22 Jun 3 Signs That Your Well Needs to Be Inspected
While most wells are capable of working for many years without any issues, the unfortunate reality is that problems can be developing without showing any early warning signs. Therefore, it is in your best interest to have your well inspected on an annual basis to ensure everything is functioning properly and that your water quality is at an acceptable level. If you have put off annual well inspections, however, there are a few signs that an inspection should be done immediately to help resolve issues before the damage becomes worse. To that end, here is a look at three signs that it is time to call a professional to inspect your well.
Sign #1: Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is characterized by problems with producing the amount of water that you need. Your faucet may begin to produce less water than normal or you may notice your pump cycling on and off more frequently. Low water pressure can be created from a variety of reasons, including scaling on the inside of your pipes caused by hard water, breaks and clogs in the well pump or issues with the pressure tank.
Sign #2: Increased Electric Bill
If your well pump is experiencing blockage, you may experience an increased electric bill as your pump works harder to do its job. As your well runs more frequently, your electric bill increases.
Sign #3: Air in the Water
When you turn on your faucet, the water should come out smoothly. If it spurts and sputters, there is a chance that unwanted gas and air has found its way into your well. This can be caused by a number of factors, including a broken well pump, a low water table or groundwater that is contaminated by methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide or other gasses. Since some of these potential causes can be harmful to your health, it is essential to have your system properly inspected.