Washington County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Bad Well Water Pressure in Washington County
Dirty Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can typically be the cause of bad water pressure at the sink in residences in Washington County. Aerators can build up with hard water deposits and frequently plug up with small pieces of stuff. To clean, 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 low water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can frequently be a cause of poor water flow. A frequently criticism, from Washington County residence, found with water conditioners is that the flow may in the beginning be adequate, but then drops down to a trickle. Most water conditioners have a bypass valve installed in the piping system. When bypassed you may notice water flow increase in the home. Frequently, low 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 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 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 Washington County house? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older houses have galvanized pipes for the water supply and many of these dwellings 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 place to place. Older piping, whether galvanized or copper will plug 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 Washington County home.
However, knowing what type of water pipes you have can be only half of the reason for poor water flow. The size or diameter of your water pipes can also be a cause of low water flow in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Washington 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 fed up of having your house's water flow 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 Washington County for over 50 years. We have assisted many homeowners with low water flow problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our top talented plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808