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How to Increase Water Pressure from a Well

You don’t have to live with low well water pressure. Walk through these troubleshooting steps to find out what may be the root cause of your water pressure problem.

If at any time you come across any broken components or don’t feel comfortable diagnosing the issue on your own, call your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing for home plumbing diagnosis services.

How to Improve Well Water Pressure

The ideal well water pressure is between 40-60 psi. If you’re uncertain whether your water pressure falls within this range, learn how to test your water pressure. It’s a good skill to learn. Checking your water pressure a few times a year can help you detect problems before they get worse.

Check the Air Fill Valve

First, turn off the circuit that is connected to your well pump. Next, test the air fill valve with a gauge. Normal well water pressure should fall between 40 and 60 psi, so if your pressure is outside the normal range, adjust the pressure switch.

Get a Pipe Inspection

If adjusting the pressure switch doesn't resolve the problem, the issue could be a clogged water pipe. Over time, pipes can become congested with sediment and mineral deposits, which can decrease water pressure. We recommend calling a professional for diagnosis services such as a plumbing video camera inspection to find out if your pipes are too narrow or have a blockage.

Inspect the Well Water

Wondering if the water itself could be the issue? Hard water will contribute to mineral deposit build-up inside pipes. A telltale sign of hard water is finding calcium deposits on or around faucets. Installing a water softener will help prevent hard water issues.

Get Your Pump and Pressure Tank Inspected

Another possible issue that can impact well water pressure is a failing well pump or pressure tank. Call a local licensed plumber for a home plumbing diagnosis and the repair services necessary to get your well water pressure back up to normal levels.

Install a Constant Pressure System

If you don’t already have a constant pressure system, installing one ensures your well water pressure doesn’t drastically drop every time multiple fixtures are being used. The device is installed on the water line that enters your home and maintains a steady water pressure.

Find Plumbing Professionals Near Me

Ready to get down to the root of why you have low well water pressure? Our team of licensed plumbers can support you with plumbing inspection services, maintenance, or installations needed to get your plumbing working properly. Call us at (855) 982-2028 or request an estimate online to get started today.

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