Well Water Pumps: Maintenance, Replacement and Repair
Port St Lucie is a beautiful place to live but the elements can wreak havoc on a well water treatment system, especially well water pumps. With private well water not being regulated by the county, it is essential to your health and your home’s plumbing to have a water treatment system installed, maintained, and repaired. Making sure that your system is efficient can reduce plumbing issues and health issues related to the multitude of contaminants in raw water. Eastern Water and Health know how important it is to keep your system maintained and working efficiently because it relates directly to your family’s health and well-being.
Maintenance of Your Jet or Submersible Pumps
You’ve had your system installed, now what? Maintenance of your good pump is important to ensure that you have continuously flowing water for your home. Taking the time to check on your pumps could save you time and money on needing to fix or replace them.
There are two categories of good pumps: jet and submersible. If you have a jet pump, located above ground, here are a few steps to maintain them:
- Be sure to use anti-corrosion products when working with your pump to ensure the longevity of your pump.
- Clean the cooling fans: one of the most important factors of the system for a pump is the cooling fans, as they reduce the possibility of overheating. Overheating can cause irreparable damage to a pump. Take the time to check for debris and clean it out.
- Check for damage or drips: Florida storms can get pretty severe, which can cause issues for an above-ground system. After a storm or periodically, check for any cracks or drips in the pump. While a drip may mean that something needs to be tightened, a crack can mean something you can’t see may be broken. A professional can help you determine the damage and guide you in repairs or replacements.
A submersible well pump is located underground and uses pressure to deliver water from a reservoir to your house. Here are a few maintenance tips for your good system:
- keep the pump lubricated to keep it in working order; see the manufacturer’s manual
- inspect the motor and pump to check for overheating or components that need to be tightened
- if you are noticing any drips, replacing seals or hoses may fix the issue.
Whether you have shallow well jet pumps, deep well jet pumps, four-inch submersible pumps, or submersible good pumps, our team has expertise in checking, maintaining, and repairing them all. Having your system serviced every 3 to 4 years can save you time, headache, and stress, by avoiding costly repairs and replacements. If you notice any of the following signs, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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What Are Signs That Your Well Water Pump is Not Working Well
Despite frequent maintenance, there may come a time when your pump is not the efficient pump it used to be. Here are several signs that your pump is in a state of disrepair:
- Lack of water or change in water pressure
- Odd sounds coming from the pump or tank
- Increase in utility bills
- A constantly cycling or running pump: possibly not getting enough water
- Water spitting from faucets
- Water that appears milky with bubbles (suction pipe, air intake issue)
- Sediment (such as sand) in your water
It can be overwhelming to deal with a system on the fritz, but our professionals are trained in evaluating systems and providing individualized repair plans. Taking the time to seek out maintenance now can save you a larger cost over time.
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Our team of experts is dedicated to helping your system get back to running the way it should. With one call to us, we will visit your house, and assess each storage tank, pressure tank, and pump to determine the cause of the issue you are experiencing. We have the technology and expertise to test the quality of water, gallons per minute (gpm), seals, and hoses (ex. drive seals in a submersible pump), check valves and determine if your pumps work, regardless of pump type. Pump cost or any other repair cost may be of concern, however, we are able to work within your budget and schedule to make the repair happen. Give us a call today, so we can help you on the journey back to cleaner, healthier water.