Water wells can operate smoothly for many years before showing clear signs of malfunction. Unfortunately, sometimes the obvious signs mean that serious damage (which will require expensive repairs) has already been done to the system.
“What are the signs my well needs an inspection?” If this is a question you’re wondering about, then read on.
Sand in the water
One of the things that may trigger you to wonder if you need an inspection is sand in the water. It’s disconcerting if you’re washing the dishes to realize that you’re doing so with water that’s laced with sand. This means that the water tank is filling up with sand and salt. These substances will wear out the well’s water pump and lead to additional damage if not taken care of swiftly. When you see sand in the water, it’s time to bring in professional technicians.
High electric bills
Another sign that your well needs an inspection is if your energy bill suddenly skyrockets. This could be due to a blocked well pump that is utilizing a high number of minerals or sand. The pump, in turn, has to work much harder and ends up using a massive amount of energy in order to keep a fresh water supply for your home. You may need to repair or replace the water pump.
Air in the water
Have you noticed that your water is spurting or sputtering when you turn on a faucet? It’s possible that excess air or gas is leaking into the well. Possible sources for these problems include a low water table or a busted well pump. Groundwater often contains gases like methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. If these elements remain in the water, they can be hazardous to your health. That means it’s imperative to call a water well technician right away.
Poor water pressure
There are several reasons your system could have low water pressure. These causes include a clogged well pump, a failing pressure tank or scaling on the pipes due to hard water. Low water pressure means the faucets produce less water and result in the pump cycle turning on and off more frequently.
Do I need to get my well professionally inspected?
If you’re seeing any of the above signs, it’s time to bring in the pros. It’s also good to have an annual well inspection done regardless of the system’s condition. A professional inspector will check all equipment to make sure it’s up to code, perform tests on the water to ensure it’s safe for drinking, conduct a flow test to determine the system’s output and much more.
The next time you need your well professionally inspected, turn to the pros at Love Well & Pump Supply, LLC. Since 1967, we’ve been a leading provider of everything from well inspections to well drilling, installation and repair. We’re dedicated to providing the highest-quality water to all our customers. Give us a call now to find out how we can deliver on all your well water needs.
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