Signs You May Need A New Well Pump
- Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can result from improper installation of a well pump. If the well pump is positioned too near the top of the water level, water flow will be weak.
- Well Pump Works But No Water Pressure
Total loss of water pressure could indicate a piping problem or an issue with the well, but it can often be the result of a well pump breakdown.
- No Water Flowing from Faucets
First, check on the electrical system to make sure the breaker connected to the well pump has not tripped. If it is not an electrical issue or a piping problem, you could have a well pump failure.
- Constantly Running Pump
This is usually signaled by high water bills. There is a chance this is a leak in the piping or the pump pressure control switch is faulty. Otherwise, it is probably a sign of a bad well pump.
- Dirty or Discolored Water
Replacing a pump can temporarily contaminate a well until the well is flushed out or sanitized. Incorrect installation of a well pump can also cause problems.
- Air Spitting from Your Faucets
If your well pump is leaking and pulling in air, it will spit out of faucets and fixtures on the other end.
- Loud Noises When You Turn Your Faucet On
Loud noises usually indicate failing components on a water pump.
- High Electricity Bills
High electricity bills could be another sign that your well pump is bad and not functioning the way that it should be. A faulty well pump will affect your electricity bills because it reduces your home’s overall water system efficiency, leading to high electricity bills. If you notice your electricity bill lately to be higher than usual, you may want to call a plumbing professional to get this checked out for you and see if your well pump is causing the problem.
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