My water pressure seems too high, how do I correct it?
Here are some troubleshooting tips:

High Water Pressure
You can purchase a pressure gauge at a home improvement store to get the pressure in your home.

If you have a laundry tub with threads on the faucet, you can attach the gauge there and turn the water on to get the pressure. Otherwise, you can attach the gauge to one of your outside hose bibs and turn the water on.

If the pressure is high (over 75 psi), your PRV may need adjustment or replacement. The PRV is bell shaped with a screw in the top and is mounted near the water meter. There is a nut which needs to be loosened to do the adjustment and tightened again when you are done.

Adjusting a PRV –
To DECREASE the water pressure, turn the screw to the left in very small increments. A little does a lot.
To INCREASE the water pressure, turn the screw to the right in very small increments. A little does a lot.

Check your pressure gauge as you turn the screw and turn it until you reach your desired pressure. The recommend pressure is 50 -70 psi. If turning the screw does not adjust the pressure, you need to replace the PRV.

Adjusting your PRV Video - link below
The installation will look different in your home because this video is done in a factory test lab. Your PRV should be before your water meter and in some installations, after the water meter.Adjusting your PRV video

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11. Will the City come to my home and test my water pressure?
12. Do I need a Pressure Reducing/Regulating Valve (PRV)?
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