How to Know When You Need a
Well Pump Replacement

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How to Know When You Need a Well Pump ReplacementThe health of your well pump is extremely important, especially if you are on your own private well. A well pump lifts the water up from the ground and pumps it into your storage tank. Well pumps do sometimes have problems and break down. Here is a list of symptoms your house may experience. This list will help you to identify the problem and aid you in knowing when it is time for a well pump replacement.

  • Air in the lines – If you are getting air sputtering out of your faucets, then it may be possible that the water table has lowered and you need a well pump replacement at a lower level to meet the new water table level.
  • Foul-smelling water – This also can mean that your existing well pump has an insufficient amount of water to pump into the storage tank. Your well pump replacement can be installed at a lower level.
  • Size – The size of your well pump does matter. The size is determined by its amount of use. If you have added a bathroom to your home, you may need to upgrade your well pump to a larger one.

If you encounter one of these issues, then you may need a well pump replacement. This is not a simple task, and we highly recommend that you call a qualified and experienced plumbing company. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we have decades of experience and can help you diagnose, purchase and install your new well pump.