Watch the How to Measure Your Faucet GPM Flow Rate video below to learn how to measure the flow rate of a faucet in seconds! Get one of our flow measurement bags for yourself by filling out our Flow Rate Measurement Bag Request Form through the button below!
Faucets and showerheads that have high flow rates are wasting a lot of water and energy. In larger commercial facilities like hospitals, schools, and large office buildings with large quantities of sinks and showers, this waste is quickly multiplied into costly water bills. The first step in reducing this waste is to evaluate your water usage by checking the flow rates of your aerators and showerheads. If you can’t figure out what the flow rate of your aerators and showerheads are, we have a simple method for finding out.
What is flow rate? Flow rate is the amount of water that runs through a faucet or shower when it’s in use. It is measured in gallons per minute, or GPM.
How to Measure the GPM Flow Rate of a Faucet or Showerhead
So, how do you measure the flow rate of your faucet and/or showerhead? Find out by watching our video below. Scroll down below the video to read the instructions that are printed on the bag.
How to get a Flow Rate Measurement Bag
*Current customers if you are already a customer at Equiparts and have an account with us, skip the form and simply give your rep a call to request your box: 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.
Flow Rate Measurement Bag Instructions:
You will need a timer or watch, and this bag.
- Tightly hold the top of the bag at each side, and hold the bag under your faucet spout or showerhead.
- Simultaneously turn on the water, and start your timer. Let it run for 10 seconds.
- Turn off the water, and note your device’s flow rate on the bag (GPM levels are marked).
- If the flow rate is 2.2 or above, Call Equiparts to order a low-flow aerator, and start saving today!
- Recycle the water, use it for your plants!
After you measure your flow rate, or if you already know your flow rate and want to learn more about Aerators, read our Commercial Faucet Aerator Guide.
In the guide, you will find basic aerator information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions related to aerators including the following:
• How to Determine Whether You Need a Male or Female Aerator
• How to Determine Correct Aerator Size
• How to Remove an Aerator
and many more questions.
You will also find general rules of thumb for aerators, where to buy commercial aerators, and view an aerator chart that links through to the extensive inventory of aerators available from Equiparts in our Commercial Faucet Aerator Guide.