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Washington County Well Pump Service

Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Pressure in Washington County

Dirty Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed

Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of reduced water flow at the sink in residences in Washington County. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water deposits and many times plug up with small pieces of stuff. To unplug, 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 pressure...a quick and easy solution to bad water flow.

 

Conditioning Equipment Needs Service

Water softening and iron removal equipment can often be a cause of bad water pressure. A frequently complaint, from Washington County residence, found with water conditioners is that the pressure 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 pressure increase in the home. Frequently, poor 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 have a shorter life.

Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service

What type of water pipes do you have in your Washington County house? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older dwellings 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 city to city. 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 piping around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Washington County dwelling.

 

However, knowing what type of water piping 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 reduced water flow in your residence. Plumbing codes in Washington County have changed over time, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your residence was built, you could be dealing with several reasons for your poor pressure.

 

If you're tired 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 dwelling. 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 Washington County for over fifty years. We have assisted 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

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