Why should I worry about getting my well system maintained if it is working fine?
Well systems can go extended periods without too much concern. However, water well systems that are not regularly maintained can unexpectedly take its toll on the system parts that inevitably lead to unnecessary energy usage, and result in costly electricity bills.
Also, the various mechanical parts of a well system may lose its effectiveness over time, which leads to a reduction in life expectancy to both the water storage tank and the well pump.
These two components are among the most costly items in need of replacement on a well pumping system.
Water well systems need to be checked once yearly as well as at times when you notice any of the following to make sure you don’t need pump repair:
- Air spurts in your well water
- Unusually high electric bills
- Strange clicking sounds
- Loss of water pressure
- Change in the appearance of the water
- Bad Odors
Water troubles that may seem insignificant may also indicate that only a small adjustment or repair work is required.
If such issues are not addressed adequately, it will ultimately result in costly repairs, losing water that requires an emergency call out from a reputed well service repair company in Grants Pass Oregon.
I have encountered low water pressure. Can something be done about this?
Most definitely. There can be a variety of reasons why you’re experiencing low water pressure. Many a time, one can address the issues utilizing a simple adjustment. However, there may be a more significant issue within the well water system that has to be corrected.
Some of these might be a leakage issue in the pipe, either underground in-between the house and the well, or in the well itself.
You may have to contend with an older and weaker pump in need of replacement as the mineral keep clogging up the well water system and therefore restrict the water flow. One shouldn’t have to deal with low water pressure all the time. By conducting a simple well system checkup, you can easily find the source of the issue.
Is the tank in my basement, the well pump?
If it is a blue, water storage tank, then it is part of your well pump system. This proves to be a holding tank, storing water until it runs empty eventually. At this point, it will tell the pump to switch on and draw water from the well.
The well pump will then switch off once the water storage tank is full again. This will save the well pump from having to turn on every time flush the toilet or get some water to drink. It sure helps when you have a larger water storage tank as it extends the life of the pump by holding more water. What is more, the pump is not required to run as often.
Water storage tanks have two internal parts, a water diaphragm towards the bottom section and an air chamber in the top section that is in place to hold air pressure.
It is just a matter of time before the water diaphragm gets overextended due to the air chambers losing air pressure. At the same time, the diaphragm will be damaged and lead to the water tank failing prematurely.
No doubt, well pumps, turning on all the time will eventually burn out. The number one reason for this is due to a water storage tank that failed.
The best way to avoid this from happening is by getting your system regularly maintained.
Bedrock drills are often used to drill a new well. It is equipped with specialized casing to prevent the surface area from experiencing contamination, which can quickly enter the well.
When installing a bedrock well, the expert well service companies Grants Pass such as Siskiyou Pump Service would have to carry out a water flow test to establish the amount of water being delivered or the well yield. Water wells are mostly chlorinated to kill off bacteria. With that out of the way, the pump, water line, and water tank will be installed. At this stage, they would connect the electrical power and test the well to determine if everything functions correctly.