Fix High Pressure, Cold Water Spurts
Adrian in Florida, welcome to The Money Pit. What can we help you with?
ADRIAN: Yes, ma’am. I was wondering – I’ve got a problem with my cold water. It seems like I get spurts of high pressure at times and I’ve got a filter system on my house and I just wanted to know what can I do about it or how do I fix that.
TOM: Alright. Well Adrian, what you’re probably going to want to do is this; you’re going to have to check the pressure when it comes into the house. Are you – do you have domestic water or is this well water?
ADRIAN: Domestic; city water.
TOM: Alright, you’re going to want to have the plumber check the pressure at the main valve of the house; see what kind of water pressure you’re coming in with. It might be that you have excessively high pressure and you need to put a pressure reducer on the main water line. That’ll solve the problem?
ADRIAN: Oh, where would I put that? Is that like something a plumber would have to do?
TOM: Yes, because it’s going to have to go right on the main water line; probably right after or right before the main water valve.