If you have a backyard well system, one of the things you can be confident in is that your faucets won’t be running dry any time soon. You can thank your well pump for this, as it works tirelessly to pump water to your storage or pressure tank. However, there comes a time when you can no longer rely on it for your water needs. When this happens, you might find yourself considering a well pump replacement.
But not all well pump problems require a new one. Sometimes, a quick repair is all that needed to keep the water running. With that in mind, there are some signs that can help you determine whether it’s the right time for a well pump replacement.
- Persistent low water pressure. Well pumps are mechanical devices, so they have a limited lifespan. They lose power and become less efficient over time, which leads to consistently low water pressure in your plumbing. It’s usually worth replacing your well pump in such instances.
- Dirty water. If you start noticing smelly or discolored water, then it might be time for a well pump replacement. Silt and other sediments can build up in your pump, wearing it down gradually. Eventually, a filter replacement will not be enough to clean your water, in which case you’ll need to get a new pump altogether.
- Frequent repairs. Although regular maintenance is necessary to keep your well pump at its best, frequent repairs can be a headache. They are also costly in the long-run, which is uneconomical. It’s also a sign that your well pump has exceeded its useful life.
If you encounter any of these signs, give us a call today. We’ll inspect your existing well pump’s condition and advise you on the best course of action.