It’s happened before. You’re doing the dishes and someone turns on the shower, causing both sources of water to lose pressure, and even spurt air at times. This can be one of the most frustrating and inconvenient problems that a well owner can have: so how does it even happen in the first place? There are a few main causes that we’d like to educate you about.
The simplest cause for low water pressure can be something as simple as a clogged and eroded faucet aerator, so if you have one “problem faucet” in particular, check this out first. Use a flashlight and see what you can find. Luckily, aerators can be cleaned simply with vinegar.
Also, it’s not unlikely that your pressure switch could be set too low. Increase the pressure if you can; don’t increase it too much, though, because your well system might not be able to take a sharp spike in pressure. Consult your well’s installer for advice on your system and what pressure level it should have.
Another major factor is the age of your well pump. An aging or worn-out well pump could be at the root of your low water flow issue.
Finally, perhaps the biggest culprit for low well water pressure is a clog caused by loose sediment that comes from deep inside your well. Sediment often finds its way into the valves, gauges, pipes, and filters in a well system. This is because your water source has a particular geological makeup that varies in cleanliness, and often comes from hundreds of feet below your home. Very often, well water pressure issues are related to a buildup of sediment one way or another.
Give Us a Call for Help!
With the holiday season upon us, and there being no shortage of family members and house guests who are likely to be using your faucets, toilets, and showers, remember that Goold Wells & Pumps offers expert solutions for low water pressure in your home. Reach us today in Valatie and surrounding areas!