Over 15 million households in the USA rely on private water wells for their drinking water. But when you’re so busy it’s often easy to forget to keep your well pump in proper working order.
But it’s really important that your well pump, and the rest of the system, is maintained properly, or you may find yourself without running water. Prevention is always better than the cure in this case!
With that in mind, here are 5 simple tips on how to maintain a well pump.
1. Remember to Clean the Cooling Fans
Overheating is a serious problem, and if your pump’s motor cooling fans aren’t kept clean this can contribute to long-term damage of your pump.
Clean out any debris like dry leaves or cobwebs that have become caught up in there.
Overheating can eventually damage your pump beyond repair, so make sure you’re cleaning it regularly to extend its lifetime.
2. Use Anti-Corrosion Products
Anti-corrosion products are a cheap and effective way to keep your well pump working as it should.
This is a key part of how to maintain a well pump effectively, as corrosion can severely affect the operation of the pump.
3. Are There Any Drips?
If you’re noticing dripping water from either your pump or other parts of the system, there may be a problem.
It might just be a case of tightening things up, but you may actually have to replace parts from time to time too. A professional can help to advise you on the cause of, and solution to, all sorts of problems if you don’t have the time to figure it out yourself.
4. Check With Your Eyes
Storms can cause heavy damage to all buildings and equipment, including your pump.
So after an event like this, it’s important you go outside and check your pump for damage. If there are visible cracks or indents, it’s a good idea to have them checked out.
Even if everything looks fine on the outside, if you or a member of your family saw the pump being struck – for example by a branch – during a storm, it could still be a good idea to get it seen to by a professional.
5. Have Your Pump Serviced
Every three or four years, it’s a good idea to have your pump inspected by an expert to make sure it’s in working order.
A good pump should last for a decade or more, but most will only reach that sort of age with some care and attention.
You don’t want to waste your money replacing a pump before its time, and a regular service can save you hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars on your well system. Before you pick up the phone, you will want to seek a Arizona pump and well service that can handle your needs.
How to Maintain a Well Pump With Professional Assistance
Pump It Up Service, Inc., carries out regular servicing and repairs on all sorts of private well pumps and systems.
Sometimes, well pumps do need to be replaced. During the reinstallation process, we will arrange everything you’ll need and carry out the work quickly and efficiently.
We understand you’re busy, so we’ll work with you during the process to minimize disruption of your household’s water needs.
Do you need to have your residential or commercial water well inspected? Call us and let one of our professionals answer your water well questions. Call 623-582-5069 now!