Pulling the Pump
Whatever the cause of your well pump failure, you need an expert that can get your system up and running again as quickly as possible. Our trained professionals can quickly diagnose the root cause of a well pump emergency and offer a solution that works best for your budget and needs.
A submersible pump that is constructed in optimal conditions should last up to 15 years. However, depending on the construction of the well, a pump can fail much sooner than that. For example, wells constructed just PVC pipe versus steel casing with PVC have a higher chance of failure.
Fortunately, well pumps last for many years, but there may come a time when you begin to suspect something isn’t just quite right with your pump. You may have noticed a lack of water pressure or simply turned on a faucet only to find no water.
If the water in your area has significant sediment, it can cause the well pump to wear out more quickly. Any impact to the well, such as hitting it with a car or truck, or a chunk of gravel falling into the well, can cause your well pump to fail prematurely.
We can pull pumps ranging from 0-Feet to 600-Feet below ground. We carry pumps ranging from ½ horsepower to 5 horsepower, however, a pump will be sized that meets your well’s capacity. While pulling the pump we will inspect the drop pipe for possible holes (if Galvanized) or ballooning (PVC), as well as, inspect the electrical cable for any nicks and burns.
How To Tell if Your Well Pump Is Bad
In some situations, pumps will start to wear out when they become clogged with silt or sand, which makes it much harder for the pump to function. It is also not too unusual for a check valve to go bad, which affects the signals to turn pumps on and pressurize pressure tanks. This repeated cycle of turning on and off occurs continuously, which can dramatically increase your power bill.
Some indications your pump needs replacing include.
- Poor Water Pressure
Poor water pressure can occur when insufficient amounts of water are not being pumped and the pump is not able to run at maximum capacity.
- Pump Runs Constantly
If you’ve noticed an increase in your electric bill, it may be caused from a malfunctioning well pump that requires a water well pump repair.
- Sputtering Faucet
A substantial drop in the water table due to drought or other conditions can cause water to sputter as it comes out of your faucet. This indicates that you might have a corroded or broken drop pipe, which connects the water system to the pump.
- Noisy Pipes
People sometimes hear humming or possibly even banging sounds from within their walls and their faucets. These noisy pipes and fixtures are good indicators of a possible well pump issue.