If your home uses a well as its primary source of water, it is important that you stay on top of problems to catch them early on. If not, you could end up in a situation where you do not have working water from your well, making it very difficult to get by until you can have the problem fixed. Here are some problems to look out for that can let you know your well's pump is going to fail soon.
The Water Pressure Is Weak
While having a well pump that has failed is clear to identify due to the lack of running water, you need to know how to identify a pump that's about to fail. This often happens when the water pressure coming out of your faucets seems weaker than how it once was. While weak water pressure can be due to a variety of reasons, such as a water line that is broken or has a leak, it is very possible that your well pump is not able to perform as its peak performance due to something being wrong with it. Have a professional come out to your home and inspect the pump so that you can catch a potential problem before it fails completely.
The Electric Bill Is Much Higher
Did you recently get your electricity bill in the mail and notice that it is much higher than it usually is? This could be due to a well pump that's failing. If the well pump has low water pressure, it likely needs to run much longer to get you the water that you need. This can result in a higher electric bill due to an appliance that is running much longer than it did in the past. It is also possible that the check valve of the pump has failed. This will cause a cycle where the water pumps the water away, it comes back into the well, and then the pump runs again to pump out the water
The Faucets Produce Water With Air Pockets
Have you noticed your faucets behaving weirdly where it seems like the flower of water is interrupted due to pockets of air? This can be caused by the well pump starting to fail and not being able to pull all of the water that you need into the water line going to your house. While this can happen from not using the water for quite some time, such as returning from a vacation, be aware if the problem starts happening all the time. If you are encountering any of these problems, reach out to a specialist to help repair your well pump.
For more information on well pumps, reach out to a local well pump company.