Waukesha County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Poor Well Water Flow in Waukesha County
Plugged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of low water flow at the sink in houses in Waukesha County. Aerators can build up with hard water calcium and often times plug up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. 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 particles. Attach again to the faucet and test the water pressure...a quick and easy solution to reduced water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can frequently be a cause of low water pressure. A frequently criticism, from Waukesha County residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the pressure may when new 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. Often times, poor water flow 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 potential resolution is that your pressure tank may need maintenance. 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 Waukesha County residence? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older houses 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 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 piping around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Waukesha County dwelling.
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 bad water pressure in your dwelling. Plumbing codes in Waukesha 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 several reasons for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your house's water flow reduce to to a trickle 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 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 Waukesha County for over fifty years. We have assisted many people with bad 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