If you count on a well pump to provide your family with the water that it needs, you need to make sure that you are always well aware of the signs that indicate the need for a professional repair. To help you do this, you should take a few moments to check out the following signs of trouble.
A Lack Of Water
While a lack of water is an obvious sign that something is wrong, it does not always indicate that there is a need for a professional well pump expert. You might be dealing with nothing more than a blown fuse, so you might want to check that fuse first. Your pipes could be clogged as well, so check to see if you are able to get any water in any other places in your home or outside on your property, such as in the sheds, barns, or pavilion areas that have water lines ran to them. If you are completely out of water, then it may indeed be time to call in a professional. The pump might have a blown motor and needs to be repaired or completely replaced.
Poor Water Pressure
If you have water still coming through all of your faucets, but find that the pressure is not what it used to be, you will want to investigate quickly. The longer you wait to find the problem, the more likely it is that you could someday find yourself without any water whatsoever. Before having your submersible well pump replaced, you might first want to investigate potential problems that are above ground, since they are easier to gain access too. For example, the pressure tank, which is above ground but usually located in the well house, might have a leak in the tank or in one of the lines. If that is the case, then that would account for the poor water pressure. However, if everything above ground appears to be just fine, then it is most likely the water pump that is starting to malfunction.
Pump Doesn't Stop Running
Your well pump should not continuously run, and if it does, that is a clear sign that something is wrong. Even though it might be underwater, you should be able to hear a soft humming sound when it is running and it should only run as needed. If you find that it is always running, then there is a very good chance that the pump has a bad sensor or that the on and off switch has malfunctioned. Either way, you will want a professional repair technician to diagnose and repair the problem for you.
With those three signs in mind, you will find that it is easy to know when to call in for professional assistance so that you will never be without water for longer than necessary.