Jefferson County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Low Well Water Flow in Jefferson County
Clogged 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 residences in Jefferson County. Aerators can build up with hard water deposits and often times plug up with small pieces of stuff. To clean, 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 debris. Attach again to the faucet and test the water flow...a quick and easy solution to reduced water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can frequently be a cause of bad water pressure. A common criticism, from Jefferson County residence, found with water conditioners is that the flow 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 home. Frequently, 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 resolution 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 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 place? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older houses 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 city to city. 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 Jefferson County house.
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 pressure in your house. Plumbing codes in Jefferson County 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 house's water pressure reduce to to a drip 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 residence. 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 Jefferson County for over 50 years. We have assisted many people with reduced water pressure problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our professional plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808