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Sudden increase in water pressure

We have a well and not city water. Always was a little low on pressure but thismorning we got up and the water prssure dramaticlly increased. We can tell it in our toilet, shower, sinks and water dispenser.

What would cause this?

Should I worry?

We have a well coming into our house with a pressure tank(not sure of correct name) and nothing was recently worked on or replaced. No great rain storms either, just cool damp fall Wisconsin weather.

THanks for any help.


Re: Sudden increase in water pressure

One possibility is dirt or mineral deposit build up in the tube the pressure switch is mounted on. Do you have a pressure gage to confirm that the pressure has actually gone up?

Re: Sudden increase in water pressure

With wells it's easy to get variations in water pressure. You might check to make sure that the pressure switch on your pressure tank is still good (always a good idea to have a spare on hand anyways). Sounds to me like that's the best possibility.

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