Signs That You Need a New Well Pump

Do you rely on a well for water, as opposed to using a local municipal’s water supply?

If so, you’re well aware of the benefits. In addition to lower monthly costs, you have full control over your water system.

While full control is a good thing, it also puts you in charge of maintenance and repairs. For example, there may come a point when you suspect you need a new well pump. You don’t want to delay in learning more, as a bad pump can leave you stranded without water.

There are many signs you need a new well pump, including:

  • Low water pressure
  • Pump constantly runs
  • No water flow

Note: just because you’re experiencing one or more of these signs of a bad well pump doesn’t necessarily mean this is the problem. There are other issues associated with these signs.

What’s Causing the Trouble?

First off, well pumps aren’t designed to last forever. If you have an old pump, there’s a good chance it’ll need replaced sooner rather than later. There’s nothing you can do about it, other than enjoy the fact that your pump provided so many years of good service.

Here are some of the issues that can affect your well pump and well in general:

  • Power loss
  • Low water table
  • Inadequate pump size
  • Overworked pump
  • Too much sediment in the water

For instance, inadequate pump size will affect your water supply in many ways. A pump that’s too small for your home will likely result in low water pressure, especially when two or more sources are in use at the same time.

Do you have reason to believe your well pump has seen better days? Are you ready for an upgrade, but unsure of what to do next?

Rather than tackle this project on your own, contact the experts at Coastal Irrigation & Plumbing for professional advice and installation.