Knowles Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Pressure in Knowles
Plugged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of poor water flow at the sink in houses in Knowles. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water deposits and often times stop up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To unclog, 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.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can often be a cause of low water pressure. A frequently complaint, from Knowles residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the flow may in the beginning be adequate, but then drops 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 home. Frequently, bad water pressure is a result of water a conditioner 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 Knowles home? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older homes have galvanized pipes for the water supply and many of these dwellings 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 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 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 Knowles residence.
However, knowing what type of water piping 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 low water pressure in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Knowles have changed over time, 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 home's water pressure go down to a drip 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 dwelling. 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 Knowles 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 top talented plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808