When your home or business is relying on a well pump as your main source of water, it is important to know when it is not working properly and when it needs to be repaired or replaced. Commonly, there are four signs to look for when it comes to evaluating the status of your pump: 1) No running water; 2) Low water pressure, 3) Air “spitting” from faucet, and 4) Dirty water.
No running water is a clear sign that something isn’t working properly. From a blown fuse to equipment breaking, there could be several reasons as to why your well is no longer generating water. Sometimes this is an easy fix and other times it leads to well pump repair or replacement. Generally, it is easy for professionals to assess the situation and identify whether it is a pump issue or something else. Either way, a professional water well company will provide the appropriate solution to get your water flowing again.
Low water pressure is sometimes another sign that something may be wrong with your well pump. This problem is commonly fixed above ground due to problems with the pressure tank. A hole in the pressure tank will decrease the force of the water being pushed out and will need to be repaired. Another common cause of low water pressure is low water volume underground. In this case, there may be pipes that need cleaning to help get the water pumped at an increased rate. While this problem may not be specifically attributable to your pump, it is part of the water supply system.
When you turn on your faucet and experience air “spitting” out is another potential sign that your well system may be experiencing problems. This may or may not be related to your pump. At times, this can mean there is air getting into your water supply system from a leak in the pipes, meaning a pipe may need to be repaired or replaced. Another cause of this issue could be due to a problem with your pressure tank, which might also have to be repaired or replaced.
Dirty water is the fourth major sign that your well pump is experiencing problems. When you have dirty water, it could be because your well pump is too big for your well or because it is placed too far down and is bringing in dirt and sand. Both reasons can be detected and repaired by professionals.
It is a good idea to schedule professional routine checks of your well and well pump to make sure everything is working properly. Failure to recognize and repair problems can lead to unnecessary, costly damage. These are just a few of the numerous warnings signs that should prompt you to call Suburban Well Drilling, to inspect your well system. We have been serving the Chicagoland area for over 70 years and are experts at diagnosing and solving water well challenges. If you experience a sudden problem, we also provide 24 hour emergency service.