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What Causes Low Well Pump Pressure?

Low water pressure can be a frustrating problem in homes that get their water supply from a well. It can be caused by various things, and solutions may vary depending on the cause.


Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Leakage in the pressure tank

If there is damage or a leak in the pressure tank, the water pressure will fall. In extreme cases, the pressure tank may need to be replaced.


A worn-out well pump

The life of well pumps is about 10 to 15 years. If the pump is older than this and giving recurring problems, it may be time to replace it.


Narrow pipes

Pipes narrower than half an inch in diameter can lead to low pressure, even if the home has high psi.

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Low water pressure is frustrating. Call the experts for help.

How To Fix Low Well Water Pressure

Some causes of low water pressure can be easily remedied at home. Here are a few things you can safely do yourself to fix low well water pressure:


Clean clogs in faucets and fixtures

Sediment and mineral deposits build up in faucets and fixtures over time, causing low pressure in the process. You can use a wrench to remove the aerator from the faucet and wash it clean before putting it back on the faucet.


Adjust your pressure switch

If you know how to adjust pressure through a pressure switch, you can try doing that. Readjust the pressure switch till you get it right.


In some cases, sediment and mineral build-up in water lines disrupt the water pressure. In that case, you must seek the help of a professional to sort out the issue.

They may suggest that you install a water softener to remove minerals in hard water. Sometimes, installing a water pressure regulator is also recommended.

If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your well, professionals at Werrlein Services can inspect the site and provide the right solution to bring the pressure level back into the ideal range of 40-60 psi.

Our team provides fast and reliable well pump repair services and well water treatment systems to eliminate whatever issue you are facing. Call us today for reliable well pump repair services in Maryland.