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3 More Tips to Maintain Your Water Well Pump

Using a water well pump for you and your family’s needs is beneficial for many reasons. But if minor issues arise and are not addressed, they can lead to more significant problems for your home. There are some easily actionable steps you can take to maintain your water well pump, a few of which we shared previously. Read on to learn a few more simple ways to stay on top of your water well pump’s health. 

What to Look for In Your Water Well Pump

Keeping your well pump in prime working condition not only keeps you and your family using optimal water for your needs but also helps your pump continue operating well and avoids costly repairs in the future. 

  1. Check the Salt

Salt is an essential component of your well pump’s softening system, but it needs to be at adequate levels to do its job. The amount of salt you need and how often it has to be replenished is dependent on the following factors. 

  • Water softener type
  • Brine tank size
  • Water hardness
  • Household water usage 

Lift your well pump’s brine tank cover to check your salt levels. If the tank is less than half full, add salt to just above the half-full level. If the water level is above the salt, fill the tank to half full. 

Types of Water Well Pump Salts

Your water well pump likely uses either salt pellets or crystals for softening, and it is important to know which type so you can refill your supply correctly. Perry’s recommends salt crystals for their higher purity rate, so if we maintain your pump, that is the type your pump uses. 

  1. Inspect for Pests

If not properly cared for, your well pump is vulnerable to all kinds of Florida pests, including wasps, termites, mosquitos, and cockroaches, to name just a few. Even insects as tiny as ants can wreak havoc on your well pump, eventually causing your water supply to cut off. 

Fortunately, you can check for pests yourself, keeping an eye out for loose or hanging wires, leaks or drips, or visible signs of insects on or around your well pump’s equipment. 

  1. Look for Discoloration

A visible sign that your well pump needs prompt attention is discoloration on your indoor water fixtures or in the water that comes out. Discoloration can result from broken or rusty pipes, sediment, excess iron, or decaying organic matter. Any of these can negatively affect your home’s potable water supply. 

Trust Perry’s to Keep Your Well Pump Healthy

At Perry’s Pump Repair, our expert team has decades of experience in well pump and drilling services, including installation, maintenance, and repair. We also offer water testing, water pressure and storage, comprehensive water treatment systems, and 24-hour emergency service for round-the-clock care. Enjoy worry-free pristine water for you and your family when you rely on Perry’s to keep your home’s water well pump operating as it should. Contact us today to get a quote. 

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