Having a fully functional water well pump is essential to home living off the grid – especially when you live in the Phoenix area. With that being said, one of the major issues that homeowners face is finding tips on what to do when one of the most critical components (the well pump pressure switch) decides it wants to stop working. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that every homeowner can do to make sure their Phoenix well pump pressure switch installation goes off without a hitch and your water system functions smooth for years to come.
Here are a few tips that you should follow to ensure your installation is smooth, and takes as little time as possible.
Clean the Area of Debris
If you’re having to call somebody to install a well pump pressure switch in Phoenix, one of the best things you can do is to provide a clean and easy work area. The best way to accomplish this is to make sure the area surrounding the water well pump is completely free of debris. Typically people have the water well pump located outside near the actual well. When most well systems are installed in non-residential areas, Mother Nature tends to find ways of blowing tumbleweeds, sticks, leaves and other ‘stuff’ round the area. Before you call the water well pump installation company, take time to make sure the ground surrounding the area is clean and easy to work on. This will ensure the repair goes smoothly and without delay.
Make Sure the Well Pump is Pressurized
The water well pump is designed to work based on what the switch tells it to do. One of the first components to fail is the water well switch. When it’s replaced, the water well pump needs to be pressurized. A professional company that does this frequently will have the right knowledge to make sure it’s done correctly the first time.
Water pressure switches are designed to operate in a specific range of pressure. There are typically three for water wells:
- 20 to 40 psi
- 30 to 50 psi
- 40 to 60 psi
One of the items on the checklist of any good contractor that does this type of work is to make sure the pressure is calibrated to match your specific type of water well and the pump that supplies water to your home. They’ll then make sure to follow a procedure to verify that the pump switch is working right.
- The first step is to flip the breaker to power the unit. Obviously, anytime you work on something electrically powered, the breaker will be shut off. Turning it on to verify with a voltage tester that power is supplied is what any expert would do after the pressure pump is properly installed.
- Second they’ll test the current pressure of the pump with the right testing equipment.
- Third, the professional water pump well contractor will then make adjustments to the pump to adjust the pressure switch. Depending on the manufacturer of the water well pump, and the type of pump used, they will manually turn the range nut in a clockwise position to increase the pressure range appropriately.
Although replacing a water well pump pressure switch seems to be a very simple task, the reality is that it’s a precise process that requires the right tools and experience from a phoenix residential well pump repair company to ensure the installation is done correctly – and to make sure safety is always adhered to at all times.
Is your well pump pressure switch malfunctioning? Call the experienced professionals at Pump It Up Pump Services, Inc. to replace or fix your pressure switch. Call 623-582-5069 now!