Many Dayton, OH, homeowners rely on water wells as their primary source for water in the home. While most wells operate for years without issue, sometimes things break down, and you need quick repairs. At Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’ve been repairing water well issues for over 30 years. Call us to schedule an appointment.
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Signs Your Water Well is Failing
Most water wells use a submersible pump to pump the water to the house, while some wells use jet pumps that sit at the surface. As mentioned, typical water wells operate for many years without incident, but here are a few signs to watch for that indicate trouble.
- The well is pumping air, and you’re not getting as much water as you should.
- The well is pumping sand or sediment.
- Your water pressure is too low.
- Your energy bill has spiked.
- You’ve seen a drop in the water quality.
- The pump continuously cycles on and off.
If you notice any of the above issues, call us for immediate assistance.
Well Pump Replacement Service
The average well pump won’t give off too many warning signs that it’s about to fail. Most Dayton homeowners find out their well pump requires replacing when they try to shower and find low water pressure or no water at all.
The water system comprises two primary components: the well pump and the pressure tank. The pump brings the water from the well to your house, and the pressure tank provides storage and regulates the pressure. When you shower, wash dishes or use your washer, that water comes from the pressure tank.
While it’s difficult to know that a pump is going bad, here are a few signs to watch for.
- The water pressure fluctuates throughout the home
- You hear strange noises like rapid clicking sounds coming from the tank
- The faucets sputter and spit
- Your electric bills have spiked
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Signs You May Need Well Pressure Tank Replacement
The well pressure tank is an essential piece of your plumbing system, so it’s wise to know when things are going bad so you can call for help before you find yourself without water. Watch out for:
- Wide variations in pressure
- Top of the tank feels cold and full
- You have a blown diaphragm
If you’re uncomfortable checking the pressure in the tank or found another issue you can’t handle yourself, call Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air for help.