A common cause of low water pressure is usually a leak in your piping system. This leads to decreased pressure pushing the water and will result in your low water pressure. An alternative cause could be due to your pressure tank overfilling with water so there is not enough air to create the right amount of pressure. When a pressure tank is overfilled or “water-logged” it causes the well pump to cycle on and off, making the pressure change frequently. These are signs that your pressure tank needs to be repaired or replaced. It is important to schedule routine checks of your water system to prevent further, more costly damage. If neither of these situations are not the cause of your low pressure, then we need to look at a little deeper into the situation.
A constant pressure valve frequently solves this problem. This valve is installed between the pump and the pressure tank to help your water flow maintain constant pressure. Constant pressure valves do not require the use of energy and therefore will not increase your electric bill. This solution only works if your normal pressure is high and it is suddenly decreasing, it does not increase the pressure greater than that of the pump.
If it is normal for your water pressure to be low and you are looking to increase it, the installation of a booster pump could be your solution! Booster pumps can be added to a well pump system, rain collection system or garden irrigation systems. They can be used to do more than just increase the pressure of the water coming out of your faucet, they can also help your toilet to fill faster, increase dishwasher and washing machine productivity and will give you the ability to use more than one water outlet at a time. There are many pros to installing a booster pump such as giving your pump a longer lifespan by preventing rapid cycling of the pump motor. In addition to prolonging the life of your pump, it can increase the storage for water. Though booster pumps can provide great benefits, they can also lead to problems. When repairing a booster pump you need to make sure that the contractor is experienced in this field or it can lead to complications such as leaking or a bad mechanical seal.
Low water pressure is annoying, but it can be easily fixed with the help of an experienced water well company. Suburban Well Drilling has been addressing water pressure issues in Chicagoland for over 70 years. Our team has the expertise, experience and tools to help evaluate causes and recommend the best, most cost-efficient solutions.