How to Maintain Your Water Well Pump in Florida

July 22, 2021

There are millions of homes around the United States that rely on private wells to get their drinking water. For these property owners, it is their responsibility to keep their wells in good condition to make sure they get reliable service (and quality water).

Here is a quick water well inspection checklist with the most important steps for maintaining your water well pump in Florida:

  • Check for leaks or drips: Carefully inspect the unit and see if there is any water dripping from the pump or from other parts of the system. If there are, you might just need to tighten up some nuts or other parts. But in other cases, these leaks may be a result of deterioration within the system, meaning you may need to replace some of the parts of the pump. If you have a professional come out and examine the system, they’ll be able to tell you whether replacement is necessary, and if it is, they can do the work for you.
  • Clean the fans: Over time, debris may lodge itself inside the pump. This debris could include dirt, dust, cobwebs, leaves or grass clippings. It’s important to open up the system and clean it out every now and then to prevent the system from overheating. The more debris builds up in the system, the greater the potential for overheating, so make sure you keep the cooling fans of your pump clean to avoid some significant long-term damage. If you do not clean out the pump, the resulting damage could be irreparable.
  • Use anti-corrosives: Anti-corrosion products are important for maintaining the efficient, smooth operation of your well pump. Over time, corrosion within the pump can have a drastically adverse effect on your pump’s functionality. You can find a wide range of anti-corrosion products on the market to use in the system. Your well maintenance technician can recommend some products for you to use if you do not have any in stock already.
  • Check after storms: Any time you have a big storm on your property, you should perform a thorough visual inspection of the property afterwards, including your well and well pump. Wind and falling objects can cause significant damage to well infrastructure in some circumstances. Check for visible cracks or dents, and get them checked out by a professional if you notice them. Even if there are no signs of damage, it might be worth having a professional come out to inspect the system if there is any evidence the system was struck during the storm.
  • Get professional service: This is the single most important thing you can do to extend the usable life of your well pump. Have it serviced every several years by a professional to make sure it’s operating smoothly and that you address any small issues before they become larger and more expensive to repair.

For more information about the steps you can take to maintain your water well pump, contact the team at Action Electric Motor & Pump Repair.

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