Are you having pressure issues that are isolated to certain fixtures or even across the entire house in MA and NH?
There are some very simple ways to ensure that you water well is always working at its top performance this series will cover many of the Water Well Maintenance tips homeowners can periodically do themselves to ensure that their water well systems are happy and healthy for years to come. For the second set of tips in our series we choose how to eliminate simple pressure causing problems prior to calling in the professionals. This type of maintenance tip will help prevent costly service calls that could other wise be prevented. The first recommendation when experiencing pressure issues would be to check your water filtration. Often times our technicians will go out to visit homeowners experiencing pressure issues to find a plugged sediment filter or fixture to be the problem. Our trained office personnel always question clients to see if they have these issues prior to booking service but many homeowners are not familiar enough with their water well systems to identify if they even have filtration or do not know how to put filtration into bi-pass to determine if that could be the problem but that’s ok because that’s what we are here for.
Sediment filters can often be the culprit with pressure loss. This type of filtration generally look like canisters hanging near the pressure tank or up in the ceiling rafters they generally have the dimensions of 4×20 (bag filters) or 2×10 (cartridge) these filters can vary on how often they need to be changed from well to well. If you are experiencing whole house loss of pressure we highly recommend trying to change the sediment filter prior to calling for service. Additionally all other types of filters can cause pressure loss if they are in need of service, if you are experiencing any type of pressure loss try switching your filtration into bi-pass if the pressure in the residence comes back its may be time to call in your filtration specialist for servicing. When in doubt or if you are unclear of how to check or change your filtration it’s always recommended to call a professional.
Another common isolated pressure issues comes from sediment that is trapped in the screens of your actual plumbing fixtures weather it’s the kitchen sink or the shower head pesky sediment can plug the fine screens built into fixtures and can result in localized pressure loss. If you have pressure problems localized to one fixture try unscrewing the fixture head and washing the screens with a house hold cleaner or diluted bleach mixture if this does not resolve the problem its time to call in a professional as it could be a problem with your pumping system or could be an obstruction in your plumbing itself. This is just another one of the ways to ensure you have a happy and healthy water well system please check back periodically for more water well maintenance tips.
Northeast Water Wells Inc offers detailed yearly or bi yearly Maintenance inspections at extremely reasonable and low cost rates. Your well needs a tune up just like your car. Call today to schedule your preventative maintenance inspection.
This article was written by:
Ashley E. Connolly
Northeast Water Wells Inc
Certified Water Works Operator, Combined Grade 1A Certificate number: 3159
Former Secretary of the Massachusetts Ground Water Association
Member Of National Ground Water Association
Member of Water Systems Council
Member of The New Hampshire Water Works Association
Member of The American Water Works Association
Member of the Massachusetts Water Works Association