It’s not necessarily a complex system, but when your well pump is on the fritz, it can seem like there are a million different things that could have gone wrong. However, a well pump replacement doesn’t have to mean a headache as bad as you might imagine. To help you understand the process, the professionals at North Florida Water Systems Inc. are sharing everything you need to know about well pump replacements so you can make the best decision about your well water system.
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Troubleshooting Well Pump Issues
Don’t assume the worst just because your well pump isn’t working properly. There are actually some well water troubleshooting tips that you can try before contacting your local water well company. In fact, the issue might be with the well itself, in which case, you may require new well drilling. If you’ve tried everything and all clues still seem to be pointing towards the well pump, you may be able to save money with water pump repairs. However, depending on the type and how old your pump is, it may end up being more cost-effective just to invest in a new pump. A specialized technician will be able to help break down the cost for repairs versus replacement.
Choosing The Replacement
When it comes to choosing a well pump replacement, the two types you should know about are submersible pumps or jet pumps. A jet pump will be installed above ground, making maintenance easier, and is ideal for homes with shallow wells. These pumps also require a pressurized water tank to be installed in the home. A submersible pump is placed below the water line and is ideal for homes with deeper water levels. A submersible pump may or may not require a pressurized water tank, depending on the available water flow. Hand pumps are also available to accommodate wells with varying levels of water.
Once a new pump is installed, it’s important to understand the maintenance required to keep it running at its best. The technician who installed it will be able to provide you with details for your specific model. However, it’s important to schedule professional service if you’re ever unsure about any aspect of maintenance. With the right maintenance, a well pump can last as long as fifteen years!