5 Signs You Need a New Water Pressure Tank

5 Signs You Need a New Water Pressure Tank

A well-functioning water pressure tank is an integral component of your well water system, ensuring a stable water flow rate and shielding your water pump from wear and tear. However, over time, like other mechanical equipment, it can begin to degrade. How do you know when it’s time for a new water pressure tank? 

Here are five signs that it might be time for a replacement.

1. Frequent or Continuous Pump Cycling

If your water pump is continually cycling on and off, it might suggest a problem with the tank. The function of a pressure tank in your well system is to minimize the frequency of pump cycles. By keeping a reserve of pressurized water, the tank ensures the pump doesn’t need to kick in every time there’s a demand for water. When this reserve isn’t functioning correctly, you may notice your pump cycling more frequently. This not only shortens the lifespan of your pump but can also lead to increased energy consumption, signaling that it’s time for a new pressure tank.

2. Waterlogged Pressure Tank

Waterlogging is a common problem in pressure tanks and could indicate a need for replacement. When a pressure tank becomes waterlogged, the air pressure inside the tank is insufficient to push the water out and into your plumbing system. The result is often diminished water pressure throughout your household, and in severe cases, you may completely lose access to well water.

3. Poor Water Pressure

Another clear sign that you may need a new pressure tank is when you observe irregular or weak water pressure. A common symptom is when the water flow in showers or faucets spikes momentarily before diminishing. Too little or too much air in your tank can cause this fluctuation.

4. Leaky Tank

Water leaks are a warning sign that you might need a new pressure tank. Rusty patches, damp spots, or pools of water beneath the tank all indicate leaks that can compromise the functionality of your well system. Leaks not only decrease system efficiency but can also lead to substantial water loss over time.

5. The Tank is Old

As with all equipment, pressure tanks have a lifespan. If your pressure tank is 10-15 years old, even if it’s not showing any obvious signs of a problem, you might want to consider replacing it as part of a preventative maintenance program. It’s always better to replace the tank before it fails and causes other potentially costly problems with your well water system.

To ensure the longevity and optimal functioning of your well water system, trust the Colorado water well experts at GeoWater Services. We are here to help ensure a reliable water supply, by meeting your needs with professional, prompt, and detailed-oriented service, whether it’s choosing a new pressure tank or helping with a complete well system inspection and upgrade. Trust us to handle projects of all sizes and to offer comprehensive solutions to all private well water needs.

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