There are advantages to having a well. You don’t have to pay for city water and well water is usually healthier than sewage water. But one of the disadvantages of it is that you have to deal with having a pump to keep your water running. Just like all appliances, your well pump has to be replaced once in a while.
But how do you know that your pump’s coming to the end of its life? The good news is that there are signs that you will see that your pump needs to be replaced. Below are four signs to look for that tell you that your plumbing system needs a replacement soon.
No Water? May Need a New Shallow Well Jet Pump
If the water isn’t running, there’s a good chance your pump’s not properly functioning. There are a variety of reasons why it’s not producing ample water, from a fuse being blown to faulty equipment.
Based on your issue, it may be something that’s fixed easily, or you might need your pump repaired or replaced. Shallow well jet pumps are usually found in homes with shallower wells, anywhere from 25-feet and up. While they’re smaller and more energy-efficient, they still require regular care for optimum functionality.
Pump Running Constantly? May Need a New Deep Well Jet Pump
When you have a pump that is always running, it could mean that there’s a serious problem or it also could mean it’s about to stop running. It could be something like a faulty switch or sensor.
When the pump is always turning on and off, it could mean the tank is waterlogged. This is a problem that’s minor and can be fixed easily. But if you don’t fix it, the problem can turn into a bigger one. So you don’t want to let it go too long.
A deep well jet pump is for homes with wells ranging from 25 to 110-feet. Because the distance is sometimes longer for these pumps, they need to be properly maintained to avoid losing any pressure while pulling water.
Air Spitting From Faucet? May Need a New Deep Well Submersible Pump
If you’re noticing that air is spitting from the kitchen faucet when you turn it on, it may be because of your pump. This could be because of pipes leaking that may need to be repaired or replaced.
Another reason that you might have air in your water is a problem you’re your pressure tank, which also needs to be repaired or replaced.
Dirty Water? May Need a New Convertible Jet Well Pump
Dirty or discolored water might mean that you have problems. It’s possible that you have a pump that’s too large for your well.
If your pump’s not placed at the right depth, your pump could be bringing in dirt which then gets into the home’s water supply. This can be a huge health risk to your family and you.
If you have a well at your home, these are four things that you want to keep a lookout for that you aren’t left without water sometimes. After all, it’s bad enough when the power is out and you can’t get water.
But when it’s a faulty pump and you could have avoided it by having it repaired or replaced, that’s a different story. Give us a call and let us evaluate your well pump for you!