If you’ve got too little water pressure, or you think your water is coming out too fast, Isley’s Home Service can test your water pressure and help fix the problem. We install and repair water pressure regulators that help maintain a manageable water pressure, and we can test your water lines to find out where your pressure problems originate. Call us at 480-422-5949. We are a full-service plumbing repair, maintenance and installation company serving Gilbert, Chandler, and surrounding areas.
Water pressure can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood based on elevation, water demand during peak hours and blockages in your lines. If you suspect that your water pressure is too high, it’s probably because:
Our experienced plumbing technicians can quickly test your home’s water pressure to see if your suspicions are correct. You might need a water pressure regulator valve installed on your home.
Water pressure is the force of pressure that pushes a continuous flow of water through the plumbing system in your property. Water pressure can fluctuate considerably throughout the Phoenix-Metro area. You can call Isley’s or your local water utility to test your water pressure, if you suspect it is too low or too high.
We’ve included helpful links to water utilities and helpful local resources in Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County:
The industry standard is below 80 psi; anything higher can cause your pipes to leak, faucets to drip, washers to wear, pipes to make annoying banging sounds. In severe cases, high pressure can burst pipes and supply lines, which could result in a flood. Most Valley-area city codes require a water pressure regulator valve to be installed on residences and businesses with water pressure in excess of 80 PSI.
It does. In 1992 the government set federal standards for water pressure in its Energy Policy Act. Shower heads must be set at less than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm), toilets at 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) and bathroom faucets at 2.2 gpm. The EPA’s WaterSense program encourages homeowners and businesses to use even less than that, by offering its WaterSense label to products that are at least 20% more efficient than the maximums set in the Energy Policy Act.
Another reason to follow water pressure standards is that if you don’t, and your water heater, dishwasher, water softener or other water-use appliance fails because of high water pressure, your warranty might be voided.
A water pressure regulator is a plumbing safety device that prevents water pressure from climbing too high. It ensures that pressure remains high enough to maintain a consistent flow from faucets, taps, and shower heads throughout your home. Typically, your water pressure regulator would be installed where water enters your home, and it will regulate pressure inside and outside your home, including irrigation systems, if you have them.
When you reduce your water supply pressure to a more moderate pressure, less water comes out of the fixture when it’s running. Not only do you protect your pipes and water-using appliances, but you also conserve water and lower your utility bill.
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