Yearly Well Maintenance For Home Owners
- Preventive maintenance can help your well system last longer and cost less.
- Typically, an economy submersible pump will last 5-10 years, midgrade submersible pump lasts 10-15 years and a quality submersible pump can last 20+ years.
- Usually, the lifespan of a pressure tank will be shortened due to incorrect air pressure. 99% of residential pressure tanks should have air pressure of 28-30 PSI.
- Typically an economy pressure tank can last 5-7 years.
- We normally install a better quality pressure tank that lasts 15-20 years on average.
What does a pressure tank do?
- Protects against water hammer. Water hammer is a thump or hammer like noise that occurs when a pump comes on or off.
- Minimizes pump cycling. This prevents frequent starts and stops, protecting pumps from damage.
- Maintains a desired range of water pressure in the water system.
Instructions on how to properly maintenance your pressure tank
- Turn off Power to the well.
- Turn on all COLD water faucets in house.
- Wait until all water is done coming out of faucets.
- Leave faucets on until all steps are completed.
- Use a tire gauge on the air charging valve to check current air pressure.
- The air pressure should amount to 28-30 PSI (2 PSI below the cut in pressure). If not add or remove the proper amount of air.
- Turn off faucets and restore power to the well.