If your home relies on a well for water, an issue with your well pump can create serious issues. Whether the pump is simply malfunctioning or has completely failed, your access to water in your home might be restricted. Here are just some of the indications that your well pump is failing and is in need of repair or replacement.
It's not unheard of for some level of air to come out when you turn your faucet on. However, there should be more water than air. When you turn on a faucet in your home and there is water spitting, meaning the water looks like it's being spit out of the faucet instead of flowing out, this is the result of a problem with the well pump.
It's generally an indication that the pump is taking in too much air, causing a build-up of air within the water line. It's also not uncommon for dirt and other debris to come out of the faucet when experiencing this issue.
If you used to look forward to showers at night, but they are less enjoyable now because the water seems to be flowing out at more of a trickle pace – this is a cause for concern. Low pressure issues occur when the pump is not taking in an adequate amount of water from the well and that there is not a high enough level of water within the reserve tank.
Decreased pressure can cause issues when it comes to how your dishwasher functions and even your washing machine. Additionally, the longer you allow the problem to fester, the more the water pressure will decrease over time.
Increased Energy Bills
If your energy bills seem to be increasing and you haven't made any changes that would justify this hike, it might be time to look at your well pump. This is especially the case if you are experiencing other issues with the pump.
In many instances, a pump that is failing will often work longer and harder. Since this means more energy usage, you will also see an increase in your bill. Keep in mind that this issue won't just increase your energy costs, but it also increases wear and tear on the unit, leading to even greater repair needs.
These concerns represent just some of the indications that might point to a problem with your well pump. If you suspect a problem with your pump, make sure you are having it looked at promptly by a pump repair professional to prevent further damage.