Well Pump Failure Problems: What You Should Know

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More homeowners than ever are opting for properties with well water both, for water safety and for grid independence. For those new to dealing with well water, however, there are some important considerations. After all, if your well pump gives out, you're without water until you can have it replaced. Here's a look at some of the most common indications you should watch for that mean your well pump may need to be replaced. 

Persistent Or Progressive Water Pressure Issues

One of the earliest indications that you might have a failing water well pump is the progressive and persistent loss of water pressure in your faucets and other water fixtures. If you've noticed that the water pressure in your home is steadily decreasing, that often means that your well pump is gradually failing. As it fails, it pushes less and less water through the system at a time, affecting the water pressure in your home.

Sputtering From Your Faucets

If you run water through your faucet and notice that the water flow is sputtering or spitting, even if it flows consistently otherwise, that often means that you have air in the plumbing lines. In many cases, you find that air is getting into the plumbing lines due to insufficient water being pumped into those lines. As your well pump fails, the volume of water reduces, but so does the consistency of the water flow. If the pump is struggling to run consistently, you'll find repeated air pockets in your plumbing lines.

Dirt In Your Water

Your well pump should be fitted with a particle filter that keeps dirt out of the pump and your water. When that filter screen gets damaged, you'll find that dirt bypasses it and flows into your fixtures, leaving you with dirt in your water. Unfortunately, that also means you're getting dirt in your well pump, which can be abrasive and damaging. In many cases, you'll need to replace the pump to avoid failure from dirt accumulation, and that process will also include installing a new screen and filter assembly as well.

Power Supply Problems

Another common indication that your well pump is failing and needs to be replaced is problems with intermittent power failures. If your well pump is tripping the circuit breaker or causing any other type of power interruption, that is a sign that there's a power supply failure or a power surge happening. You'll want a well pump technician to diagnose the problem and replace the pump if it is necessary.

The more you understand about the signs of impending well pump failure, the easier it is for you to address it before the pump gives out completely. Talk with a well pump technician today for more information about water well pump replacement.

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