Here’s How to Solve the Problem of Low Water Pressure

Here's How to Solve the Problem of Low Water PressureThe water supply in many modern homes comes from municipal sources. However, many homeowners, these days, drill private wells to reduce dependency on city water supply. Private wells offer many advantages, the primary one being an unrestricted supply of high-quality, high-pressure, clean water. And though private wells are low-maintenance undertakings, they do tend to develop issues at times. When this happens, the water pressure, otherwise maintained by private wells, becomes compromised. Low pressure could also be due to several other reasons. In this article, we look at some of the issues that cause low water pressure.

Here we discuss the most common reasons that cause water wells to experience low water pressure.

You Are Dealing with a Broken Water Well Pump

The most common cause of low water pressure in water wells is a broken pump. If the water well pump is working fine, it takes about five minutes for the pressure tank to fill to its optimal level. However, if the pressure tank is taking longer than five minutes to get filled, it is highly likely that there is something wrong with your water well pump. There are a few other signs that indicate a broken water pump. These include a sudden spike in your electricity bill and continuous loud and whirring sounds from the pump. If you are seeing any of these signs, ask a professional to check your pump.

Your Pressure Tank Has Become Waterlogged

The pressure tank is an important component of water well. It serves the primary function of storing water and transferring it to all the plumbing fixtures in the house. The pressure tank also does the important job of maintaining the correct water to air ratio inside the tank, which is integral to maintaining unrestricted optimal pressure supply of water throughout the house.

Unfortunately, when the pressure tank becomes waterlogged, the pressure becomes compromised. This is a problem very common with pressure tanks that are not galvanized. Unfortunately, if your pressure tank has become waterlogged, there is no way to fix the problem without replacing the tank. If you have been experiencing low water pressure issues for a while and your pressure tank often becomes waterlogged, it is best to have an expert come over and take a look at the problem.

The Problem Could Also Be a Leaking System

One of the possible reasons for low water pressure in your home could be leaks in plumbing fixtures and well pump piping. In most cases, these leaks are due to damaged pipes or rusting of the pressure tank. Unfortunately, a leaky system isn’t something that you can handle on your own. If this is a problem you are dealing with, it’s best to hire a professional to come and check your water well system and make the required repairs.


Low water pressure can be menacing — no one wants to sit in the shower for hours when they are already getting late for office. If the problem of low water pressure has already persisted in your home for months, do not delay calling an expert. By taking immediate action, you may be able to avoid bigger issues later.

Give Ries Well Drilling Inc a call to answer any questions you may have about low water pressure in your water well system.  We can be reached at (586) 784-9516!

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