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Should I Repair or Replace my Well Pump?

Your home’s well pump is the heart of your water system. For that reason, it’s important to have a properly functioning one to avoid costly repairs. If you suspect something is wrong with your well pump, or haven’t checked on it in a long time, take a look at some of the signs that you should get it repaired or replaced immediately. 

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Your Water is Dirty

If you see any unusual particles in your water such as sand, dirt, or sediment, this means that there’s something wrong with your well pump and you should have it repaired or replaced immediately. There are a variety of reasons as to what’s causing your well pump to produce dirty water such as:

  • It’s too large
  • It’s placed too far down 
  • Its filter screen is torn or damaged

Regardless of the reason, it’s important to have a professional come fix the problem for you. 

Air is “Spitting” From the Faucet

When you turn the water faucet on, do you hear the stream of water being interrupted? You’d compare this sound to like hearing air bubbles coming through the pipes along with your water. If this is the case, it may be because your well pump isn’t able to efficiently pull water up and is instead pulling in air. This indicates a problem with your well pump and it should be repaired by a professional plumber

You Experience a Decrease in Water Pressure

Like air “spitting” from the faucet, a decrease in water pressure can be an indicator that your well pump isn’t able to draw in as much water. However, this isn’t always the case. It could also be due to:

  • Your well pump is too small
  • A hole in the pressure tank
  • Iron bacteria buildup

A decrease in water pressure is never a good thing, have it looked at and fixed before your water system fails altogether. 

Higher Than Usual Electric Bill 

If you notice a sudden increase in your electric bill, it could be because of your well pump running constantly. Your well pump shouldn’t be constantly running, but when it does, it’s trying to maintain its normal water pressure. It could be working overtime to maintain the usual water pressure because:

  • There’s a drop in the water table
  • There’s a leak in a plumbing fixture
  • The pump is deteriorating

Let Us Assess Your Well Pump 

Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating can help determine the problem with your well pump, and fix it quickly and efficiently. If you’re looking for Eldersburg, MD well pump repair, we’re the plumbing company for you. Call or contact us to get your well pump back in order today! 

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