When Should I Replace My Well Pump?

A private well can be a tremendous asset to your home. You don’t need to worry about the chemicals that are put into the water at water treatment facilities to clean it or the cost of a monthly water bill. However, there are unique steps that you will need to take in order to maintain your well and ensure that it is functioning properly to supply you with clean, fresh water.

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we work with well owners just like you to maintain a high level of water quality and make well maintenance easier. With everything from water testing to determine whether contaminants are present to well pump service and repair, our team is here to supply you with quality service around the clock. We offer preventative well service and can provide you with an inspection to determine if it’s time for you to replace your well pump.

What Are the Signs That You Might Need to Replace Your Well Pump?

Replacing a well pump is something that every homeowner with a private well will need to do at some point. The average lifespan of a well pump is 15-25 years, and you will typically start to notice more issues with your pump as it ages like an increase in repairs, changes in water pressure or increasing utility costs. At a point, the cost of replacement will outweigh repairing your well pump. Some of the signs that it might be time to replace your well pump include:

  • Low water pressure or a decrease in water pressure compared to the past
  • Elevated utility costs or an increase in your utility costs compared to past months without noticeable changes in how you already use your electricity
  • Dirty water in your well, which might occur due to a pump that has been damaged and allowed sediment to enter the system
  • Air in the lines, or your faucets releasing air or making gurgling noises when you turn them on and wait for water to come out
  • Strange noises coming from your pump or a pump that is running constantly by the well
  • Regularly tripped breakers

When you work with Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we can visit your home for well pump service and repair. When we arrive at your home, we can determine what issues are present and suggest the right repair or help guide the replacement process. Some of the problems listed above are not necessarily problems with the pump itself but also problems with the plumbing in your home, so calling an expert is essential.

What Causes a Well Pump to Malfunction?

There are many different reasons why a well pump might be failing and require you to invest in repairs or replace your well pump altogether. Some of the biggest causes of well pump failure or malfunction include:

  • Age: Even high quality well pumps only have an average lifespan of 15-25 years. After the 15 year mark, parts will start to wear down and gradually lower the function of the pump.
  • Water Quality: If you have poor water quality, your well pump can be impacted. High levels of minerals can clog up the pump and make it burn out before the average 15 year lifespan. If you have high levels of bacteria, you can also develop slime that clogs different parts and mechanisms. It’s important to test your water and install a treatment solution that removes bacteria and minerals found in well water from water you consume.
  • Dry Well: If there is a period of drought and your well runs dry, it can lead to serious problems with your well pump. If you try running the faucets and use your plumbing after the well is dry, the well pump will try to pump out water and run. This can lead to your pump breaking and burning out. You can work around this by adding a low water cutoff switch to your pump.
  • Lightning Strike: In rare cases, a lightning strike or an electric surge from a nearby strike can also hit a well pump and render it effectively useless. We can examine your pump if you have a suspicion that it might have been affected by lightning during a storm.

When you need help with your well pump, don’t hesitate to contact Hague Quality Water of Maryland for well pump service and repair.

Keep Your Well Pump in Excellent Condition with Hague Quality Water of Maryland

Keep Your Well Pump in Excellent Condition with Hague Quality Water of Maryland

When the time comes to service or replace your well pump, you need a water company you can trust. The team at Hague Quality Water of Maryland is experienced in well maintenance, repairs, and replacements. For additional assistance, call Hague Quality Water of Maryland at (410) 757-2992.

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