Fox Lake Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Flow in Fox Lake
Clogged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can typically be the cause of reduced water pressure at the sink in residences in Fox Lake. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water deposits and many times plug up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To unplug, 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 flow...a quick and easy solution to bad water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can often be a cause of bad water pressure. A frequently criticism, from Fox Lake residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the pressure 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 flow increase in the house. Often times, bad water pressure 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 gets out of balance, 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 Fox Lake house? 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 city to city. Older piping, 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 Fox Lake home.
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 low water pressure in your house. Plumbing codes in Fox Lake 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 pressure reduce to 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 home. There can be many reasons for poor water pressure in your home, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Fox Lake for over 50 years. We have helped many homeowners with bad water pressure problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our professional plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808