Juneau Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Low Well Water Pressure in Juneau
Dirty Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of bad water pressure at the sink in houses in Juneau. Aerators can build up with hard water calcium and often times plug up with small pieces of stuff. To unplug, 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 flow.
Conditioning Equipment Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can often be a cause of reduced water flow. A frequently criticism, from Juneau 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 residence. Frequently, reduced 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 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 have a shorter life.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water piping do you have in your Juneau 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 piping going in and out of the pressure tank as well. Well water can vary in hardness and iron, and it changes from town to town. 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 pipes around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Juneau dwelling.
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 flow in your home. Plumbing codes in Juneau have changed over time, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your house was built, you could be dealing with a dual cause for your poor pressure.
If you're fed up of having your house's 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 annoyances in your house. 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 Juneau for over fifty years. We have assisted many homeowners 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