Here’s what to do when your Well Pump isn’t Working
With so many things that can go wrong with your Well water pump, from the installation to the upkeep, you might need some help when things break down. If you know how to fix these things yourself, great! But if not, here’s what you should do when your Well pump isn’t working correctly.
Signs that you need a new Well Pump
Sudden power loss is one of the first signs that your Well pump has failed. If you don’t have power in your business or home, check if you still have water before immediately jumping to conclusions about your faulty equipment. Power outages are common in stormy weather, and it may be an outage that affects your house. If your power is off but you still have water, there could be another problem with your pump. In addition to not having electricity, take a look at these other warning signs:
Rough-feeling water – The most obvious sign that something is wrong with your Well pump will come from a dip in quality of service. It’s rare for a small malfunctioning part to affect your water supply’s overall quality of life, but it can happen.
What are the different Types of Well Pumps?
There are three main types of Well pumps: submersible, jet, and centrifugal. Submersible pumps are the most common type; they are usually located underground in a pit. They cost $800-$1,200 but can last up to 25 years. A jet pump is slightly larger than a submersible pump. They don’t need to be buried underground, but they also cost more—between $1,500 and $2,000. Finally, centrifugal pumps sit on top of an existing water source like a lake or pond.
How much does Well Pump Replacement Cost?
If you rely on a private water system, like a well or spring, make sure you know how much it will cost to fix if things go wrong. Different parts and labor rates vary in other locations, so know your local market. A quick Internet search for Well pump replacement cost plus your zip code should give you an idea of a ballpark figure for how much it might cost you in either scenario. Remember that those numbers are only averages—you may find costs higher or lower than that. For example, if you live in a rural area where there aren’t many plumbers nearby, they may charge more than elsewhere. On the other hand, competition could also drive prices down—if there are many plumbers around town bidding on jobs, they may end up undercutting each other to get your business.
Where should I Get My New Well Pump?
If you need a new well pump, you have come to the right place. Whether it is a seasonal issue or something that has cropped up due to other matters, rest assured that our team at AW Pump will be able to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. But before calling us, some key questions should be asked for us to properly diagnose and fix any problem with your well: When did you first notice issues? For example, if your house runs on electricity instead of gas and suddenly none of your appliances are working correctly (but all power sources appear to be fine). It would make sense to call an electrician. However, if no lights were flickering and everything else was still running normally, but the water wasn’t coming out of your faucets, you would want to call someone specializing in plumbing issues.
How often should I Replace my Well Pump?
Although you may have difficulty deciding whether or not it is necessary to change out the Well pump, some signs indicate that you should do so. Leaks are an obvious sign, but there are others as well. For example, if your Well pump makes unusual noises or clunks, it could indicate that it fails and needs replacing. Looking at how old your system is can also help you decide if it has reached its life expectancy. An AW Pump is designed to last between 15 and 25 years; however, each will vary depending on usage and condition. If you need help determining whether it is time for a replacement, contact AW Pump in Massachusetts today.