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. This PSI although adequate for firefighting, high-rise buildings, and to compensate for elevation increases, it is far greater than required for ordinary residential use.
GPS Plumbing provides a complete set of water pressure normalization and optimization service for both high and low water pressure problems.
If the water pressure is too high, the primary solutions to normalizing or optimizing the water pressure include:
The Pressure Relief Valve is an important plumbing element that:
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
The range of normal and optimal water pressure for a residence is as follows:
Water pressure related problems include:
with each having a unique set of solutions that bring the water pressure within normal ranges.
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.
When a residence’s water pressure PSI exceeds 80, 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. Consequently, some of the indicators albeit present may or may not be obvious, but include:
Our experience indicates that a significant number of home plumbing problems causes link to excessive water pressure. They 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.