For the well owners, pressure issues can happen anytime. What’s most irritating is that the pressure pump may be working fine, but you may not get good pressure or no pressure at all. It can be very annoying and lead to delay while getting ready and an embarrassment in front of your guests.
In this article, we will discuss how you can fix the pressure problem while your pump is running fine. The most important thing to do when you are facing pressure issues is to check the pump before checking anything else. When the pump is running satisfactorily, only then you need to check other components of the well system. If you have low pressure on your well water, then check this guide to increase it.
Solutions to no Water Pressure when Pump is Running Fine
You can use the following fixes to get rid of this annoying problem.
Check Water Pipes – Well water contains a large amount of calcium and magnesium. They can cause scale buildup in your pipes. If you live in an area with a high mineral count in your water, the scale can easily buildup in the water pipes transferring water from well to your home. If you have clogged pipes, you need to get help from professionals and get your pipes cleaned. One way to get rid of this problem is to install a water softener at the point where water leaves the well and enters the plumbing system.
Check Showerheads and Aerators – A low pressure can also happen due to clogged showerheads and aerators. Sometimes water pipes, pumps, and other components of your well system have no issue, but the showerheads and tap aerators are blocked due to the accumulation of minerals and sediments. The best way to get rid of this problem is to clean showerheads and aerators. You can use vinegar and an old toothbrush for more effective results.
Check your Demand and Supply – Sometimes, a low-pressure problem may be due to a greater demand than supply of water. If everyone uses water at one time for showering or other purposes, it is likely that all of the users will experience low pressure. The best way to get rid of this problem is to use a maximum of 2 points at one time or use them one by one.
Adjust your Pressure Tank Pressure – The average pressure of well water, which is suitable for most of the families, is 40 PSI. If the reading is below 40 PSI, you need to adjust the pressure setting on your pressure tank. To adjust the pressure setting, you need to turn off the electric power to your pump, drain all the water from the pressure tank by opening a couple of taps close to the well. Now attach a pressure gauge on the air valve, the air valve is usually located at the top of the pressure tank. If you cannot find it there, refer to the user’s guide. Once you have adjusted the pressure settings, turn back the power, and attach the pressure gauges to check the reading on the tank. If the reading is fine and you are still not able to get water pressure, you would need a pressure booster or a constant pressure system.
Always keep the pressure between 40-60 PSI, pressures above 60 PSI can be harmful to your system as it can cause malfunctions with your pump and water leakage.
Installing a Pressure Booster System – You can install a new pressure booster system to pump water more ferociously in your home. The best place to install a pressure booster is on the water pipes where water enters your house. Booster pumps are very powerful devices and are commonly installed at multistory buildings and houses located far away from wells.