Well Pump Services by Tri-County Pumps

When you need well pump services in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, call on the water specialists at Tri-County Pumps. We replace and install submersible well pumps of all makes and models, providing quick and efficient service backed by unrivaled customer care. Whether you want to upgrade your current well pump system or are in desperate need of an urgent replacement, don’t wait any longer to get in touch with a reliable Tri-County Pumps’ team member.

What is A Submersible Well Pump?

If you are a homeowner who receives your water from a private well, a submersible well pump is designed to push water to the surface, delivering it from your well directly to your home. This pump is specifically designed to operate beneath the earth’s surface and must be completely submerged in liquid. At Tri-County Pumps, we only use state-of-the-art, high-quality equipment for an efficient installation process and quick turnaround time. Advantages of a submersible well pump is the amount of space you will save, as well as more efficient back-washing.

Submersible Well Pumps Parts

Submersible Well Pumps Parts

It can be a daunting task to fully understand the intricacies of submersible well pumps, which is why we do the grunt work for you. Below, we’ve created a brief chart to illustrate some of the most critical aspects of submersible pumps:


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  1. Check Valve – The check valve is one of the most important parts of your submersible well pump, as it is used to keep the water from flowing back into the well when the pump shuts off. If air leaks in, water can leak out, and vice-versa.
  2. Pitless Adapter – In colder climates, the drop pipe will need to leave the pump’s casing at some point below freezing. A pitless adapter accomplishes just that, as it is used to connect the well pump discharge pipe to the horizontal pipe that enters the home.
  3. Well Cap  A well cap sticks out of the ground and includes a vented screen so the pressure difference between the inside and outside of the well casing is equalized. We recommend using a bug proof well cap. Our team can also make custom well caps for Artesian wells.
  4. Well Seal – Also known as a sanitary seal, this component seals off the top of the well from the environment and other potential contaminations, allowing for drop pipes and wires to go through. A well seal also supports the weight of the drop pipe and the pump.
  5. Pressure Tank – A pressure tank uses compressed air to push pressurized water out of the tank and into your home. This tank provides water storage for delivery between cycles, helps reduce overall system maintenance, and much more.
  6. Pressure Relief Valve – Every submersible well pump installation MUST have a pressure relief valve to prevent tank rupture if the pressure in your system exceeds safe limits. This valve provides assurance if the pressure switch were to fail.
  7. Pressure Switch – The pressure switch is a critical component to the system’s smooth operation. As pressure increases (when the tank fills), the contact interrupts the circuit to stop the pump.
  8. Tank Tee – A tank tee is designed to connect your pressure tank to your water line to allow for mounting of the switch and gauge in an orderly manner.
  9. Sampling Valve – A sampling valve is used for taking water samples at the water tank.

If one of your submersible well pump’s components malfunctions, the team at Tri-County Pumps can assist in replacing any individual parts. If you are unsure of which part you need, please take a moment to fill out the form on our contact page. We provide onsite diagnostics and our expert service techs will discuss your options, so you can make an educated decision regarding your well pump’s needs.

Contact Our Water Well Pump Specialists for Installations and Repairs!

Submersible well pumps are intricate pieces of equipment that should only be handled by trained professionals. Don’t rely on inexperienced plumbers to get the job done, and definitely don’t attempt to solve well pump problems on your own. If you find that your pump is requiring frequent repairs, or it just isn’t functioning as well as it used to, it may be time to call on our team for a new submersible well pump installation. We serve Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia residents, so when you’re ready to learn more about our submersible well pump solutions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Call (301) 432-0330 to schedule an appointment!