbing is happy to install a pressure balance valve anywhere in Northwest Indiana or South Cook County, Illinois as a part of new home plumbing. If you live in an older home, there is a chance that you don’t have a pressure balance valve, and, in this case, we recommend getting this plumbing installation as soon as possible to prevent a safety hazard. A new pressure balance valve may not work effectively in an older home that has clogged pipes, poor water pressure, or water leaks, so it is important that you contact a certified plumber to make sure the plumbing installation is a success. Older homes sometimes require leak detection and leak repair to improve water pressure and ensure the pressure balance valve can operate properly.
If you have questions about pressure balance valves or are in need of a plumbing installation or plumbing service, don’t hesitate to give Reichelt Plumbing a call today!
At Reichelt Plumbing, we offer both residential plumbing services and commercial plumbing services. Locally owned and operated, we have been in business for over 25 years, and owe our longevity and success as a business to our unwavering commitment to satisfy all our customer demands in a timely fashion.
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