Waukesha County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Low Well Water Pressure in Waukesha County
Dirty Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can typically be the cause of poor water pressure at the sink in residences in Waukesha County. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water calcium and frequently stop 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 bad water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can often be a cause of low water flow. A frequently complaint, from Waukesha County residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the pressure may start out 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 pick up in the house. Frequently, bad water pressure is a result of water a conditioner 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 pipes do you have in your Waukesha County residence? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Frequently, older dwellings have galvanized pipes 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 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 situations, 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 Waukesha County house.
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 reduced water pressure in your residence. Plumbing codes in Waukesha County have changed over the years, including the proper size of water piping to use. Depending on the year your house was built, you could be dealing with a dual cause for your poor pressure.
If you're tired of having your home's water pressure 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 residence, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Waukesha County for over 50 years. We have assisted many people with low water flow problems and water quality issues.
Contact us today to schedule one of our professional plumbing technicians for well pump service- 262-367-3808