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How to Know if You Need Submersible Well Pump Repair

 

NO WATER PRESSURE? SUBMERSIBLE WELL PUMP TROUBLESHOOTING

There are a number of advantages that come with having your own water well in your Maryland home.  You don’t have to rely on the municipal water supply. It can lower the costs of having clean, fresh water at your home and have more control over how much water you use. Having a submersible well pump also means you need to keep up with general maintenance of your well pump system, including routine submersible pump repair in Frederick Maryland.

There are a number of common problems that can occur with your submersible well pump, pressure tank, pump parts, and switches in your well pump. The most common signs that indicate a submersible well pump is going bad include a lack of water flow, poor water pressure, and a well pump that is constantly running.

The Water Stopped Flowing  (No Water Pressure)  

If the water in your well has stopped flowing, there are some simple checks you can perform before calling in a plumber to determine if the issue is a minor one that’s easily fixed. Some of the issues that could be causing a lack of water flow include:

  • A low supply of water in the ground resulting in well failure
  • Failure of water well equipment or a failure resulting from power loss that affects the equipment
  • A plumbing breakdown that involves broken or clogged pipes

Your first step should be to check your electrical panel, and see if the circuit for the pump is in the ”on” position. If not, turn it on and see if that solves the problem. If so, it could have just been a one-time glitch.

You can also check the pressure tank to see if the reading is over 20 psi. If your tank does show pressure, the problem is likely in your house, and not in your well pump.

Factors that could affect the lifespan of your tank

The tank is an important part of your well pump system, and its health could also affect the health of your well pump.

Check to see if there is any corrosion on steel tanks. If the tank is stored in a damp environment and the steel is not lined, there’s a decent chance it could have some corrosion, which could in turn result in some pump problems.

The quality of the tank installation will also play a role in the quality of operation you get out of your well. Sometimes mistakes made during the installation process can shorten the life of the water pressure tank, including improper connections in iron fittings and copper fittings.

Take a look at the water itself—both the water in the tank and the water coming through the plumbing lines in your home. If it’s cloudy or oddly colored, this means there’s likely a buildup of sediment inside the system that could end up being corrosive to the pump and the other parts of your well system.

For more information about checks, you should make on a regular basis in your well to help you avoid expensive submersible pump repair

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