Dodge County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Pressure in Dodge County
Plugged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of reduced water pressure at the sink in houses in Dodge County. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water deposits and many times stop up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To unplug, simply remove the aerators and soak them overnight in undiluted vinegar. Then, rinse them off while gently brushing them with a fine copper brush or stiff bristle tooth brush to remove any remaining particles. Put them back on the faucet and test the water pressure...a quick and easy solution to low water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can often be a cause of bad water pressure. A frequently criticism, from Dodge County residence, found with water conditioners is that the pressure may start out adequate, but then reduces down to a trickle. Most water conditioning equipment have a bypass valve installed in the piping system. When bypassed you may notice water flow pick up in the house. Often times, low water flow is a result of water conditioning equipment needing some level of service.
Well Pump Service Can Fix Conditioners Full of Air
Do you hear your well pump kick on and off frequently, or more often than you think that it should? A possible resolution is that your pressure tank may need to be serviced. Over time the air and water mixture can become unbalanced, this is referred to as "short cycling" causing the submersible well pump to turn on and off frequently. This short cycling situation can cause damage to your submersible well pump or your shallow well jet pump. If proper service and maintenance is not performed, your well pump can prematurely fail.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water piping do you have in your Dodge County place? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older houses have galvanized piping for the water supply and many of these dwellings also have galvanized piping going in and out of the pressure tank as well. Well water can vary in hardness and iron, and it changes from place to place. Older piping, whether galvanized or copper will plug up with hard water calcium or iron build up. This causes a reduction in the flow of the water resulting in poor water flow and pressure. In some situations, when we change a small section of the piping around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Dodge County dwelling.
However, knowing what type of water piping you have can be only half of the reason for poor water flow. The size or diameter of your water pipes can also be a cause of reduced water flow in your residence. Plumbing codes in Dodge County have changed over time, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your residence was built, you could be dealing with a dual cause for your poor pressure.
If you're fed up of having your home's water pressure go down to a trickle when multiple people are using water, or when using a lawn sprinkler you feel you could do a better job with a watering can...we can help! There is no reason to have these annoyances in your residence. There can be many reasons for poor water pressure in your dwelling, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Dodge County for over fifty years. We have helped many people with low water flow problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our top talented plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808