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Waukesha County Well Pump Service

Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Pressure in Waukesha County

Clogged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed

Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can typically be the cause of low water pressure at the sink in homes in Waukesha County. Aerators can build up with hard water deposits and frequently plug up with small pieces of sand and grit particles. To unclog, 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. Attach again to the faucet and test the water pressure...a quick and easy solution to bad water flow.

 

Conditioning Equipment Needs Service

Water softening and iron elimination equipment can frequently be a cause of reduced water pressure. A common criticism, from Waukesha County residence, found with water conditioners is that the pressure may start out adequate, but then reduces 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, 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 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 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 home? 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 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 home.

 

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 poor water pressure in your house. Plumbing codes in Waukesha 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 a dual cause for your poor pressure.

 

If you're tired of having your home's water flow reduce to to a trickle when multiple 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 house, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Waukesha County for over fifty years. We have helped many people with bad 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

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