Dodge County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Low Well Water Pressure in Dodge County
Plugged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can typically be the cause of low water pressure at the sink in homes in Dodge County. Aerators can build up with hard water calcium and many times plug up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To clean, simply remove the aerators and soak them overnight in undiluted vinegar. Next, 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 reduced water pressure.
Conditioning Equipment Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can frequently be a cause of reduced water pressure. A common complaint, from Dodge County residence, found with water conditioners is that the flow 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 increase in the residence. Often times, reduced water pressure is a result of water a conditioner needing some level of service.
Well Pump Service Can Fix Conditioning Equipment Full of Air
Do you hear your well pump kick on and off frequently, or more often than you think that it should? A potential solution is that your pressure tank may need maintenance. 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 condition 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 pipes do you have in your Dodge County place? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older homes have galvanized pipes for the water supply and many of these homes also have galvanized pipes 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 pipes, whether galvanized or copper will stop up with hard water calcium or iron build up. This causes a decrease 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 residence.
However, knowing what type of water pipes you have can be only 1/2 of the reason for poor water pressure. The size or diameter of your water pipes can also be a cause of reduced water pressure in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Dodge County have changed over time, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your dwelling was built, you could be dealing with several reasons for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your residence water pressure reduce to to a drip 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 irritating situations in your home. There can be many reasons for poor water pressure in your residence, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Dodge County for over fifty years. We have assisted many people with reduced water flow problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our professional plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808