Jefferson County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Pressure in Jefferson County
Dirty Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of reduced water pressure at the sink in homes in Jefferson County. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water calcium and many times plug up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To unclog, simply remove the aerators and soak them overnight in undiluted vinegar. Then, rinse them off while gently brushing them with a fine copper brush or stiff bristle tooth brush to remove any remaining particles. Attach again to the faucet and test the water pressure...a quick and easy solution to poor water pressure.
Conditioning Equipment Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can frequently be a cause of reduced water flow. A common complaint, from Jefferson County 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 pick up in the home. Often times, bad water flow 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 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 prematurely fail.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water piping do you have in your Jefferson County residence? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older homes have galvanized piping 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 town to town. Older piping, 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 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 Jefferson County house.
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 poor water pressure in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Jefferson County have changed over the years, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your home was built, you could be dealing with a dual cause for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your house's water pressure reduce to 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 annoyances in your home. There can be many reasons for poor water pressure in your house, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Jefferson County for over 50 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