At Suburban Well Drilling Co, we handle all makes and models of well pumps. Both submersible and centrifugal pumps. There are many different brands and types of pumps. Each type of pump serves a specific purpose for different types of applications. For instance, a floating stack pump works for different applications than a floating impeller design. Some pumps have water augers and some don’t. The reason for different types of pumps has to do with demands, pressures and depths of where they are installed. Well pumps are required to operate in many harsh environments. Wells with water levels moving a lot can present many challenges and problems. For example, a 500’ well may have a water level of 100’. When the pump runs the water level may draw down to 400’. This is a significant difference in lift and strain on the well pump. To keep a pump running efficiently, the correct type of pump needs to be utilized.
Once the dimensions and metrics of your well has been discovered, the basic mechanics of your home now needs to be considered. How far does the water need to travel? How much flow is needed? Is the home elevated away from the well. Is it a two-story home or a ranch? How much plumbing and fittings does the water need to flow through? These are all issues that add lift or “dynamic head” and are critical pieces of data that help determine the appropriate pump.
These factors also help determine the right constant pressure system for your home. With changing use and demand throughout the day (one kitchen faucet running versus 2 showers and a laundry running) constant pressure systems deliver optimal results. In addition to better performance, constant pressure systems deliver better efficiency, reliability and longevity. Conversely, constant pressure systems require more careful planning and consideration. Each system is built to the specific needs of the user. There is no “off-the-shelf” constant pressure solution. Although most parts of the system are stock items, each pump, drive and other elements need to be tailored to your needs and usage patterns.
It is easy to make a system pump a lot of water but it is not as easy to have your system slow down and pump just enough water for one faucet. This is the area that most contractors mis-diagnose and consequently their systems result in poor performance and early failures.
If you are need of a well pump replacement or upgrade, keep in mind that a service crane needs to access your well. Trees, bushes and flowers need to be out of the way. Expect to be without water for a full day. Even if the process should take two hours, plan for the worst. In addition, here in Chicagoland, weather will always have a say in how things go.
At Suburban Well Drilling Co, we offer state-of-the-art pump testing. We have a test pit that enables us to run your pump through a series of tests. These tests are designed to reveal if the pump is on or off its curve. Is the draw of the pump over the service factor? Ultimately, the tests helps to identify if the pump is still good. This service can save you a lot of time and money prior to installing a new pump. If you think your pump may require testing – call us today.
We also service centrifugal pumps. Although a dying application in the water well industry, there are still many legacy systems in use. There are few companies that know how to properly diagnose and service these pumps. Centrifugal pumps are commonly known as Jet pumps. They are commonly used where suction is required. Sand point wells are most common for a jet pump application. If your Jet pump runs for a long time, does not produce good pressure or is loud and noisy ----- call us today.
Submersible well pumps
Suburban Well can furnish and install most makes and models of submersible and centrifugal well pumps for residential, agricultural and light commercial applications. Well pumps are not all alike. Suburban Well sells only professional grade pumps and well products which are not available at your local hardware store. In the well industry one size does not fit all. Pumps vary in horsepower from one half horsepower to several hundred horsepower. Flow rates vary from a few gallons per minute to several hundred gallons per minute. To properly size a well pump correctly the production rate in gallons per minute of the well, the static water level and the customer demand should be known. An example would be a well may be 500’ deep with a static water level of 100’. When the pump starts and runs the water level may be drawn down to 400’. When the pump starts it is lifting water just 100’ but as the water level is drawn down it now has to lift water 400’. Choosing the correct pump for this application is crucial to maintain proper volume and pressure. This term is called Total Dynamic Head. It is a combination of factors such as how high the water is to be lifted and how much pressure is to be maintained. Other factors in calculating TDH are pipe friction loss and the total distance the water has to travel.