Basics of a well water system
Knowing the basics of how your well water system functions are important when selecting a water treatment system because it helps determine which features or capacities your water really needs, and which might not be necessary, contact the well pump service in Snohomish, WA and get all the information needed!
Understanding the basics can also help you properly maintain your water filters and drinking water treatment systems to ensure you have plenty of fresh and delicious water for drinking and cooking every day!
When you open a faucet in your home or turn on the shower or bath you expect water to flow at a certain flow rate and with good water pressure.
Water pressure in your pipes and pressure system causes your water to flow. If your home is on city utilities, water pressure is controlled by your local water company or utility. If your system is on a well and you don’t have enough water capacity or need to increase flow throughout your home to accommodate new fixtures like a water softener or deep-well osmosis filtration unit – then you may need booster pumps to supply more water flow for appliances that use large amounts of water like washers that drain into a large septic tank. As water from a well is drawn through the underground pipe to the pump it looses pressure and needs a boost of additional water to come through and deliver sufficient amounts of clean water to your faucet when you turn it on.
The pressure tank in your well system creates water pressure by using compressed air. Compressed air is drawn into the tank and pressurized as the pump kicks on to pull water into the pressure tanks inlet valve, where it is then stored in the holding or pressurizing chamber (reserve supply) of the water tank until the water pump is activated again by the homeowner’s demand for water. This cycle repeats continuously for homes that don’t have a hot water recirculating unit and/or a cistern to reduce water usages costs as well the wear and tear on the household pipes from the constant 200 psi exerted by the water heater located in the basement floor slab draining through the mains water supply to the cold waterline in the walls throughout the house and delivering the water to appliances such as sinks taps showers toilets sprinklers washing machines etc.
When the water system is installed the home is first filled with water until the air in the system displaces and replaces the initially present air bubbles in the water making it safe for consumption use however if the home hasn’t been used for a while vacuum effects cause some molecules of water to leave the tap and water storage tanks causing a drop in pressure and while this occurs the system can become vulnerable to other problems caused by not having continuous circulation.