Water Pressure Problems
Low water pressure is one of the most common problems in homes with well water. Problems with water pressure rank among the top well water issues we deal with here at H2O Equipment Company.
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing poor water pressure, and zeroing in on the exact cause is essential for selecting the right mitigation approach. We can help you tackle any water pressure issue quickly and efficiently!
The Top Seven Causes of Poor Water Pressure
1. A Clogged Sediment Filter
Commonly found alongside other water treatment systems, sediment filters help filter out impurities in your water. Over time, the accumulation of iron and sediment can lead to pressure issues. This is why we recommended that you replace your sediment filter at least every three months.
If you experience poor water pressure often due to a clogged sediment filter, you may want to try a larger micron filter, or a larger filter unit called a Big Bertha.
2. Hard Water Deposits
Low water pressure in the shower is near the top of the list of pressure complaints. A build-up of mineral scale (white spots) due to hard water will often clog up shower heads and other fixtures, resulting in low flow rates.
That common issue usually has a simple solution: a high-quality water softener. Contact H2O Equipment Company to find out more about a water softener.
3. Dirty Water Treatment Equipment
Dirty water treatment equipment is another common reason for low water pressure. Most systems are self-cleaning, but they can still get dirty. Set each system separately into a bypass, and check your water pressure; if it improves, you need a tank swap.
4. A Faulty Holding Tank or Pressure Tank
A defect in your well pressure tank or storage tank can also cause poor water pressure. There are certain signs to watch out for that can clue you into these components as the culprit, such as air bubbles in your water or a pulsating flow.
If you’re hearing excessive or frequent clicking coming from the pressure tank, you may be dealing with a leaky water bladder, which can result in water pressure problems (and a prematurely worn out well pump).
5. Clogged Pipes Near Your Holding Tank or Pressure Tank
To find out whether the copper pipes feeding your well pressure or holding tanks are clogged, try the old “screwdriver test.” Tap on them with a metal screwdriver, and see whether they make a ting sound (good) or a thud sound (bad).
6. A Leak in Your Well Pipe or Well Pump
Leaks are another big-time issue when it comes to poor water pressure — that pretty much goes without saying! If you’re seeing signs of air in your water, or it appears milky or clouded, you might have a leak somewhere.
7. Clogged Aerators (Screens) in Faucets or Washing Machines
If it’s a clogged aerator in your faucet or your washing machine causing your low well water pressure, that’s a pretty easy fix. Clean those screens! Accessing your faucet aerator is usually straightforward - the end of the faucet head should simply unscrew, allowing you to pull out the aerator.
The Joys of a Water Pressure Booster Pump
If you’re running on well water for the first time, you may be a bit disappointed in your water pressure. If that's the case, get in touch with our team here at H2O Equipment Company. We can supply you with a booster pump, rendering city-like water pressure for your well system!
H2O Equipment Company Can Fix Water Pressure Problems
If you’re experiencing poor water pressure and need help finding a solution, reach out to H2O Equipment company, your water professionals, with questions or concerns regarding your well water systems.
We understand that emergencies happen. That is why we offer emergency water services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can rest assured you’ll be speaking to a real, live human being. By calling us at 1-800-905-0110, you will speak with one of our representatives to help you with your poor water pressure or no water issues. After talking to one of our experts, an experienced technician will come to your home to evaluate your pressure issues.