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There aren't many things more difficult than building a business from the ground up. In addition to focusing on bringing in new customers and keeping business deals alive, you might also be stressed about keeping things young, current, and profitable. I started working at my parent's business several years ago, and it really paid off down the road when experience started to come in handy. This blog is here to help you to build a better business, keep your employees employed, and to impress your customers each and every single day you keep the doors open. Check out these posts for more information.


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How To Tell If Your Well Pump Needs Replacing And Which Pump You Need

Dennis Jenkins

Residential water well pumps are almost all submersible pumps because most wells are created by drilling instead of the old method that required a lot of digging. Replacing a water well pump can be challenging, but before you consider that, it is essential to determine if the pump is damaged.

Well Pump Concerns

If you are not getting water from your residential well, you need to determine the reason why before pulling the pump and replacing it with another one. The well may be the issue, not the pump, but there are some signs that can help you determine the problem. 

When you turn on the water in your home, the well pump should come on to provide water to refill the pressure tank. The pump is often loud enough to hear if you are standing next to the well, and you can also feel the vibration of the motor running in the feed line from the pump. 

If you think the pump is failing, it is best to have water well pump services come and check the pump for you. The tech working on the system will take the cap off the well and check for sound or vibrations in the casing when you run the water inside. If the pump does not engage, it will need to come out of the well for further inspection and potential replacement, but if it does come on, your water issues may not be the pump but something else in the system. 

Pulling The Pump

The water well pump sits near the base of your well, and the pump and feed line have water in them. Removing the pump is challenging and typically requires a special lift that sits over the well. The lift attaches to the feed line and then slowly pulls the pump up to the surface. 

Once the well pump is out of the well, the technician can test it to determine if the pump is bad. Replacing the pump with a new one may be necessary, and getting the right pump for your well is vital. 

Residential water well pumps are rated by the motor horsepower and the flow rate of the pump. Both of these can be affected by the distance the pump needs to move the water, so it is essential that if you have a deep well, you have a pump big enough to lift the water to the top. 

The water well pump services tech can help you choose the right one for your system and then install it in the well. Most water well pumps will last seven to ten years, so if your pump is older than that, it may need replacing. 

For more information on water well pumps, contact a professional near you.