Danville Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Bad Well Water Pressure in Danville
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 Danville. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water calcium and frequently stop up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To clean, 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 debris. Put them back on the faucet and test the water flow...a quick and easy solution to reduced water pressure.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can frequently be a cause of low water flow. A common criticism, from Danville residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the flow may in the beginning be 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 pressure increase 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 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 possible resolution 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 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 have a shorter life.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water pipes do you have in your Danville home? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older houses have galvanized pipes for the water supply and many of these houses 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 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 cases, 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 Danville home.
However, knowing what type of water pipes you have can be only 1/2 of the reason for poor water flow. The size or diameter of your water pipes can also be a cause of poor water flow in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Danville have changed over time, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your home was built, you could be dealing with several reasons for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your residence water flow go down to a drip when several 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 house. There can be many reasons for poor water flow in your residence, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Danville for over fifty years. We have assisted many people with reduced water pressure problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our top talented plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808