As the owner of a private water well, you are responsible for your own water supply. While this has many benefits, it also means you need to know what to do when you experience issues with the well. By keeping an eye out for the following issues, you can get a better idea of when it’s time to call a professional for water well repairs.
When you are in need of water well repairs, the first sign of damage may end up being to your wallet. Issues with your water well can significantly increase the cost of your utility bills. When something goes wrong with any of the systems associated with your water well, it often causes the well pump to run constantly. This can be from a faulty pipe or bad seal that needs to be replaced, among other possibilities. Similarly, if you notice an increase in water usage but not pressure then this could indicate a leak.
Beyond traditional plumbing issues, water well owners also need to think about issues unique to their well. For example, an improperly drilled water well or one experiencing a drought may not have a high enough water table to meet your property’s demands. This will result in the water pump running continuously, which will be reflected on your utility bill.
When you turn on your faucets, do they sputter with air bubbles? This is a common issue that points toward the need for water well repairs. This could be due to plumbing issues inside or outside of the water well. If a pipe connecting the faucet to the well breaks, air will get sucked up with the water and sent down toward the faucet. If the groundwater is too low within your well, air can get sucked up by the pump. A well pump is supposed to be fully submerged in water, but a dry well will expose the pump to air. It’s best to call a professional provider of water well repairs if you encounter this issue.
If you notice that your water is discolored or has an unappealing smell or taste to it, that is your indication to have someone check on the well. There are multiple reasons why your water could be like this. One is silt, sand, and dirt getting kicked up inside your well. This turbidity in the water will affect how it looks, tastes and smells. Another possibility is that corrosion in your pipes is entering the water, giving it a metallic taste. You may require well water repairs, plumbing repairs or you may just need to have your well water tested and treated.
If you are experiencing low water pressure, you could have a clog in your pipes, a damaged water pump, or a well that is almost fully dry. You will need a professional to diagnose and carry out water well repairs if the issue isn’t a result of your inside plumbing. If you share your water well with other people, there’s an easy way to find out if the issue is plumbing or well related. If they are all experiencing low pressure, it’s probably the well. If no one else is having issues, the problem is likely with your pipes.
If you are in the North Carolina area and thinking about drilling a well, Triad Drillers is the team for the job. During an estimate, we will examine and evaluate your needs and determine the best way to execute them. We know how important this investment is to you which makes it important to us! Call us for any of your pump system needs!