Do you rely on a well to get water to your home or business? If so, it’s important to be able to recognize if there’s a problem with your well pump. Here are some signs that you may need to replace yours.
1. You have no water One indicator there’s something wrong with your well pump is if there’s no water coming out of your taps. However, it’s best to do some troubleshooting before you consider replacing the pump. Has the circuit breaker tripped? If so, try to flip it back. If it trips again, there may be a problem with your pump, but there also may be an issue with the electricity source or the circuit breaker. You may want to consider reaching out to an electrician to rule out the possibility that there’s an electrical problem. 2. You have air in your pipes Air shooting out of your faucets when you have a shower or use the sink is another possible sign that something is wrong with your well pump. It could be that the pump is sitting above the water line, which will eventually cause your pump to burn out. It could also denote that you have a crack in your pipes. In either case, air coming out of your taps is an indicator that it’s time to call a plumber 3. You have low water pressure If your water pressure has slowed to a trickle, it may mean your well pump is struggling to perform. Alternatively, it could signify that your pump is too small for the size of your well. Another possibility is that there’s a crack in your pipes or pressure tank. 4. Your pump never shuts off If your well pump constantly runs, you need to call a plumber ASAP. Well pumps aren’t designed to work continuously and will eventually burn out if they do. A well pump that never shuts off could be a sign of a leak somewhere in your system or that your pump isn’t able to pull water from the well. 5. Your pump makes funny noises Well pumps are pretty quiet, so if you start hearing whining, gurgling or other weird noises, it’s time to call a professional. Well pump replacement and repairs in Central Ontario At Black Forest Plumbing, we provide comprehensive water well services, including water pump replacements and repairs. Our licensed plumbers have the training required to inspect and analyze your well water system and determine what the problem is. If you suspect you have a faulty well pump, contact us today to schedule a service call.