Posted on: 3 October 2016
Of all the different well pump types that are available for a private residential water well, a submersible or deep well pump is perhaps the most common. Deep well pumps are situated down in the well where they are less likely to sustain damage and usually have a really long lifespan. However, eventually, these well pumps will get old enough that problems will come up. The only downfall to a deep well pump is that hands-on examination means pulling the pump from its position inside the well. Yet there are actually a lot of problems you can diagnose with your submersible well pump just by being observant of water behavior in your home.
Problem: Your water spits and sputters when coming through the faucet.
Cause and Solution: In most situations, a spitting and sputtering faucet is simply a sign that the water level deep inside your well has changed and your deep well pump can no longer reach the water enough to inlet a reliable flow without taking in air. Lower your pump a bit, but if you still see the problem occurring, it is best to have a professional take a look. The deep well pump's motor could be failing or your water level in your well could be dangerously low.
Problem: You turn on the faucet and get water only intermittently.
Cause and Solution: If your pump seems to only be supplying water to the house sometimes and not others, it is definitely a sign of trouble. In most cases, there is an electrical problem involved that is preventing the pump from running when it should. Go out to your water well and listen to see if you can hear the pump running when water should be being pushed through the lines. If you don't hear anything, call up a deep well pump repair contractor for advice or a free assessment of the issue.
Problem: The water pressure keeps decreasing with time.
Cause and Solution: When a well pump motor fails, it most often shows a gradual decline in its ability to pump water. You will see a decline in how much water pressure you have in the house. You may notice a slight change in water pressure at first, but the change will quickly progress in such a way that you may just see a small stream of water being produced after a few weeks or even a few days.
Contact a company like Modern Pump & Equipment for help diagnosing and repairing any pump problems your well is having.Share