Faulty well pumps prevent you from getting enough water pressure. This will create an inconvenience when you cook, shower or clean the house. The problem could get worse if your pump completely fails because you may no longer get any water at all.
Signs Of Well Pump Problems
Decreased water pressure is a possible sign that there is a problem with your well pump or water tank. An unusually high electric bill may hint of this since the pump could be running continuously to maintain water pressure. Dirty water, air spitting from the faucet and loud or odd noises are also other warning signs that call for a checkup.
A well pump that stopped working can cause serious disruptions if you rely heavily on it to move water from underground and into your home. You can try to troubleshoot the system and fix the problem easily, or it is more serious it will prevent you from getting enough water.
Always check the circuit breaker if your pump has stopped working. A blown or tripped circuit breaker could be the culprit. You can turn back on the breaker but if there is still no water, shut it down to prevent further damage and call a well water professional.
A dry spell or drought could also be to blame. Lowered water levels due to lack of rain and long periods of dry and hot weather can cause muddy, cloudy and foul-tasting water.
Repairs And Replacements
If you can’t identify the cause of the problem or the issue is technical in nature, fixing the pump may require professional help. Common repairs include replacing the pressure switch or replacing the tank.
Well pump contractors are generally able to to repair wells that rely on above-ground pumps more easily. Repairing a submersible pump often involves pulling it from the well. Although submersible pumps can last up to 25 years, they won’t last long if there are high levels of sediments or other particles in the well.
You also will need professional help to replace your old well pump with a larger pump, or when you have to place your pump deeper into the well where it can draw more water.
Experts advise regular well maintenance, which includes an annual inspection to keep your well pump in top condition.
Contact us today if you need help with your well pump repair or replacement.