There are few indicators that tell you when your pump is about to pack. Sometimes, it happens in the nick of time, when you may have women up late, or you are about to miss a flight.
You are most likely to find out your pump needs replacement when you most need it to be working perfectly, like when you have soap suds all over you, and you find out you have low pressure or no water at all!
Troubleshooting Your GRUNDFOS Well Pump
For most homes, the water system is made up of two important components: the well pump and the pressure tank. The work of the well pump is to draw water from the well near your home. The pressure tank, on the other hand, stores the water and regulates your home’s water pressure. Most if not all of your water usage comes from the pressure tank.
If you suspect that your pump is going or has gone bad, the problem actually is from the pressure tank.
A common indicator of a faulty well pump or pressure tank includes:
- Water pressure fluctuation throughout the taps or outlets in the home.
- Strange rapid and clicking sound from the tank.
- Spitting and hissing faucets.
- High electric bills
- Scalding shower water
Water Pressure Fluctuation
Since Pumps run on electric motors, when the motor failed, you will notice a difference in your water pressure.
Noisy Pressure Tanks it clicking Sounds.
Pressure tanks have a “bladder” full of air, one that is similar to the inner tube of a bike tire. This bladder may leak leafing to the constant clicking and rapid sounds from the switch located near your pressure tank. Once the air from the bladder escapes into the pressure tank, it causes the tank to start and stop often. If you notice the sounds, do well to call an expert plumber to inspect your pump.
Spitting and Hissing Faucets
No, it’s not a snake. A leaking pressure tank bladder may cause air spurts in your water if spitting faucets. When left for too long, this can shorten the life of your well pump.
High Electric Bills
Any of the above problems can lead to reduced efficiency and increased electricity bills. Once you notice a disparity in your bills, do well to call the plumber.
Scalding Shower Water
A sudden switch from mild to hot water indicated that your pressure tank might have an issue. Homes usually are equipped with two- or three-handle tin and shower values. These values do not have pressure-balancing spooks like most new, single-handle values. When the pressure in the malfunctioning pressure tank drops, it allows more hot water than cold water creating sudden surges of scalding hot water.
If you suspect you need a new well pump or an expert to inspect old or faulty ones, contact us online today or call us at (number) to discuss the details with one of our expert plumbers.
At Pumphouse, we recommend annually flushing your water heater and your pressure tank to improve their life span and avoid downtime in your home’s water system. If you notice any signs of the well pump problems listed above, contact our experts. We offer replacement, repairs and routine maintenance of well Pumps and other household and industrial Pumps.
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2 thoughts on “How to Tell if Your Pump is Bad and Troubleshooting Tips”
I like that you said that you must hire an expert plumber to inspect your pump if you notice clicking sounds due to the air from the bladder escaping into the pressure tank. This is something that I will share with my mother so she could have our well pump checked and repaired as needed. Although what we hear are not actually clicking sounds but more like knocking sounds coming from the pump. Also, our water is showing signs of discoloration. Thanks for sharing this.
Thank you for explaining that if the motor fails, you’ll notice a difference in your water pressure. My daughter was telling me that the water pressure in her house right now is really low and she doesn’t know what could be the problem. I’ll be sure to mention this to her and see if she can have a professional come take a look and help her get everything fixed up soon.