Horicon Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Pressure in Horicon
Dirty Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of low water flow at the sink in homes in Horicon. Aerators can build up with hard water calcium and often times plug up with small pieces of stuff. 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 debris. Put them back on the faucet and test the water flow...a quick and easy solution to poor water pressure.
Conditioning Equipment Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can often be a cause of bad water flow. A common complaint, from Horicon 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 conditioners have a bypass valve installed in the piping system. When bypassed you may notice water flow increase in the home. Often times, bad 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 solution is that your pressure tank may need maintenance. 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 have a shorter life.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water pipes do you have in your Horicon residence? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older homes have galvanized piping for the water supply and many of these houses 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 reduction 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 Horicon home.
However, knowing what type of water piping 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 bad water flow in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Horicon 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 fed up of having your home's water flow reduce to 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 home. There can be many reasons for poor water flow in your home, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Horicon for over fifty years. We have assisted lots of people with bad 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