The well pump is an important part of your home because it takes the water from the ground and pushes it into your home. A well pump can last between 8 and 15 years, depending on the use and manufacturer. There are some important signs to look for if you are approaching this time period in the life of your well pump. The signs to be on the lookout for that will indicate that you need a well pump replacement are:
- Spitting faucets
- Low water pressure
- Clicking sounds from the pressure tank
- Higher utility bills
- Egg smell
There are many different reasons why a well pump may go out and need replacement. Some of the most common reasons for needing a well pump replacement are:
- Dry Well – if your well goes dry and you turn the water on in your home, the well pump will turn on but there won’t be any water to pump. This can cause it to break down. Installing a low water cutoff switch can help in this situation.
- Poor Quality of Water – If you have sediment, minerals, or bacteria in your water, this can cause the water pump to get clogged and have issues.
- Tank Size – If the tank is too small for the size of home, it will have to work overtime to keep up, which will cause the well pump to go out sooner.
If you believe you may need a well pump replacement, contact us today at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines. We are here to help you when you need us!