Have you been having problems with your water well pump? Depending on what you’ve been experiencing, the problem may have passed the point at which making repairs is reasonable or affordable. Instead, it might be time for you to start looking into well pump replacement in Missoula, MT.
You can typically pinpoint whether your pump is having problems when you notice signs such as decreased water pressure, dirty water, strange noises, air leaks or high electric bills. Additionally, any type of factor that puts undue strain on the pump could also cause its failure. Here are just a few situations in which the pump could fail, causing you to need a new one:
- Expansion tank loses its pressure: An expansion tank is a closed container that the pump fills with water. As water goes into the tank, the air becomes compressed, typically with the assistance of a vinyl air-filled bladder. Compression continues until pressure gets high enough that it trips the pressure switch. Whenever someone turns on a water faucet, the tank’s air pressure squeezes the bladder, which leads to water coming out. Then, if enough water is used to lower the pressure, the switch will turn on the pump again, repeating the cycle. However, if something happens to the tank that causes it to lose its pressure, the pump is forced to work overtime to fill up the tank, which makes a pump failure more likely.
- Lack of maintenance: If you have neglected general well pump repairs or maintenance over the years, you’re more likely to experience a pump failure and need to purchase a new one earlier than you otherwise would have. Common repairs include replacing the tank and the pressure switch, as well as routine maintenance sessions. Making these repairs is important, as purchasing a whole new pump is significantly more expensive than engaging in regular maintenance.
- Power outages: Unless you have a backup power supply on hand to power the well pump in case of emergencies (such as a backup generator or an extra battery), the pump is likely to fail if it loses electricity. Therefore, it’s important to be prepared for potential power outages, as they could become quite costly if you do not have backup.
A good submersible well pump should last you approximately 25 years. If you want to avoid having to make an early replacement, keep up with your routine maintenance and repairs and make sure you are doing everything in your power to keep the pump functioning at its peak capability.
When you do need to seek out well pump replacement in Missoula, MT, make sure you work with a team of professionals that has a lot of experience in the area in helping people maintain and install well pumps. At Camp Well Drilling and Pump Service, we have more than 60 years of experience in helping customers with water well drilling, well pump service, water well installation and much more. Contact us today with any questions you have.