22 Feb Addressing Water Pressure Issues in Your Filer, Idaho Home
Water Pressure Issues Solutions from Pump Service Inc.
If you are having problems with lack of water flow, the first step toward diagnosing water pressure issues is to make sure the pump and pressure tank are in the “on” position and there are no electrical issues. Once you have confirmed that there is no problem in this area, you should next check the pressure gauge on your tank. In most models, the pressure gauge should read above 20 psi. If your tank is not showing pressure, it is time to contact a professional Filer well pump service professional to diagnose and repair the problem. If there is pressure in your tank, however, the problem likely has something to do with your house rather than the pump or well.
If you have adequate pressure and there are no electrical issues, the problem may be caused by a broken line. In this case, you will likely notice flooding on your property in the area where the pipe goes from the well to the house. Not only is this a waste of water and electricity, but it will also cause your pump to overwork. Therefore, it is important to have this problem repaired as soon as possible in order to avoid long-term damage to your pump system.
In some cases, the problem may be related to your pressure switch. To check the switch, turn off power to your pressure tank and remove the plastic or metal cover from the pressure switch. Next, move apart the switch relay contacts to check for burning or pitting. If there is any noticeable damage, the pressure switch will need to be replaced. Otherwise, simply clean the contacts with a fine-grit emery cloth or sandpaper until the metal is shiny again. You may also need to adjust the pressure adjustment nut with a wrench. The instructions for this process should be printed on the inside of the switch cover.
If you need help with your Filer well pump and pressure tank, contact Pump Service Idaho today! We will be happy to help!