Friday, December 5, 2014
Well Pump Repair Warning Signs
Your well pump gives you constant and convenient access to water, but if something were to go wrong with it, the pump might cease working entirely. In the case of especially severe well pump failure, you might have to replace the entire unit, which could get extremely costly. Not all breakdowns are that severe, but they do bring a great deal of inconvenience with them.
The best way to avoid potential failure of your well pump is simply by paying attention and keeping your eyes open for any problems before they become too serious to ignore. Knowing what to look for can be difficult however, if you aren’t well-versed in how well-pumps work. With that in mind, here are a number of signs that your well-pump might be suffering from issues, so you should likely see about having it inspected by a professional.
- High Pressure: Failing well pumps have been known to push too much air through the pipes. This means that whenever you turn on your faucets a large amount of air is being discharged along with the water.
- Short run cycles: A well pump should be able to run for a couple minutes before pressure begins to drop off. If you’re noticing a significant fluctuation in water pressure shortly after turning on the tap, then this is likely a sign that your well pump is suffering.
- Noise: Loud pipe noises produced whenever the water is cycling are a sign that something is generally amiss. Normally this will function rather quietly, but sudden changes in pressure caused by the failing pump can cause this.
- Energy Cost Spikes: An increase in your monthly energy bills is a sign that something could be wrong. While there are many factors that can end up causing this kind of problem, if you notice any other issues that make your well-pump suspect, or reason to believe this is the cause, you will need to have professional maintenance and possibly repairs performed.
Replacing your well pump can prove to be a costly endeavor, but by catching problems early, you have a much better chance of being able to alleviate any concerns with simple repairs and maintenance. The best choice is to act quickly, whatever the case may be, and call on experienced contractors like the professional team at Advanced Pump Service.