Water wells are common around the country for homes that are outside of city water systems. Most modern drilled wells require very little maintenance once the well is set up and running, but there are some things you may notice that indicate it is time to have a well water repair service come and inspect the well and water system for you.
Low Water Pressure
If you are experiencing lower than the normal water pressure in your home, you may have an issue with the well or with the pressure tank in your home. The pressure tank may be in the basement of your home or in a spot that easily allows access to it. It may be made from steel or plastic that is reinforced with fiberglass on the outside and is almost always light blue.
If the tank is leaking or the rubber bladder inside the tank is old and stretched severely, it may not be able to provide the full pressure you are used to having in your home. Anytime you see a drop in water pressure that you can't explain, it is a good idea to call a water well repair service and have them inspect the system.
The technician can check the pressure coming from the well pump and the pressure coming out of the tank. This will determine if the tank is the problem or if the issue in the well. More often then not, the pump is fine, and something else is causing the issue.
Sand In Your Fixtures
If you start seeing sand or silt in the base of your sink, the tub or shower floor, or at the bottom of the toilet bowl, you need to call a water well repair service. The sand in your fixtures is coming up from the well and should not be in the system. The sand can be filtered out with a sand separator in the system, but if the pump is pulling up a lot of sand, it could be a sign that the well is filling with sand.
The water well repair service will need to inspect the well with a camera to determine what is happening down in the well. If there is a small amount of silt in the water and the well internegative is still good, putting the separator on to keep the sand out of the water may be the best course of action.
If the well is filling with sand, but there is still good water flow in the well, the water well repair company may be able to adjust the pump's position in the well, but monitoring the condition of the well is critical after the adjustment.
For more tips and information, reach out to a water well repair service in your area.