A “no water” emergency is the last thing any homeowner wants to run into and if you’ve experienced this situation in the past, you’re likely familiar with all of the setbacks it can cause. Aptly named, a “no water” situation occur sin homes where nothing happens when you turn on the tap—that, or you’re met with a sputtering faucet that fails to produce water in enough volume for you to use.
If you encounter a no water situation, you’re almost invariably going to be calling for well pump repairs in Missoula, MT. Why? Because the well pump is going to be the first and most prone culprit to experiencing troubles that might lead to a no water situation. And, when you consider that the sole purpose of a well pump is to get water from your well into your home, it’s not such a mystery as to where they issue lies in a no water situation.
Take a look at five of the most common well pump troubles that might lead to a no water situation and what can be done to correct them or what you’ll be looking at in the way of well pump repairs in Missoula, MT:
- Power failure: Your well pump is powered by electricity… which means if it’s not getting the proper power returned to it, it’s not going to be able to do its job. Often times it’s something as simple as a tripped circuit that can leave a well pump dead, which means basic electrical repairs should be enough to get it back into full working order.
- Drought conditions: If rainfall has been sparse in your area, it could be affecting water levels within your well. While this is a rarer occurrence in modern wells, older wells with older pumps might find that their pumps aren’t placed at the appropriate depth, which could lead to “dry pumping” when water levels fall.
- Wrongly positioned pump: As mentioned in the point above, a pump that’s not placed at the appropriate depths within your well could be a pump that’s subjected to dry pumping often. Have a professional lower your pump if this is a common occurrence and be sure to keep an eye on any issues with excess air in your water lines, which can signal the need for an even lower depth placement.
- Pressure problems: If the pressure in your tank isn’t maintained, you might find yourself with flow issues when it comes to your taps. A pressure bleed in the pump can equate to issues maintaining the right water pressure, which in turn places more stress on the pump itself. From here, any number of issues could take effect, causing grave issues for your water pump and continued well pump repairs in Missoula, MT.
- Pump size issues: If your pump size is disproportionate in relation to your well capacity, it’s going to be more prone when you consider things like no water situations and pump breakdowns. A pump that’s too small can be overworked quickly, leading to issues of breakdowns and pressure maintenance.
If you flip on the tap and nothing happens, you’re likely looking at well pump troubles. Consider the five above problems as you call Camp Well Drilling & Pump Service!