Waukesha County Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Bad Well Water Flow in Waukesha County
Clogged Aerators - Well Pump Service Might Be Needed
Are your aerators clean? Dirty faucet aerators can commonly be the cause of bad water pressure at the sink in houses in Waukesha County. Aerators can build up with hard water calcium and frequently plug up with small pieces of stuff. To unplug, 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 flow...a quick and easy solution to reduced water pressure.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron removal equipment can often be a cause of bad water flow. A frequently complaint, from Waukesha County residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the pressure may when new be adequate, but then reduces down to a trickle. Most water conditioning equipment have a bypass valve installed in the piping system. When bypassed you may notice water pressure increase in the house. Frequently, bad 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 have a shorter life.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water pipes do you have in your Waukesha County house? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older homes have galvanized piping for the water supply and many of these homes 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 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 piping around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Waukesha County residence.
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 low water flow in your residence. 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 fed up of having your house's water flow go down 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 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 fifty years. We have assisted lots of homeowners with poor 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