If you use well water, chances are at one point you have experienced extremely low well pump water pressure. If so, here are some tips on how to increase it.
- Check the Air Pressure in Your Water Tank
If your water tank has air pressure, it will cause the pump to lose power and ultimately cause you to lose pressure.
You can test your water tank’s air pressure using an air gauge or tire valve prover gauge. The perfect way of solving this issue is by getting an electric submersible pump that works with your existing jet.
- Pump Age
Newer pumps produce more water pressure. If your pump is very old, it may need to be replaced with a newer one that can withstand constant wear and tear of pumping out lots of water every day.
- Pressure Switch
If your pump is working fine and it is not old, you may want to check the pressure switch.
A faulty pressure switch can cause low water pressures in some homes or small businesses and should be replaced if this is the case.
- Check for Water Leaks
One of the most common causes of low water pressure in wells is leaks in pipes along your waterline.
This will cause you to lose entire lines of pressure throughout your home/business and must be fixed by professionals ASAP!
- Check for Restrictions
Do you have low water pressure in multiple places throughout your home or business? Well, then it may be that there are restrictions all along your line.
These can come from many different sources such as sediment buildup, debris buildup, rust, etcetera.
- Water Heater Connection
If one of your water heaters is not working correctly and/or if it’s leaking while in use, then you will lose pressure.
This is because the water heater draws on your pump for power, and without one, you can’t produce any water pressure.
- Check Your Filter
Sometimes, sediment or debris from pipes will plug up filters that cause low water pressures throughout your system.
Regular cleaning of the filters is the best solution to this problem.
- Check Your Pressure Setting on Pump
Sometimes, the pressure switch on a pump can be set too low to handle high volumes of water. If this is the case, you will need to have a professional look at the settings and adjust it accordingly.
- Contact a professional
This is the ultimate solution. Though you could try to check for the issue and attempt fixing it, you can save more time by having a professional technician inspect and solve the problem.
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We are here for you. Contact us at Legacy Well Water for more information about increasing the water outlet pressure and other well water-related services.