One of the most common problems that plagues homeowners with a water well is a lack of water pressure. Many homeowners accept the water pressure as it is and simply don't use more than one fixture at a time. You don't need to limit your water usage to maintain pressure. Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot the source of the problem and get your water flowing freely again.
Low Water Pressure Causes
If your pipes used to have more pressure and suddenly you've noticed a drop, that's an indication of a problem occurring in the lines. Sometimes, low water pressure can develop due to drought or low water levels in the well.
Sometimes, that low water pressure is actually low volume and isn't related to the pressure in the lines. If there's less water actually reaching the pipes, it will result in what seems like less pressure coming through the fixtures. This is typically caused by a clog in the pipes, a failing pump or a crack in the lines.
Addressing Pressure Problems
If the source of the problem is simply water pressure, installing a constant pressure unit can resolve it. Constant pressure systems connect directly to the inbound water line to regulate the water pressure and flow. This ensures that your water pressure doesn't change when you turn on a fixture. Instead, it regulates the speed of the pump's operation to keep up with the demand.
Constant pressure systems give you the freedom to shower while someone else is doing the dishes. You don't need to limit your water usage to maintain consistent pressure.
You might even be able to adjust the pressure tank gauge to increase the amount of pressure behind the water. Monitor the gauge for a few days to make sure that the pressure is remaining consistent.
Addressing Other Problems
If the problem is a supply issue or a problem with the plumbing itself, you'll need to talk with a plumber. Most plumbers can locate the break or clog with a camera system that will flow through the pipes. Broken pipes should be replaced right away, while a plumbing flush can force clogs through the lines to restore the water flow.
Low water supply, on the other hand, requires the expertise of a water well maintenance technician. Sometimes, you can restore the water supply by tapping a little bit deeper into the well. In other situations, you may need to have the well drilled again.
Relying on well water for your home isn't an automatic low or limited pressure sentence. Instead, with the tips presented here, you can diagnose and address your water pressure problems.Share