24 May Exploring Water Loss Causes in Your Home
Dealing with water loss issues in your home can be quite frustrating, but it is also a sign of potential issues with your water system. If you are experiencing water loss in your home, here are a few possible reasons behind the problem.
If your home or your water system has experienced a power loss, it will clearly affect its ability to perform its job. In the case of a loss of power, you will only have water available to you until your pressure tank runs out. Therefore, if you do not hear your pump running and you are not getting water, you should first check the circuit to see if it was tripped. If so, simply turn it back to the “on” position. If the circuit was tripped and turning it back to “on” does not resolve the issue, then turn it back to “off” in order to prevent additional electrical damage from occurring. At this point, it may be necessary to contact an electrician to further explore the issue.
Water Table Loss
It is also possible that you are experiencing a loss of water due to issues with the water table from which your well is drawing water. If your area has experienced a drought or an otherwise extended dry spell, your water table may have lowered, thereby making it more difficult for your well to draw water for your home. You may also notice sputtering when you turn on your water or that the water itself is murky or that it has an unusual taste. You may need to dig a new well at a greater depth in order to resolve this issue.
An improperly sized pump can also lead to issues with obtaining water. If the pump is not big enough, for example, it may be forced to cycle on and off throughout the day. Not only will this overwork the pump, but it will also result in poor water flow. The proper pump size for your system is determined by the size of your plumbing system as well as the number of appliances and faucets that you have in your home. A professional can help you determine the right size to meet your needs.