If you live in a rural area, you probably won’t have access to a municipal water system. Many homes rely on water wells for a supply of clean running water. When your well water pump stops working, you’ll need to call your contractor for repair—but how do you know it’s an issue with the pump and not another problem?
Many customers confuse water pump issues for other problems. Here’s how to diagnose well pump problems so that you can either solve the problem or call your well contractors:
- There’s no water: If there’s no water coming from the tap, there could be a few issues—and they might not involve the pump. Before you call your well pump repair contractor, check to see if a breaker tripped or a fuse blew out. Make sure your well pump is getting power. If it is, keep troubleshooting. You may be suffering from low water levels, which can be fixed by either reducing your water usage or submerging the pump deeper into the well. If none of these issues are to blame, it’s worth having your pump inspected and repaired, if necessary.
- Low water pressure: Low water pressure might be a pump issue, but it could also be a pressure tank problem, stuck check valve, bad gate valve or even clogged plumbing. If you have low water pressure, it’s best to let a contractor handle these inspections and repairs.
- Your power usage went way up: If your power usage suddenly spikes, you might be dealing with a well pump that’s constantly cycling on and off. Water pumps are designed to pull up water and send it to the pressure tank, so it’s ready to go when you turn on the tap. After it pumps enough water, it should turn off. Go to your well or pump housing, and listen to see if the pump is running continuously. If so, call a water pump repair contractor right away.
- Cloudy, muddy water: If you’re getting cloudy or muddy water from the tap, your well pump may be pulling water from the bottom of the well, where silt and sediment lurk. The pump may also fail to filter the silt and sediment before sending it to the pressure tank. The longer this goes on, the faster your pump will wear out, so make sure you get it repaired as soon as possible, or you may have to replace the entire pump.
- Sputtering faucets: Finally, if your water sputters when you turn on the faucet, that means there’s air in the pipes. This could be due to a pump malfunction or a crack in your well or home plumbing. Call a repair contractor right away.
Should you notice any of the issues above, don’t hesitate to call Love Well & Pump Supply, LLC right away. We can come out and inspect your well pump to diagnose the issue and then repair as necessary. Whether you need water pump repair, replacement or other services, we’re happy to help.
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