At Len The Plumber, we understand the importance of having good water pressure in your home. The many parts that make your well function, such as the well pump and well pressure tank, need occasional repair.
Without professional service, these parts can become worn or damaged, leading to a decrease in water pressure or even a complete loss of water supply.
What Is a Well Pressure Tank?
A well pressure tank is an invaluable part of a home’s well water system that helps to ensure long-lasting pump performance.
Also known as a storage tank, this essential component use compressed air to create water pressure so it’s ready when you turn on a fixture. It keeps your well pump from short-cycling and ensures you always have access to pressurized water.
Signs You Need Storage Tank Repair
Like any mechanical equipment, storage tanks require repair from time to time. Here are some signs that you may need storage tank repair:
- Loss of water pressure
- Bubbles in your water
- Too much water in the tank
- Unusual noises coming from the tank
- Sediment in the water
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to contact a plumber to diagnose and repair the issue. Ignoring these signs can lead to more significant problems and could cause your storage tank to fail completely.
It’s also important to have regular maintenance checkups of the tank and its components to ensure that it’s in good condition and to avoid any potential problems in the future.
Why Choose Len The Plumber?
Len The Plumber is a reliable choice for all your well service needs. With 25 years of experience, our team of local plumbers has the knowledge and expertise to resolve your well pressure tank issues.
Our fully stocked trucks allow us to address any issue on the spot, without the need for multiple trips or delays. With Len The Plumber, you can trust that there will be zero surprises when it comes to your plumbing repairs.
We pride ourselves on our respectful customer service, ensuring that you are informed and involved throughout the entire process. Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 or contact us online to schedule repair services today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ideal pressure for a well pressure tank?
In general, the standard pressure range for a well pressure tank is between 30 psi and 50 psi, but some will be set at 40/60 psi. The pressure switch, which is connected to the pressure tank, is typically set to turn on the well pump at the lower pressure and turn off the well pump at the higher pressure.
Your tank pressure should be set at 2 psi below the pressure switch’s cut-on point.
How do I check my well tank’s pressure setting?
Most switches state the pressure setting. However, if you want to check your well tank’s pressure, there are two ways to go about it:
- Wait until the tank is full, then turn on a faucet. Watch the pressure switch to see if the well pump turns on at 30 or 40 psi. Turn the faucet off and wait for the well pump to turn off, and note if it’s at 50 or 60 psi.
- Shut off power to the well tank and pump and drain the tank. Use a pressure gauge on the tank’s Schrader valve, found at the top or base of the tank, to check the water pressure.
It’s important to note that if you are unsure about the pressure setting of your well tank, or you’re not comfortable checking it yourself, it’s best to contact a professional plumber for assistance.
What causes well pressure tank failure?
There are several potential causes of well pressure tank failure. Some of the most common include:
- Poor water quality
- Wear and tear from extended use
- Pressure switch failure
If you suspect a well pressure tank failure, it’s important to contact a professional plumber as soon as possible to diagnose and repair the issue.