To the dismay of well owners, there are not many signs of a well pump going bad that occur prior to the point at which professional intervention is required. Most likely, you will find out you need a repair or a replacement at an inopportune time—like right before a shower, or when you need to brush your teeth. It’s times like these that you’ll lament not keeping a closer eye on your well pump. To fix the problem as soon as possible you can rely on Paramount Well Service, a full service well company that specializes in residential well pump repair in Hunterdon County.
Troubleshoot Your Well Pump
A home’s water system is usually made up of two important parts: the pressure tank and the well pump. The well pump pulls the water from the well, while the pressure tank stores it and regulates the home’s water pressure. Essentially, when you wash the dishes, shower, or run the washing machine, that water is pulled from the pressure tank. Because of this, it’s important to discern whether or not the problem lies in the well pump or in the pressure tank itself.
Some of the more common indicators of a faulty pressure tank and well pump include:
- Rapid clicking sounds or strange noises coming from the tank
- Fluctuations in water pressure throughout the home
- Scalding shower water
- Spitting faucets
- High electricity bills
Clicking Sound and Noisy Pressure Tank
A failed pressure tank bladder can be extremely hard on the well pump’s internal electric motor and can drastically reduce a pump’s overall life expectancy. Right when you hear a noise, it’s imperative to call us immediately so that we can get to the root of the problem.
Leaking pressure tank bladders can cause sporadic air spurts which result in water “spitting” out of faucets.
Scalding Shower Water
Due to older showers having two or more handle valves, pressure tanks can become unbalanced, especially when they’re not operating properly. This allows hot and cold water to seep into other pipes, causing random hot and cold spurts.
High Electricity Bills
If you see your electric bill creeping up month after month, you may want to consider inspecting the pressure tank and well pump, although we recommend giving us a call to ensure a professional and thorough inspection.