As a private well owner, you gain access to a myriad of convenient advantages — no water bill, access to clean water, and health benefits to boot. However, being a well owner also means you’re on the hook for remediating any problems your well system suffers. One such problem well owners commonly experience is a lack of running water. Turning your faucet and having no water come out is always frustrating, as no running water means you can’t bathe, wash dishes, cook, or even enjoy a refreshing glass of cold water. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps well owners can take to identify and then address the root of their “no water” problem. Below, the experienced well drillers at North Florida Water Systems Inc. explain what to do if there’s no water coming from your well.
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Inspect The Well Pump
First and foremost, check to ensure that the well pump is receiving power. It may sound simple, but who among us can’t recall a time we’ve struggled with a piece of technology only to discover it’s not plugged in/powered on. Open your breaker box to see if any circuit breakers have been tripped. If they have been tripped, flip them back on again. If no breakers appear to be tripped, turn them all off and then back on again to see if that resets your well pump. Still not working? Then, unfortunately, you may have a bigger problem with your well pump. In which case, we encourage you to contact one of our well water specialists to schedule well pump repair!
Ensure There’s Sufficient Water Pressure
One of the most common causes of a lack of water is a sudden drop in water pressure. To investigate if this is the case for you, look at your system’s pressure gauge. This gauge will inform well owners how much pressure is behind the water being directed into their homes. Your pressure gauge should read at least 40 psi, anything less than that, and you’ll need to adjust your pressure tank to increase the psi.
Check The Well’s Water Level
Do you frequently run out of water during even short dry spells? Then your well may not be deep enough and on the verge of running dry. Common signs your well is at risk of drying out include:
- Lack of water
- Discolored water coming from faucets
- Change in the water’s taste
- Faucets sputtering
First, you should check your well’s water level to determine if it’s genuinely running dry. To do so, either contact one of our water well specialists or insert a probe that can measure your well’s water level. Shallow wells that are running dry may need to be deepened to restore water flow.