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How To Tell if Your Well Pump Is Bad

Your water well system is something you never want to have to think about. But what happens when it’s no longer “out of sight, out of mind?” Perry’s Pump Repair has over 30 years of experience, and we have seen every problem in the book. While regular maintenance can prevent most issues, sometimes something happens that forces you to take a closer look. This is why we have gathered the most common ways to tell if your well pump is bad. 

What To Look For

When it comes to water well systems, not every problem is going to show itself right away. However, knowing some indicators helps keep you on the lookout for what could be a real problem. There are common signals of a malfunctioning well pump.

Water Pressure

We’ve all taken a shower in a new place and thought, “This doesn’t feel like my normal shower.” But what if that is happening in your own home? A distinct change in your water pressure, whether lower or higher, can be a signal of a malfunctioning well pump or an issue with your pressure tank. 

A shift in pressure may not seem like an immediate problem, especially if you can still go about your normal activities. However, a noticeable change in pressure could be a sign that your well pump is close to breaking down completely. The last thing you want is to try and brush your teeth one morning, only to find the water barely able to drip out of the faucet. 

Noisy Pipes

People sometimes hear humming or possibly even sharper banging sounds from within their walls and their faucets. These noisy pipes and fixtures are good indicators of a possible well pump issue. Often, the sounds result from higher-than-average water pressure pushing through your home’s pipes at such a speed that they vibrate and shake. Hearing clicking from your faucets and fixtures while running is another common sign of irregularity in your well pump and may point to bigger problems.

Discolored or Smelly Water

As for smelly water, many smells can come from your drains, faucets, and water dispensers. Sometimes these smells indicate that there is simply a drain clogged or an old water filter. If you are unsure of where the problem lies, fill a clean glass from the faucet in question and take it into the other room. If the water still smells, call our 24-hour Emergency Service line at (352) 405-9070. 

What Should You Do Next?

If you suspect that there is an issue with your well pump, it is important to call an expert to come and inspect your home’s water system. A faulty well pump can lead to troublesome, costly, and sometimes dangerous problems if left unchecked. Unsafe drinking water can lead to serious illnesses that may not present themselves for weeks or months down the road. Additionally, the shallow water table in North Central Florida makes it easy for groundwater to become contaminated by poorly maintained wells, resulting in penalties from the local government.

A broken water well pump is inconvenient and dangerous to your household, especially if you are not served by the municipal water line. Perry’s Pump Repair has an experienced team with pump repair services available to North Central Florida residents 24/7. Keep your home safe, and contact us for a pump examination and free repair quote.

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