Projections show that the global pressure vessel market will reach a value of $59.5 billion by 2027.
A water pressure tank is essential for pumping water throughout your home, and there’s a range of problems that can occur with them. These problems can present themselves in different ways, and if not dealt with early on, they can lead to more costly situations.
For 5 signs you might need a water pressure tank repair or replacement, keep reading.
1. Pressure Switch and Pump Turning On and Off
If your water well pump is running when it shouldn’t be there might be a leak, or the water well casing, screen, or liner might be corroded. This corrosion may be letting excess water into the well.
The source of the problem could be your toilet or any backwashing systems malfunctioning, so you should check these.
2. Well Is Pumping in Sand/Sediment
Well pumps are generally around 10-20 feet above the bottom of wells, so you shouldn’t see sand/silt being pumped unless there’s something wrong. This might happen if the well is filling with sand or other sediments.
With time this will degrade the pump valves and can damage any part of the system. If not taken care of quickly, you may end up needing a new pressure tank and a well pump replacement.
3. Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure tank has a leak or is failing it may not be producing the right amount of water pressure. This will cause a weak flow of water from faucets. This might also occur due to a stuck check valve or a clogged pipe which might make the switch measure the pressure incorrectly.
If you’re experiencing low water pressure, you should hire a professional pressure tank repair service immediately.
4. Air Spurts From a Faucet
The diaphragm or bladder can rupture, allowing air into the system, causing an uneven flow. You’ll notice this from spurts of air coming out of a faucet while it’s running.
Bear in mind that air can get into the system in other ways (such as a bad seal), so this might occur even if the pressure tank is fine. Either way, if you notice this (especially if it’s from multiple faucets), you should have a professional take a look at concrete water tank repair.
5. Electricity Bill Rise
If your electricity bill suddenly goes up and there’s no other reason for it, this could be due to pressure tank problems. If your pressure pump is cycling too frequently, it will use more energy.
The top chamber can also become waterlogged, which will make the pump cycle constantly, essentially running non-stop. This will cause a huge spike in your energy bill. The power rating of your pump will effect how much of an increase this causes, but it can often push your bill up by hundreds of dollars.
Replacing Your Pressure Tank
If you notice any of the issues above, there may well be problems with your water pressure tank. Bear in mind that there are other possible causes, so you should have a professional take a look. They’ll be able to advise you whether you need to buy a new pressure tank or just have some repairs done.
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