Why would my kitchen faucet lose water pressure (well water)?

Not along ago, our kitchen faucet started losing water pressure. Sometimes, after it runs for a couple of minutes, the pressure will get better, but not a good as it used to be. Husband replaced the filter cartridge inside the faucet, and rinsed out the aerator. Still didn't help.

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  • Mary Mary on Sep 07, 2017
    you actually may need to drill a new point for your well. If there's any development in the area they may be taking water from your same well. You would not notice it all the time. It would depend on how often people in the surrounding area are using it along with you.

  • Mar28744913 Mar28744913 on Sep 07, 2017
    is it hard water? Might be clog.

    • Denise Denise on Sep 08, 2017
      We're worried it could be a buildup in the pipes from the well to the pump tank, or from the tank. That sounds hard to diagnose!

  • Gail Schaap Kooi Gail Schaap Kooi on Sep 07, 2017
    Possibly a kink in the hose line. Check under the sink.

  • Elizabeth Whiteside Elizabeth Whiteside on Sep 07, 2017
    If your well has a pressure tank, check to see if it's "water-logged" (not enough air above the water. Even if it has a bladder inside, that might have failed. Is the kitchen the only faucet where you've noticed this?

    • Denise Denise on Sep 08, 2017
      The kitchen is worse than the rest of the house. We also have a bathroom on the same floor, and we don't notice a change in pressure, although it seems like the pressure in the shower could be stronger. But that's not recent, like the sink.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Sep 07, 2017
    Do you have a storage tank in your basement? We had that happen because the baffle was wearing out and the tank lost pressure. Turns out you need to pressure test the tank every few months, add air is its below a certain pounds of pressure, and if it continues to lose pressure, you need to replace the tank. That is the first, and cheapest possibility. Once we replaced the tank our water pressure was great.

  • Denise Denise on Sep 08, 2017
    Is there a place where you can add air to the tank? My husband says the tank pressure gauge says it's in the normal range, but could that be wrong?