What You Should Know About Well Water Pump Repairs

September 30, 2021

Because it’s responsible for delivering water from your well to your home, your well water pump is one of the most important components of the entire system. Although these units are built to last, they can sometimes fail and require water pump repair. This post will cover everything you need to know about repairs.

Signs that you need pump repair

It’s very rare that a well water pump just up and dies out of the blue. Instead, it’ll present a few signs that it needs some attention. Here are a few indicators that you need water pump repair:

  • Low or no pressure: Changes in water pressure throughout your home can happen for a variety of reasons. One of the leading causes of trouble for well owners, though, is a failing pump. The pump’s motor may be experiencing electrical issues that aren’t allowing it to deliver a constant flow of water from the well to your home.
  • Clicking noises: Your pressure tank is responsible for regulating the water pressure throughout your home. If air leaks into the tank, it can trigger the pump to run even when it’s not needed. The motor will rapidly turn on and off as the air leak continues, eventually burning the motor out. You’ll likely hear a loud clicking noise as the motor continues to cycle.
  • Spitting faucets: Air leaks can also cause sporadic air spurts in your water as it comes from the faucet, which is known as spitting. Spitting faucets may be infrequent, but if they’re left unchecked, they can shorten the lifespan of your pump.
  • High electric bills: Like a malfunctioning or aging AC unit, a failing well water pump may hog more electricity and result in higher electric bills. If you see a spike in your water bill, we recommend calling a professional to see if the increase could be due to a failing pump motor.

Can you repair your pump by yourself?

The DIY-ers out there can find many tutorials on how to repair a malfunctioning pump on their own. We don’t recommend that approach, though. Working on well water pumps isn’t as easy as some other projects around the house. Plus, you could end up making the issue worse by attempting a DIY repair.

Instead of working on it yourself, call a professional as soon as you notice something’s wrong with your pump or well. A pro will come out right away to assess the issue and come up with a plan to either fix your pump or have it replaced.

Do you need a new pump?

Depending on the manufacturer, make and model, your well water pump can last up to 15 years before it needs to be replaced. However, if your well is running dry due to drought or the pump is no longer large enough to meet your family’s demands, you may need to upgrade the unit.

Action Electric Motor & Pump Repair has you covered

Whether you need water pump repair or are ready to have a new one installed, hire our pros at Action Electric Motor & Pump Repair to tackle the task. With over 40 years of industry experience, you can trust that your well is in good hands with our team.

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