If your home’s water comes from a well pump, then you may experience water pressure issues at some point. For instance, many homeowners deal with low water pressure without realizing there are many quick and easy ways to fix this problem. Sometimes the problem is as simple as too many water outlets being used in a home at the same time.
Diagnose the Low Water Pressure Well Problem
The first thing you need to do is diagnose the problem. What is causing your water pressure issues? Fortunately, companies like Monticello Pump Services, Inc. make it easy to identify the cause. For example, Monticello Pump Services provides free emergency troubleshooting, as well as diagnostic tools on their website.
Adjust the Pressure Tank
If you have a private well, then your water pressure is determined by your well pump’s settings. Typically, a home’s water pressure falls between 40 and 60 psi (pounds per square inch). The pressure tank in your basement has a pressure switch that can be adjusted. If the gauge is below 40, then you can increase the air pressure in the pressure tank and adjust the pressure switch accordingly. The air pressure in the tank should be 2 psi less than the kick on pressure. However, if you notice there is a difference larger than 20 psi between when the pump starts and stops, then you may need to contact a professional.
Inspect and Clean Your Filters
Sometimes you may experience low water pressure because something is clogging or blocking the filter. For instance, homes with heavy minerals may face clogged filters due to a build up of minerals in the filters. This will, in turn, affect the water pressure because it becomes more difficult for water to flow through the filter. This is why it is important to service your well pump filters regularly.
Hire a Professional
Rather than stress yourself over well pump issues, hire a professional. While some well pump issues have do-it-yourself solutions, it will be less stressful to hand the job over to someone who has the tools, knowledge, and experience necessary to remedy the problem quickly.
Monticello Pump Services, Inc. offers quality help and customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can help you diagnose and troubleshoot your well water pressure issues over the phone and can head to your home when the problem warrants a visit.
Install a Constant Pressure Well Pump
Finally, one of the most effective and least stressful ways to fix your well water pressure issues is to install a constant pressure system. A constant water pressure system works to ensure the water pressure in your home will not lessen when multiple water fixtures are being used. Imagine being able to wash laundry at the same time someone takes a shower. With a constant pressure system, it is possible!
If you live in Manassas, Leesburg, Fairfax, or Fredericksburg, Virginia and use a well pump, then Monticello Pump Services has a solution for your water pressure issues. We offer a variety of constant water pressure systems for homes of all sizes that allow homeowners to use multiple water fixtures at the same time.