If your home relies on a water well pump, you are going to have different plumbing needs than other homeowners. When the water well pump fails, you need to know what the issue could be. Here are four things to consider:
The Circuit Breaker: In some cases, the water well pump fails simply because the circuit breaker has blown. You want to check on this first by simply switching it back on. If the pump begins to work again, then there shouldn't be a problem. However, if there is still no water in the home, then you want to completely shut it off and call in the professionals. Completely shutting it off will prevent potential further damages to the pump and give the professionals time to figure out the issue once they arrive.
Drought: If there is a drought in your area, it could affect your pump. If you know that there is a current drought, the pump needs to be placed deeper in the well because the water levels are going to be lower. If you haven't done this or haven't heard of there being a drought, you will still notice that this is probably the issue if you notice cloudy water coming into your home. At this point, you need to move the pump down lower in the well.
Pump Size: If the well pump has failed, it could be sure that you do not have the right pump size. This can change over time because it changes with appliance needs, water needs in the home, and more. Most people will need to change the pump size if they add new water appliances in the home or add a new bathroom, for example, to the home. Be sure that you get this inspected before actually moving forward with getting a new pump size. This way, you know for sure that you are going to purchase the right size and have it installed properly.
Pressure Switch: Much like the circuit breaker, the pressure switch could simply need to be reset if you notice a problem with your water well, so be sure to check this, as well. The pressure switch is usually located on tip of the feed line.
If the above four things have been considered and there is still a problem that is not related to any of the above, then you need to call in a professional for a thorough inspection and diagnoses.
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