Problems in WellMate Water Pressure Tanks

A WellMate water pressure tank works the same way as all modern bladder style tanks. It is a commonly used plumbing system that draws its water from a private well to balance the pressure in the system and deliver a steady water supply. It also lengthens the life of the pump by reducing the number of times that it starts and stops.

WellMate pressure tanks have the same problems as other pressure tanks.


Rust is common on pressure tanks because of the damp environment they work in. The tanks themselves also cause condensation on the outside of their metal surfaces because of the temperature differences between the well water and the air. This combination of water sources causes the exterior metal to rust. A rusting tank may develop a hole and fail, leaking water into your home.


A pressure tank can leak anywhere there are connections. These leaks reduce the effectiveness of the tank and will cause your well pump to cycle on and off. Luckily, leaks are fairly easy to spot because of the pool of water below the tank. A leaky tank should be fixed immediately because the water can damage your home.


A WellMate tank becomes waterlogged when its internal bladder fails. This fills the air portion of the tank with water, compromising its ability to supply pressure to the system. If your well's pump is cycling on and off frequently, this is a strong indicator that the bladder has failed. Another test to confirm a broken bladder is to press down on the bicycle valve on top of it. If water comes out of the valve, the tank needs to be replaced.

Poorly Supported

A pressure tank should be properly supported and should not wobble or lean in any direction. An unstable tank causes unnecessary stress on its connections. This shortens the life of the tank and should be corrected immediately. If placed on the floor, the legs should be on a stable concrete pad and be level.