With the holidays just around the corner, you’re making plans, and the coming season looks bright. From serving up a Thanksgiving feast to hosting friends and family for Christmas, the house will be a very busy place. The last thing you need this time of year is a broken water pump.
You depend on regular inspections and maintenance to take care of the system, but bad things can happen to good water pumps. If you know what to look for, you can often spot trouble in time to avoid an emergency repair call.
How Good Pumps Go Bad
While you enjoy the low cost and superior quality of well water, the technology that delivers it to your tap can develop problems. Ground water sediments act as abrasives in pump components, and mineral buildup takes a toll. If your pressure tank isn’t correctly sized, the pump has to cycle harder to keep up with usage. Electric cabling hit by power surges, shifting well screens and even biofilm can interfere with pump performance.
Signs of Water Pump Failure
Most well pump problems develop slowly over time. When it’s running properly, your pump can handle 10 to 15 gallons of water per minute and 20 to 25 gallons per minute for lawn irrigation. Once it begins to malfunction, you’re facing potential pump failure. If you notice any of these signs, give us a call here at Aqua Solutions right away.
- Low water pressure
- Odd noises from the well or pipes
- Constant pump cycling and increased electric bills
- Dirty or cloudy water
- Pressure tank gauge readings below 20 psi
The High Cost of Damage
Running water is something that everyone takes for granted. You expect 15 years of operation from a submersible well pump and 10 years from an above-ground jet model. When the equipment fails, it upsets the entire household routine. The average cost of water pump repair tops $700 and can run as high as $2000. Often, pump failure affects other well components, and that adds to the repair bill. Annual inspection and maintenance are your best preventative strategies for making sure that your good water pump doesn’t go bad.
We’re Here for You
We’re always happy to share information that helps you get the most out of your home’s water system. Aqua Solutions takes care of water pumps, wells and more all across Monmouth and Ocean County. We’re here for you with the best well services in New Jersey, so just give us a call for repairs, maintenance and installations. From our family to yours, we wish you a great holiday season.