Repair and Replace Well Pressure Tanks
The well pressure tank is a critical component of all wells. A pump moves water from your well into the pressure tank. There it is stored until someone turns on a facet or appliance. Like its name implies, the tank is pressurized with compressed air. As you use water the tank empties, and the dropping pressure signals your well pump to turn on and refill the tank. This ensures that you always have immediate access to enough water for all your household needs, but minimizes how often your pump runs, extending its lifespan.
Well pressure tanks typically last about 15 years, but as with all appliances, things can go wrong. If you notice a decline in water pressure or lack of water altogether, the well pressure tank may be to blame. Same if your well pump runs constantly, or for less than thirty seconds at a time, or if you notice air in your plumbing. Over time, your tank could leak or corrode, or stop reading pressure properly.
Dierolf Plumbing and Water Treatment services and replaces well pressure tanks. Sometimes we can replace a pressure valve or gauge instead of the entire tank. If the tank does need to be replaced, we can help you select the size and type that’s best for your home. Well pressure tanks come in three types: air-over-water, bladder, and diaphragm, which differ in how the air and water are separated. Whichever you choose, it’s important to handle issues with your well pressure tank swiftly so you don’t put added strain on your well pump.