Juneau Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Poor Well Water Pressure in Juneau
Plugged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can typically be the cause of bad water flow at the sink in homes in Juneau. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water deposits and many times stop 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 debris. Put them back on the faucet and test the water pressure...a quick and easy solution to poor water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can frequently be a cause of low water pressure. A frequently criticism, from Juneau residence, found with water conditioners is that the pressure 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 flow pick up 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 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 to be serviced. 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 Juneau house? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older houses have galvanized piping for the water supply and many of these homes 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 town to town. 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 pipes around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Juneau residence.
However, knowing what type of water piping 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 bad water flow in your house. 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 several reasons for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your residence water pressure go down to a trickle 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 dwelling, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Juneau for over fifty years. We have helped many people with low 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