3 Signs That There Is A Water Pressure Issue With Your Well Pump

Posted on: 25 July 2016

When you use the water from your well, you probably expect for it to come out with the right amount of pressure. However, if there is an issue with your well pump or another component of your well's system, you could face problems with water pressure. These are a few signs that your well pump needs repair.

1. You Notice a Reduction in Pressure

The first and most obvious sign that there is an issue with your well pump is if there is a noticeable reduction of water pressure somewhere in your home. If you only notice the problem in one part of the home, it could be a plumbing issue rather than a well pump issue, since a leak or other similar problem in a pipe can cause this type of problem. If the water pressure issue is noticeable all throughout the home, however, it could be due to a problem with your well pump.

2. Your Pump is Constantly Running

Have you noticed that every time that you go outside, you can always hear your well pump running? Have you noticed a spike in your electric bills and are unsure of the cause? If so, your pump could be working overtime to try to provide you with the water pressure that you need. This can lead to your well pump eventually failing, since it can get too hot and burn out the motor or another component. Plus, you have to worry about the added electric usage.

3. Your Faucets are Noisy

When you turn on your faucets in your home, do you notice a lot of noise? In some cases, when there is a reduction in pressure, faucets can "spit" and make a lot of noise. Not only is this noisy and annoying, but it's also the sign of a problem with your well pump.   

As you can see, there are a few signs that you can look out for if you think there might be a water pressure issue with your well pump. Since proper water pressure is essential for your washing machine, toilets, showers and other parts of your home, these are not problems that you should ignore for any longer than you have to. Instead, you should call a well pump repair professional like Jamison  Well Drilling Inc to diagnose and repair the issue. Then, you can enjoy the water pressure that you are supposed to have.