Many of us think little of how the water gets to our house each time we use it, until we start having problems. Your water supply is independent for each of your neighbors and each home has its own electromechanical system for how the water gets from the well to your home. Each of these systems is run by a pump. The most common ones are jet pumps and submersible pumps. A well pump drives water from the ground into our home. It also has a pressure tank combined with it that works to even out the water pressure inside the entire home and works to decrease the number of times the pump needs to turn off and on. Any problems are a sign it may need to be replaced.
How to Tell if Your Water Well Pump is Working & Signs It’s Not!
When there is a strain on your water well pump, it can cause it to breakdown earlier than it should. The first step you’ll need to take when you have no water is to turn on any electrical power to the pump and the water heater. Doing this will reduce the chances of any additional damage. After you have done this it’s time to figure out what the problem is. Decreasing water pressure leading to no water is a problem along with dirty water, loud or odd noises and water spitting from the faucet. If you’ve noticed an increase in your electric bills, the reason for that may be due to the pump having to run continuously to keep the water pressure stable or maintained. It might be the wrong size if it’s under five years old and you’re having issues with it. If you have renovated making the home larger or have a water usage increase, you may need a larger pump. The power of the water pump is also a factor. Pumps with more horsepower will run less often and last longer. Water well pumps should last for many years. Submersible pumps that are located in the well should last 8 to 10 years before they start running into problems or need to be replaced, but if serviced well and if there’s moderate water use, it can last up to 15 years.
Submersible Well Water Services in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
If they are installed by certified professionals, homeowners should have as much information as they can about how their well pump works and the age and condition of their well pump to recognize the first signs of trouble. The best way to figure out what’s going on with your well water pump is to contact the professionals at AAA Water Team. We can run a flow test to measure the gallons per minute coming from the well and determine the source of the problem.