Well Pump Repair in Snohomish, WA
In some areas people can’t just tap into a municipal water supply and they need to drill a private well for access to water. Private wells come with some added responsibilities and homeowners may need to seek repairs when something goes wrong. Call us if you need help as we have been providing trusted well pump and related electrical services to Snohomish, WA and the surrounding communities for decades!
Common Well Pump Problems
Because most families drink their well water in addition to cooking with it, bathing in it, and using it to keep the home clean, it’s important to be able to quickly and accurately identify well problems when they occur. We accurately diagnose and repair well problems. Call anytime.
Pressure Tank Problems
Private wells generally utilize pressure tanks. These tanks allow water to be pressurized up against a separated ballast of air in the tank. If the pressure tank air ballast breaks internally as they eventually do, the pump will need to cycle on and off every time a faucet is opened and closed. This can destroy your well pump in a relatively short period of time. Call for same day service.
Improperly Sized Well Pumps
Well pumps need to be sized appropriately and are constrained by the recovery rate of the water refilling the well. Pumps that are too large may empty the well of water and result in dry running or cavitating the pump and shortening its life dramatically. Submersible pumps need water to cool. Pumps that are sized properly will provide the maximum water volume that the well can produce.
Proper pump sizing is an art and a science and we pay close attention to it. Submersible well pumps consist of a motor end and a pump end. Sizing the pump end of a submersible pump can result in maximum volume and long life. Sizing the motor end correctly will result in the maximum pressure possible at the depth the pump is set at.
All pumps run off of the home’s electrical supply. Check to make sure the circuit hasn’t been tripped before calling for help. If the problem isn’t that simple, call a professional for help. Working with electricity is dangerous for those who don’t have specialized training and experience. We are a licensed electrical contractor.
The water coming out of the home’s taps should always be clean, clear, and fresh-smelling. If it tastes metallic or smells like rotten eggs, there are a few underlying issues that could be to blame. Usually, sand and sediment is being drawn into the pump along with water, or heavy rain has contaminated the well with surface water that contains potentially harmful bacteria. No matter what’s wrong, it’s best to stop drinking the water until a professional has inspected the entire system.
Need trusted well services in Snohomish, WA? Call Specialty Pump & Well today at (425) 487-0123!
The Importance of Regular Maintenance
Like all equipment, well pumps perform best when they receive routine maintenance. Homeowners should call to schedule well pump service every one to three years. Some people are hesitant to pay for preventative maintenance visits, but remember that a simple service call is usually quite affordable, while having to replace a well pump prematurely can cause a serious hit to the family’s budget.
What Homeowners Can Do
Homeowners without industry experience may advisably not try to repair or service their wells without professional help. There are a few things that homeowners can do to keep their pumps in good working order.
- Keep leaves and debris away from the well head.
- Keeping the ground sloped away from the well head.
- Check the well cap and visible casing and report any damage to us.
- Keep hazardous materials away from the well head.
- Have the well water tested once a year.
- Call for help as soon as any trouble arises.
- A Warning: Do not cover the well head with dirt or try to conceal it under ground. The well head is not water tight and it must extend out of the ground to avoid groundwater contamination.
When to Replace a Well Pump
A well pump’s average lifespan is 10 years. There is some maintenance that can help extend the average life.
Even the best-maintained well pump system will reach the end of its useful lifespan and homeowners will be faced with an important decision. They can continue to make repairs or decide to replace the equipment. We are ready to update your system to the latest technology on short notice. Call today!
Work With the Best
Snohomish families deserve consistent access to fresh clean water. We’ve been in business for decades and in that time we’ve seen it all. Homeowners who need well pump repair services can trust us to offer professional, guaranteed and dependable help.