22 Apr Common Issues Affecting Well Pump Performance
If you are the owner of a home that uses a well for water, you may be experiencing problems that are in need of repair. While there are several different types of potential issues that can result in the need of repair, here is a look at the most common causes of well problems.
Length of Service
Just as with any other appliance, a well and its pump can become less effective over time. Generally speaking, well pumps have a life span of about 8 to 12 years. Therefore, if yours is beyond this age, you may need to install a new one. The amount of sediment in your water, the quality of your water and how frequently you use your pump will all have an impact on how long it lasts before needing to be replaced.
Electrical issues can also lead to a need for repairs. Extreme cases, such as a lightning strike, can lead to electrical issues, but they can also be caused by things such as electrical surges and shorts. It may take a week or two after the incident for you to even notice that the pump is in need of repair or replacement.
If your pump was installed incorrectly, you may also find yourself experiencing problems sooner than anticipated. If your well pump was recently installed and you are experiencing problems, it is probably due to improper installation. Of course, you can avoid this problem in the first place by contacting the experts at Pump Service Idaho. With our years of experience and professional training, you can be sure your pump will be installed properly so you can enjoy the most effective and efficient well possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your well water installation or repair!