Well Tank Replacement
Air Bladder – (most common)
Air Bladder tanks have an air filler on the top like a bike tire. They typically last 10-15 years and are easily tested for failure.
To test your air bladder,
- Turn your pump off at the breaker box and then turn all your faucets ON and let them drain.
- When the water stops running take a tire pressure gauge and use the air filler at the top of the pressure tank…it should read 30-40lbs.
- If it reads “0”, your air bladder is ruptured and your well pump is continuously running to create the pressure needed instead of the air bladder.
Waukesha Plumbing recommends a larger tank for replacement. Your well pump will run longer, but less often. It’s the constant ON/OFF…not the actual running, that kills your pump. A larger pressure tank means your adding life onto your pump. Waukesha Plumbing offers 3 replacement options:
Low: Welxtrol wx203(32 gallon) – The most standard tank out there (very common).
Mid: Welxtrol wx250(44 gallon) – A top seller.
High: Welxtrol wx251(62 gallon) – A higher end replacement for large homes.
These types of tanks are fairly rare. They typically have 1 pipe going into the tank and 1 pipe going out, and also have an air bleeder that makes a hissing sound. there is no bladder, so rotting out is the only way these go bad.
Whether you have an Air Bladder or Air/Water well tank, Contact the experts at Waukesha Plumbing to identify the appropriate replacement for your specific needs..
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At Waukesha Plumbing your satisfaction is our #1 goal. We take great pride in doing it correctly the first time, and use only the highest quality parts and procedures so that we may meet or exceed your expectations.
We guarantee our replacement work and repairs for one year, parts and labor included. All call backs are handled as a top priority, which many times can be handled the same day, but always as quickly as possible.