Not everyone uses well water, but the pumps are a significant component of the whole system for those who do.
Without a well-functional pump, you can hardly get water into the different facets of your home.
Here are a few issues that you should watch out for
- Irregular water pressure
Does your water alternate between really high and low pressure when you open it? Have a professional check it.
Usually, the top part of your tank does not contain water; instead, it has air to push out the water into the pipes.
When water clogs this part, it takes the place of most of the air, and as a result, the pump cannot pump out at a constant pressure.
- The high monthly rise in electric bills
Well pumps supply your entire household with water, and therefore they consume a lot of energy. This means it’s normal to notice a rise in the bill after the first month of installation.
However, if the bills keep rising for no apparent reason, that could signify a problem with the pump or obstruction from other elements like the soil or iron bacteria.
Another cause could be low water level in the well.
- No water coming out
In most cases, you could solve this by simply resetting the breaker switch. If the problem persists, you need to call a professional because your pump could be tripping the breaker.
- Faucets sputtering noisily
This is often the sign of air in the plumbing system, and it could be one of three reasons. Firstly, the water lines above the pumps have breaks or cracks.
Secondly, the side or top of your pressure tank bladder leaks.
And lastly, your pump is faulty.
- The pump keeps running.
Your pressure switch could be the issue. With this problem, the switch will keep going on, and off and you will hear clicking sounds
- Muddy and poor-tasting water
- Pooling water
- Low water pressure
What is the ultimate solution?
It would be helpful if you were intentional and proactive with your maintenance. Every system requires regular care to keep functioning well.
Make it a habit of having routine well pump inspection and maintenance. This way, the contractor will be able to identify potential problems and prevent them before they happen.
However, in case the damage is already done and you start noticing the above issues, you need to call a professional to prevent the problem from worsening instantly.