How do you know if you have a well and pump problem?
Some of the symptoms of a well or pump problem are obvious, such as no water at the tap, but others can be more difficult to detect. Low water pressure in your house is another sign of problems. You may notice it in one location, such as low water pressure in the shower, or you may notice the water pressure drops significantly when multiple things are in use, such as when using the dishwasher, washing machine, and sink simultaneously. Fluctuating and inconsistent water pressure can also point to a problem.
You may also notice problems with the water itself. If your water is discolored or dirty, it may indicate problems underground. Likewise, if you find air in your pipes, you could be experiencing a broken pipe or tank.
Upon noticing these issues, a quick look around your equipment can help tell you what is wrong. If you notice any leaks or water around your tanks and equipment, you may have found your problem.
Finally, the last place to check for a problem is your electricity bill. If you have an unexplained increase in what you are paying each month there are several possible explanations from your household water pump equipment. It could be the pump is too weak and is running 24/7 as a result. Or there may be a short in the pump causing it to draw more power than it should. Finally, a broken pipe in the well, house, or leak in the plumbing may cause pumps to run more often and for longer periods.
If you notice problems with your water pressure, water quality, or electricity bill, give us a call. We can track down your problem and repair it, usually in a single service call. We also offer maintenance to keep your well and pump system running great before problems happen. We’re here to help!