3 Well Pump Maintenance Tips to Avoid Costly Repairs
Water is a very important part of our everyday lives and, as more and more people are being required to spend all of their time at home, we are placing increased demands on our well pumps. This is precisely what they were made for and a quality well pump should last you for many years but, when your water well starts having issues, it can be very disruptive-especially with everything else already going on around us.
How to Get the Maximum Life Out of Your Well Pump and Water System
A well pump, after all, is a machine and no machine lasts forever but, with proper use and the right care, you can get far more “bang for your buck”. Outside of purchasing quality made products and having them installed by a reputable professional, one of the best ways to ensure you will get the maximum life out of your system is to keep them properly maintained.
Here are our top three tips to make sure your entire water system runs smoothly and you have clean and consistent water for the life of your well pump.
- Visually check the well cover, pressure tank, pump, and pipes on a regular basis. This is to ensure that they are intact and not damaged. Look for rust, corrosion, cracks, or visible leaks. Damaged pipes and worn parts can cause your pump to work harder to maintain the right water pressure for your home and eventually burn out your pump. In addition to this, cracks can allow unwanted bacteria, chemicals, or other substances into the well water. Neglect is one of the #1 causes of poor pump performance and, in our humid environment, it is recommended that you have your pump and pressure tank inspected on a bi-annual basis.
- Run the water and listen. Does your system turn on and off properly? If it doesn’t stop running or runs sporadically, it could be a sign of much larger problems. They could indicate a problem with your pressure switch, air in the pressure tank, or underlying problems with the pump itself. If these items are not addressed in a timely manner, they will cause the pump to work harder and reduce its lifespan.
- Keep an eye on the water in your home. If you’ve been experiencing irregular water pressure from your sink or shower, it could indicate that the pump is wearing out. Does the shower get scalding hot every time you flush the toilet? Or, have you seen a jump in your electric bills (without making any other changes)? Any of these things might indicate a problem and should cause you to consider calling a professional to inspect your system and pressure tank.
Contact Perry’s Pump Repair for All Your Water System’s Needs
Be sure to choose Perry’s Pump Repair to handle all of your inspection and maintenance needs. Perry’s is one of the highest-rated well & pump service providers in the state of Florida, with over 30 years of experience installing and maintaining water wells and all associated systems.
Our services are available 24 hours a day, and our technicians have the skills and knowledge to offer professional advice or diagnose the cause of any problem quickly and efficiently. In addition to this, we are the only local company that offers financing options for well & pump services to support our valued customers.