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In this day and age, it might seem a little old fashioned to be getting water via a well system. However, there are many excellent benefits to having well water, and for most people, those far outweigh the drawbacks. As someone who has chosen to have well water, however, it is important to know the signs of water pump failure so that you can get your water pump replaced or repaired before it leads to serious problems.
Reduced Water Pressure
Putting your hand under running water feels good, right? Thus, there's no reason not to stick your hand under the faucet whenever you turn the water on. Not only does it feel good, but it will allow you to familiarize yourself with what your standard level of water pressure should feel like.
If you make this a regular practice, you'll be able to tell when you experience a reduction in water pressure. When you do happen to notice reduced pressure, it usually means that there is a problem with your water pump or with some other part of your water system. In any case, if you notice a reduction in water pressure, it's time to call in the professionals and let them have a look.
A Burst Pipe
If you do happen to experience low water pressure or if your water won't turn on at all, this could be the result of a burst water pipe somewhere in your system. And, when water pipes burst, the bursting usually has something to do with your water pump.
If you know where your pipe system is located on your property, all it takes is a quick listen near the pipes. If you hear running or gushing water, you'll know you have a leak.
While there are many over the counter leak fixing systems, these are best avoided. Without the proper know-how, the last thing you want to do is to dig into sensitive systems. Furthermore, the problem is usually bigger than just the burst pipe itself; there are often root causes involved. Thus, "at home" fixes usually offer a temporary solution at best, so it's smartest to call in the pros for some help.
Construction and Installation Issues
Unfortunately, not all wells are built to last. If you had your well and water pump installed by a contractor or if you did it yourself, you might be in for a world of trouble.
If you have been experiencing well and water pump problems from the get-go, then that's usually a sign that there's a bigger problem, a problem related to the whole system and its installation at stake. When that's the case, or when any of these other problems present themselves, the best thing you can do is to "suck it up" and finally let a true professional, such as the Nickerson Company, help you.