There are many positive factors when it comes to owning a home that relies on private well water. In fact, if you find yourself in this position, it may come to no surprise that your home’s well requires little maintenance from year to year. So, if you’re relishing in the fact that this low maintenance feature is fitting to your lifestyle (and overall budget), you may not have had it inspected recently.
While the above is nice, you do not want any problems to grow unknowingly and end up costing you a bundle in the long run. Nothing to fear here, our team of well water repair experts have put together a quick list of signs to keep an eye on, to help you avoid any long-term issues. Check them out below.
Signs You Need Well Repair Services
If you notice a change in your water quality or pressure, it is important that you don’t wait to have your well inspected, this could mean you have severe pump problems, or worse, could face health issues from contaminated water.
Not quite sure when to call the well pump repair professionals? Don’t stress. Here are the top five signs that you need to immediately repair your well pump:
- Sand or sediment in your water
- Low water pressure
- Increased electrical use
- Bubbles in your water
- Continuous pump cycling
Let us break down the above for you.
Sand or sediment in your water can be caused by a damaged pipe or a well that’s filling up. Your well pump usually draws water 10 or 20 feet above the bottom of your well, so drawing sand may mean that your well is significantly smaller than it was when originally tapped. More likely, there may be a leak in the line above the well and your pump is pumping up debris from the ground. This can contaminate your drinking water, so it’s essential to have your water line repaired quickly.
Pressure issues and a continuously cycling pump are signs the pump itself needs maintenance. A durable pump can successfully draw up water for your home for years, but it may need to be rebuilt or replaced after eight to fifteen years. We recommend scheduling regular inspections (between annually and three years) to ensure a safe, efficient system.
Finally, debris in the line or a damaged pump may increase your electricity bill. Inefficient pump operation can cause it to work harder to keep up your water supply, creating higher-than-normal bills. Repairing your pump can be a great investment, since it can reduce the cost of daily use. Debris clogging the line can also be contaminating your drinking water.
Contact Allstar Plumbing for a Well Inspection
It is important to work with a local leader in plumbing and well inspection services. At Allstar Plumbing, we’re confident we can identify any issues and provide prompt repairs at a competitive rate.
Contact us to schedule an inspection or learn more about the signs of a damaged well pump or compromised well today!