While water well pumps are designed to last for many years, these pumps will not last forever. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not aware of the fact that their well pump needs repair or replacing until it stops delivering water to their homes. Thankfully, you can often avoid finding yourself in this same situation by taking the time to look for a few common warning signs that your water well pump requires replacement. Continue reading below to learn more about three of these common warning signs.
Warning Sign #1: Your Well Pump Cycles On And Off Frequently
A well pump that is not functioning properly will need to work harder in order to keep up with the demand for water in your home. This often results in the pump cycling on and off far more frequently than it normally does. If you notice that your well pump seems to be turning on multiple times within a relatively short period of time, there is a good chance that it is time to replace your well pump. Contacting a plumber to further investigate the problem will allow you to determine whether the existing pump can be repaired or if you are better off simply replacing it.
Warning Sign #2: Your Well Pump Has Become Louder
While all water well pumps create some noise when running, the noise produced by these pumps should be relatively consistent regardless of how old your water system may be. If you notice that your pump is much louder than it once was, this is a good sign that something is wrong and needs to be checked out by a reputable repair contractor.
Warning Sign #3: Your Faucets Spit Air When Turned On
Do your faucets spit air when you first turn them on or is there a delay after turning on the faucet before the water starts to flow? If so, there is a good chance that your well pump is in need of repair or replacement. This is because as your well pump begins to fail, it will struggle to pull enough water from your well in order to fill your pressure tank. This can result in air bubbles getting stuck in the pipe. When you turn on your faucets, this air is released along with the water. This is what causes your faucets to spit when they are first turned on. If you are experiencing this type of problem, it is best to contact a well repair contractor as soon as possible in order to avoid a complete pump failure.
Contact a local plumber to learn more about water well pump replacement.