Water pressure is the term used to define the flow of water through a pipe, with the force of flow measured in pounds per square inch or PSI. The speed at which water flows from the opened outlet depends on the amount of "push" or pressure that exists at that time in the system:
Water companies, both civic and private, use pumps and pumping stations that increase water pressure in the main lines to about 200 PSI. 200 PSI, is satisfactory for firefighting, high-rise buildings, and to compensate for elevation increases, but is excessive for residential use.
GPS Plumbing provides a complete set of residential water pressure normalization and optimization service for both high and low water pressure problems.
High Water Pressure
If the water pressure is too high, the key solutions to normalizing (reducing the PSI) the water pressure include:
About Pressure Relief Valves
The Pressure Relief Valve is an important plumbing element that:
Low Water Pressure
When the pressure is too low:
Our experience indicates that water pressure problems are usually ignored, misunderstood, and go unresolved for months and are the root causes for many avoidable plumbing repairs.
Normal Residential Water Pressure
The range of normal and optimal water pressure for a residence is:
Water Pressure Problems
Water pressure related problems include:
with each having a unique set of solutions that bring the water pressure within normal ranges.
Low Water Pressure Problems
When one or more fixtures in a home fail to deliver an adequate flow of water (low flow), the condition is referred to as a low water pressure problem. Following are some of the most common culprits for this plumbing condition:
If you are experiencing any of these low water pressure problems, call GPS Plumbing at 469-777-0217. We will find the source of the problem and provide a solution.
High Water Pressure Problems
When a dwelling’s water pressure exceeds 80 PSI, a high water pressure condition exists. The effects of long-term excess water pressure can be disastrous for water lines, plumbing type appliances and fixtures, and home plumbing in general. Finding and fixing high water pressure problems early, saves money and inconvenience in the future.
High water pressure problems have distinct indicators, but every home differs in age, plumbing design, elevation, style (one or multiple stories), and pipe material. These factors can affect the high water pressure indictors – they may or may not be obvious. Common and obvious high water pressure indicators include:
Other less obvious indicators include:
Our experience indicates that a significant number of home plumbing problems are directly linked to excessive water pressure, and include some of the most costly to repair including:
GPS Plumbing is your trusted source for all your water pressure related needs. We are experts at providing water pressure normalization solutions that keep your water pressure within desired ranges. GPS Plumbing provides a complete set of water pressure normalization and optimization service for both high and low water pressure problems.