If you live outside of city limits, you are probably using a private well. When your water comes from a private well, a well pump is installed to pump water to your home. These pumps serve as the heart of your water system. When your pump goes out, your water will stop. It can be hard to tell if your pump is worn and needs to be replaced. Here are some things to look for that will determine if well pump replacement is necessary.
- You have no water flow throughout your house.
- There is little to no water pressure, also known as “spitting.”
- Your well pump runs and never turns off or you notice a higher electric bill.
These are general signs your well pump is bad and needs to be replaced. Well pump replacement isn’t an easy job and is not something you typically want to do yourself. The process can be pretty strenuous depending on how deep your well is. To start, you need to pull the existing well pump out, which, without proper equipment, can be very difficult. Then, there are a few decisions to make that will impact the lifespan of your new pump. These decisions include determining the pipe you use on your new well pump and if your pump needs new wiring. All these things can be overwhelming if you try to figure it out on your own. Don’t let the daunting task of replacing your pump cause you to stress. Give us a call today at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, and we will take care of your well pump replacement for you.