Signs Of Well Pump Failure
With enough routine pump maintenance, a well pump system can last for more than 25 years. Occasionally, however, malfunctions may happen as a result of corroded piping, power outages, storm surges, and a myriad of other factors. Unfortunately, however, diagnosing well pump problems without professional help is not easy. Most hardware responsible for extracting water from a well is located away from easy access and should be handled only by an expert.
While getting to the root of a well pump problem is best left to a pump repair company, symptoms of a malfunctioning pump are highly noticeable. The following comprise some of the most common problems resulting from well pump malfunction and poor well pump performance.
High Electricity Bills
Well pump systems are praised for their cost-effectiveness and reliability over municipal water sources — provided they are regularly and professionally maintained. If your pump is working overtime, however, your electric bill will be higher than normal. This can be caused by multiple factors. For instance, weather events, like droughts and storms, can lower the water level in your well. With less water available, your pump will work harder to extract water from the well. You may troubleshoot this yourself by not using any water for several hours to allow your tank to replenish. If the problem persists, however, it is time to contact a professional. Consider asking for services like hydrofracturing to help improve replenishment rates in your well.