Fox Lake Junction Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Bad Well Water Flow in Fox Lake Junction
Plugged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of bad water flow at the sink in residences in Fox Lake Junction. Aerators can build up with hard water calcium and often times plug up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To unclog, simply remove the aerators and soak them overnight in straight 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 bad water pressure.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can frequently be a cause of reduced water flow. A common complaint, from Fox Lake Junction residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the flow may start out adequate, but then reduces down to a trickle. Most water conditioners have a bypass valve installed in the piping system. When bypassed you may notice water pressure pick up in the home. Often times, poor water pressure 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 prematurely fail.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water pipes do you have in your Fox Lake Junction 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 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 piping, whether galvanized or copper will plug 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 Fox Lake Junction home.
However, knowing what type of water pipes you have can be only half of the reason for poor water pressure. The size or diameter of your water pipes can also be a cause of bad water pressure in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Fox Lake Junction have changed over the years, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your dwelling was built, you could be dealing with a dual cause for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your residence water flow 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 irritating situations in your home. 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 Fox Lake Junction for over fifty years. We have assisted lots of 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