Dousman Well Pump Service
Causes & Solutions to Reduced Well Water Flow in Dousman
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 Dousman. Aerators can accumulate up with hard water calcium and frequently plug up with small pieces of stuff. To unclog, simply remove the aerators and soak them overnight in straight 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 flow...a quick and easy solution to low water flow.
Conditioner Needs Service
Water softening and iron elimination equipment can frequently be a cause of low water pressure. A common criticism, from Dousman residence, found with water conditioning equipment is that the flow 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 pressure increase in the residence. Frequently, low 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 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 have a shorter life.
Plugged Older Piping - Good Idea to Schedule Well Pump Service
What type of water piping do you have in your Dousman residence? Are they copper, CPVC or galvanized? Often, older homes have galvanized pipes for the water supply and many of these houses 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 town to town. Older pipes, 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 pipes around the pressure tank area, it will increase the amount of water and pressure you receive in your Dousman residence.
However, knowing what type of water piping you have can be only half of the reason for poor water pressure. The size or diameter of your water pipes can also be a cause of low water pressure in your home. Plumbing codes in Dousman 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 a dual cause for your poor pressure.
If you're fed up of having your house'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 home. There can be many reasons for poor water flow in your house, and the plumbers at Austin Plumbing has been servicing plumbing and well pump systems in Dousman for over fifty years. We have helped lots of 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