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4 Signs You Need a Well Repair
As a well owner, you most likely already know the benefits of having a well. After all, a well supplies clean and fresh natural water to your home. Unfortunately, your well won’t last forever. It’s important to be aware of damages to your well when they occur. If you’re not, you put yourself and others at risk of drinking and using unsafe and unclean well water. That being said, here are the top four signs you need a well pump repair.
Typically, wells last eight to ten years. While age isn’t necessarily an overwhelming indicator that it’s time to get a well repair, you should be mindful of it. After all, an older well won’t work as well as a newer one. If your well is nearing eight to ten years, you should definitely consider replacing it. But, if your well is near the half-way mark, you should consider hiring a plumber to inspect the function and quality of your well. After all, five to six years is usually when wells start losing function and showing damage.
Lack of Water Flow
This is one of the most obvious signs that you need a well repair. After all, if no water is coming from your well, then something is obviously wrong. Before hiring a plumber, be sure to check your circuit breaker. Sometimes, all your well needs is a reset to start flowing again.
Low Water Pressure
Water pressure issues occur for numerous reasons, such as pipe damage and pressure tank problems. Regardless of the exact reason why your well has low water pressure, you most likely need a well repair if the water pressure is low because that’s usually an indicator there’s some underlying damage.
Continuously Running Pump
Obviously, a constantly running pump isn’t normal. A pump that constantly runs doesn’t mean that water continuously flows through it. In fact, it means the exact opposite. Your well pump constantly runs when it has issues taking water from your well. That being said, it’s important to hire a plumber to assess what the issue is and fix it, so you can continue utilizing your well water.