A home’s well water system is an important part of a well-functioning home. Just as you would have your heating and cooling systems maintained on a routine schedule, it’s a good idea to have your well water system checked regularly too. While Ackerson Pump Company recommends having the well tank serviced every two to three years, if you begin to notice any signs of wear and tear, it may be time to have it checked even sooner.

When Should I Have My Home's Well Water Tank Serviced?

How Does a Water Tank Work?

First, it’s good to know exactly how a well water tank works, so you know what to look for in a damaged or deteriorating water tank. Every well water tank contains air. This air is pressurized as the well pump moves water from the well into the tank. The compressed air then pushes the water through the system and into your home, allowing you to take a shower, run the dishwasher, flush the toilet, and much more. As the pressure decreases, the pump turns back on to pressurize the water, providing a steady stream of water for your home.

Signs of a Bad Water Tank

When you begin to notice symptoms such as these, it’s time to have your well water tank checked by a professional plumber:

  • Low water pressure
  • Unsteady water pressure
  • Pump that cycles on and off repeatedly
  • Corrosion on the exterior of the tank
  • Excessive air in the plumbing system

How Ackerson Can Help

There are three ways the team at Ackerson can make sure you have a long-lasting well water tank that works efficiently for as long as possible:

  • Provide regular maintenance to ensure the water tank is functioning properly
  • Repair or replace any part of the tank as needed, using only high-quality products
  • Replace the actual water tank with superior products, based on their performance and longevity

Request Service Today

If it’s been a few years since you’ve had the well water tank serviced, contact us at (973) 827-6088 to request service today. We gladly provide service to Warren County and all nearby areas. Our professional experts can also perform well inspections and install a variety of water pumps, including sump pumps, submersible pumps, constant pressure pumps, and jet pumps.

“When To Replace Your Well Water Tank.” Web blog post. Water Doctor. Web. 28 May. 2020.