Wells supply fresh clean water to over 43 million Americans and when their wells begin to act up, it can spell disaster. Knowing the early signs that something’s wrong with your system can save you tons of money on costly repairs. Here are four signs that you need a water pump repair in Sonoma County.

  1. Water Contaminants

While not necessarily a sign that your water pump needs repair, contaminants can cause early wear and tear. Some of the older models of jet pumps may be more prone to having particles of dirt, sand, or other debris move through the pump mechanisms and out of your kitchen faucet. However, submersible pumps are installed beneath a non-porous bedrock, protecting it from these types of contaminants.

If you do notice particles in your water, it’s a good idea to have a qualified technician exam the system. You should also have your water tested just to ensure it is safe.

  1. Low Water Pressure

Is there anything more disheartening than expecting a nice, hot shower, only to have an annoying trickle dribble out of your shower head? Low water pressure is a good indication that something is not working right in the system. There are a number of reasons you could suddenly lose pressure, including:

  • A Burst or Leaking Pipe
  • Leaks in the Pressure Tank
  • Faulty Pressure Switch
  • Leaks in the Mechanical Seal
  • Pump needs Re-primed
  1. Continuous Running or FrequentStarts

Another sign that your well system needs a water pump repair in Sonoma County is if it has frequent starts or begins to run nonstop. Not only will this wear out the water pump a lot quicker, but it will also potentially cause damage to your plumbing from an over pressurization blow-out.

  1. Strange Noises

Unless you work in sound effects, hearing strange noises likely is not a good thing. Any number of issues can cause your water pump to make strange sounds. If you notice a grinding, rattling, shedding or other unusual sound coming from your water pump, then you are likely going to need some kind of water pump service.

For more information about detecting problems with your water pump or to request a consultation for water pump repair in Sonoma County, please contact the experienced team at Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. today.