Need Service for Your Well Pumps in Graham, Washington?
Depending on the location, wells get their water from different sources and different rates. For residents of Graham, well-water is dependably replenished through regular precipitation seeping through the ground.
Which means if there’s any trouble getting water from your well, it’s most likely due to a faulty well pump system.
If you rely on well water for your home, West Coast Plumbing, Pumps & Filtration, LLC has all the experience necessary to expertly identify and solve well pump-related problems that only an experienced plumber can address.
If you’re having issues with your well. Call us for a free estimate.
Signs of a Malfunctioning Well Pump
For the most part, a functioning well pump goes unnoticed. So if you notice any of these signs, it may be time to call for professional help:
Low water pressure. One of the first signs of well pump failure is if there’s a noticeable decrease in water pressure or reduced water flow. In general, modern well pumps are as efficient and pressurized as municipal plumbing. So if well water pressure seems to be weaker than normal, your pump is one of the first places to look.
Short Cycling. Not only does short cycling mean there is a loss of air pressure in the pressure tank, but if left unchecked, the physical stress of short cycling will cause damage to the well pump itself. Short cycling means your pump turns off, but then on again in a much shorter-than-expected period of time.
No water flow at all. For most well pump owners, problems with their pump will become evident long before there’s a total stoppage in water. If there’s an abrupt interruption to water flow, that is usually an indicator of an electrical component failing in the water pump system.
Causes of Pump Failure
There are a number of reasons why a well pump might not be able to do its job. But for most pumps, one of the following problems is typically to blame:
Faulty Control Panel. Most modern well pump systems include a convenient pressure control unit that allows the homeowner to adjust the flow of the water into the home. Working as a secondary unit to the main supply pump, the water pump pressure control unit is often found in the home, where the water enters the house.
Clogs. A common cause of clogs to your well pump system is mineral build up. Because well water filters through the ground, well pumps collect minerals carries by water in the saturation process. Over time, the build-up can be enough to cause clogs that affect water pressure or total blockages.
External water draws. While not a cause of failure, increased water use means a greater demand than certain well pumps can keep up with. If there’s been a change to your water needs, a more robust pump system may be needed.
Expert Troubleshooting of Your Well Pump
Modern well pumping systems consist of several components delicately working in unison. Which means it takes an expert like West Coast Plumbing, Pumps & Filtration to single out the problem and fix it in a way that doesn’t cause additional trouble down the line.
If your own troubleshooting doesn’t reveal the source of your well pump woes – and you’ve ruled out issues like your main water line or water filtration system being at fault – call West Coast Plumbing, Pumps & Filtration to come out and take a look at your entire system.