Homeowners who obtain running water from their municipalities don’t usually need to worry whether or not water will come out of their faucets when they turn the handle. Homeowners who rely on wells, on the other hand, need to maintain a properly functioning well and well pump. Without a working pump, a well runs dry. If your well serves as your independent source of water, be sure to perform regular inspections of your well and remain alert for the following signs that your well pump needs to be repaired or replaced.
Low Water Pressure
One of the earliest signs of a failing water pump is diminished water pressure when you run water from your faucet. Your well uses a closed tank that the pump fills with water. As water fills the tank, the air inside becomes compressed until enough pressure exists to trip the pressure switch. When you turn on the faucet, that air pressure forces water out. If that tank loses pressure, the pump has to work overtime to keep the tank full, which eventually leads it to burn out. This is why it’s so important to address low water pressure problems as soon as they begin. You could save yourself the hassle and cost of replacing your water pump!
Dirty water also indicates problems with the pump. In most cases, dirty water occurs when your pump is too large for what your well actually needs or your pump is not placed at the proper depth. These issues lead the pump to draw dirt into your water supply. It goes without saying that dirty water is hazardous to your health, so call in a pump service expert immediately.
Higher Electric Bills
Have you noticed your electric bill creeping up month by month? This could be a sign that your pump is running continuously to maintain water pressure. It shouldn’t have to run constantly, which means a problem exists. Your tank could be waterlogged. If you ignore this problem, your pump will likely burn out and break.
Don’t Wait to Get Help
Only an experienced professional should diagnose and resolve your water pump problems. AquaTech Well Drilling and Pumps serves Northwest Washington with high-quality services to ensure that your home or business enjoys clean, fresh, healthy water. Call AquaTech today at (360) 474-7980 to tackle the repair or replacement of your own well water pump.