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Warning Signs of Well Water Pressure Tank Problems

Four generations of experience installing, maintaining and
repairing wells throughout Utah and Wyoming.
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Do you need a new well water pressure tank?

Some tanks last for decades, while others fail within a handful of years. Knowing the warning signs of pressure tank problems is essential, as getting professional assistance early on can help prevent further damage to your water well system.

op signs of problems in your water well pressure tank

How a Well Water Pressure Tank Works

The tank contains a supply of water for household use along with a pocket of air. As water fills the tank, the air is compressed – and when it reaches a certain preset level, the well pump shuts off.

Once a faucet or fixture is used, the pressure in the tank drops. As a result, the pump turns on to replenish the well water supply and pressurize the air inside.

How to Know Your Pressure Tank has a Problem

When a well water tank isn’t working as it should, you may notice several warning signs. Be on the lookout for the following:

  • Visible leaking or a puddle on the floor nearby
  • Noticeable rust on the exterior of the unit
  • Low water pressure, particularly at fixtures on the second floor
  • Pressure that swings from high to low as water is flowing from the faucet
  • Air blasting from the faucets and fixtures
  • Frequent or constant cycling of the well pump
  • Lights flickering when a fixture is used

If you spot any of these red flags, contact a reputable local well contractor and schedule a professional inspection as soon as possible.

How to Solve Well Water Pressure Tank Problems

Does a problem mean you need a new tank?

In some cases, the only option is to replace the component. However, depending upon your particular issue, an expert well contractor may take a different approach. The appropriate fix may involve:

  • Adjusting or replacing the pressure gauge
  • Installing a constant pressure valve
  • Adding an air volume control system
  • Replacing the water filter
  • Putting in a new filtration system

Keep in mind, too, that tank problems can lead to well pump failure. If that occurs, you’ll need a replacement. And to better meet your daily household needs, your water well contractor may recommend upgrading the pump or boosting the capacity of the tank.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we understand how to diagnose and resolve issues with water well systems. Our licensed Z-Team contractors can provide an effective fix at an affordable price.

With decades of experience drilling, maintaining and repairing residential and commercial wells throughout Utah and Wyoming, Mike Zimmerman Well Service is a trusted industry leader known for quality workmanship and exceptional customer care. Let the Z-Team solve your well water pressure tank problems – contact our Salt Lake City office and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.