Water usage in our homes may vary, but there is no question as to its importance in our day-to-day lives. Your well pump helps get water to your sinks, toilets, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerators, and so forth. Just imagine not being able to use each of these things for even just one day. When you have problems with your well pump, you’ll find you are having problems all over your home. Here are just a few signs that the problems you are seeing might mean you need well pump replacement:
1. Decreased water pressure. You would likely notice this first in faucets and showers. Over time, the pressure will continue to decrease until one day you might turn on a faucet and get no water at all. This could be a sign of your pump wearing out and that well pump replacement is needed.
2. An unusually high electricity bill. After factoring out other possibilities (such as changes in the weather, and so forth) this could be a sign that your pump is failing and needs to run continuously to maintain water pressure.
3. Loud noises in pipes or air spitting from the faucets. Each of these is a possible sign of a failing pump and indicates the potential need for well pump replacement. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is wise to have them checked out immediately so that they do not lead to costlier damage from prolonged lack of maintenance. Call us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines so we can assess the problem and get you back on your way to clean, freely flowing water when and where you need it.