For a consistent, steady source of freshwater, your well-pump has to function at all times. However, like most equipment, well pumps have a time limit.
When this time comes, your well-pump will start malfunctioning, and it may call for a replacement. So, how do you know it’s time for a water well pump replacement?
Here are the indications of well-pump damage to watch out for:
- Your well water is dirty
If the water coming from your well has dirt or sediment residue, my best guess is your water has been impacted by surface water.
Surface water is susceptible to contamination from sewage and industrial run-offs. When the pump malfunctions, it fails to prevent surface water from mingling with well water, hence dirty water.
In this case, a new pump installation is the best solution.
- Decrease In water pressure
If the pump begins to fail, you may notice it cannot draw as much water as it used to.
Low pressure may also mean there is a hole in the pressure tank. Make sure to call in a technician to diagnose the issue.
- You have no water
An obvious indication of well-pump failure is, there is no water coming out when you turn on your faucets, toilet, or shower. The other reason you have no water may be the circuit breaker is tripped.
Reset the circuit breaker, but if it doesn’t fix the issue, it may be time to call in the professionals for a well-pump repair or replacement.
- Your pump is running constantly
If your pump constantly runs, the problem may be that there’s a leak somewhere or there’s a problem with your pressure tank.
A pump that doesn’t shut off increases the wear and tear, and most likely, it will soon shut down completely.
Need new well-pumps in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas?
At Legacy Water Well, we understand that any issue with your pump is a matter of urgency, and we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today.