Well pump failure can be caused by a few things. When a customer calls because he doesn't have any water, the first thing our office staff will recommend is checking the breaker. Sometimes, it's as easy as that. Read on for more tips from your local Bolton CT plumber.
Well pump troubleshootingMost well systems in Bolton CT have a submersible well pump. This means that the well pump itself is located near the bottom of a deep well on your property. It's held in place by pipe and wire. All of the equipment is extremely heavy, especially once it's covered in mineral deposits from the water. The picture to the left shows a well pump covered in iron deposits. The depth and weight of the equipment can make it challenging to troubleshoot the issue. In most cases, the well pump will need to be pulled up several hundred feet. The well wire, pipe, and pump need to be checked for any issues. If a pump was hit by lightning, it might not die for a few days AFTER a storm.
Local well pump specialistA local, licensed professional plumber will have all of the equipment necessary to troubleshoot your well pump. Some people attempt to pull up the well pump themselves to cut down on costs. Trust us, we understand wanting to save money!! However, pulling it yourself can lead to back injuries, which can lead to time out of work, so doing it yourself actually costs MORE money! Other times, a well pump can be accidentally dropped back into the well and break or lost. So, even though the pump WAS good, it now has to be replaced to the tune of a thousand dollars or more!
No matter the situation, a plumber will have to be called in the end. Save yourself the stress, backache and money - start with a professional. It really is the most cost-effective choice when you're on a budget. Here at Rapid Service, each plumber is experienced and trained on all of our well pump equipment. This is what we use to safely pull up your well pump for troubleshooting: