We have a well that has been causing us some trouble. The pressure gauge/pressure switch assembly on our water tank is older and rusted due to the high calcium/mineral content in our water here.
(1.)We have an outdoor spigot that I noticed had a puddle of water rising from the ground around it while I was using it. This is my main concern because the only thing that makes sense is a busted pipe. Is there anyway of troubleshooting this without digging?
(2.) Also, the water pressure inside our house has always been poor, which is likely due to a bad seal(pressure gauge) or obstruction in the pipe. Within the last couple of days though, suddenly it will cut off for at least a minute before flowing again with higher than normal pressure. I don't know if it's relevant, but the water pressure in our shower/bath is much higher than any other faucet in our home. I did come across an article that indicated it could be a faulty pressure switch that is causing the intermittent flow of water.