4 Signs That Indicate You Need a New Water Pump
If you have a well installed in your house or business, you have to make sure that it is working perfectly and always has water. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of having one. If your water pump fails suddenly, you will have to face a lot of inconvenience. There are a few signs that indicate you are in need of a new water pump. The following are those signs that you need to look out for:
1. No Water
This is one of the biggest indications that you need to invest in a new water pump. There are several causes why you might be facing this problem. Sometimes, the problem is easily fixable, while other times it is not. Some of the reasons for no water include a blown fuse or broken equipment. You will need help from a professional to determine the problem. You can also seek their advice on whether to get your water pump repaired or replaced.
2. Decreased Water Pressure
Decreased water pressure is another sign that indicates that your water pump might be failing. This issue is usually caused by an array of problems with the pressure tank. If the pressure tank is damaged, the force of the water the pump is supplying will be lower than before. When that happens, make a call to a professional, to come and have a look at it.
Another reason why your water pump might have a decreased water pressure is low underground water volume. For that, you will need to get the pipes cleaned so that the water pumping process improves. An expert will be able to tell you if the problem can be fixed, or if you need to get a new water pump installed.
3. Air Spitting
If the faucet in your house or business is spitting air when you turn it on, then you should consult a pro and get it checked immediately. One of the reasons why you might be facing this issue is due to a leaky pipe. The air enters the pipe through the leak and causes air spitting. This is not generally related to the water pump, but it can cause problems for you later.
Another reason for air spitting is problems with the pressure tank. Call a professional to know what is really going on, and if replacement is the best option for you.
4. Dirty Water
Another major sign that indicates that your water pump needs replacement is dirty water. One of the main reasons why you might be facing this issue may be due to the water pump being installed too far in the well which is bringing in dirt and sand in the water. Another reason is that you might have installed a larger than needed pump. An expert will be able to solve these issues for you and advise you on whether it is time to get a new water pump or not.
Regular maintenance of your water pump will increase its lifespan. It also ensures that the problems get caught early enough to make the repair.
However, if you are facing constant issues with your water pump, then it might be time for you to invest in a new one.
Call the Professionals Today!
Water is an important resource that we all need access to. Give Ries Well Drilling Inc a call to assess if you are in need of a new water pump. We can be reached at (586) 784-9516 for all your water well needs!
We provide Water Well Drilling Services in the following Michigan Counties:
- Macomb County Well Drilling
- Oakland County Well Drilling
- St. Clair County Well Drilling
- Lapeer County Well Drilling