Is Your Water Well Pump Going Out?

if you need a water well pump replacement, act quickly. Failure to have water well pump repair or replacement done leads to no water at all and a well running dry. This is a costly mistake you don't want to make and one that your plumber or water well pump specialist can take care of for you.

As a homeowner or landlord, it's your responsibility to make sure your water well is operating as it should. Waiting until the well runs dry completely can be avoided if you pay attention to when the well is starting to fail, especially if it's older and has reached the end of its useful life. In general, your well pump should last around 15 years or so, but the age of the well, its water level, current well pump conditions, and whether you have the unit serviced on the regular or not can all affect this lifespan.

Call your water well pump replacement specialist — there should be a name and number somewhere on your well pump's casing — if you notice any of the following issues. The sooner you turn your unit off and address these problems, the better.

Uneven water pressure or flow

When your well pump starts to fail, it doesn't pump water effectively as it used to. This leads to uneven water pressure or even water spitting. Your water may start and stop — which can be a sign of a low water or sand level as well — only to ebb and flow in pressure. Your water well pump repair specialist will inspect the water levels of your property and the well pump itself and make recommendations for getting a water well pump replacement or doing other tasks to make your well work properly again.

Loud or abrupt sounds from the well

Your well pump will make very loud or grinding sounds if it's running dry or starting to wear out. There may be something as simple as a filter problem causing your well pump to operate poorly or something more complex going on that only your water well pump replacement specialist can fix for you. If you hear strange noises coming from your well pump, especially if there is a change in water supply or pressure, the well pump might be to blame and needs to be fixed.

Your water well pump replacement professional will likely give you a quote for repairs or replacement. Be prepared to have alternate means of getting water until your new well pump comes in and you can schedule to have it installed.