Frequent Water Pump Problems

Moving the water from the well to the home will require a fairly powerful pump. While water pump systems are typically highly reliable, homeowners should be informed and watchful when it comes to a handful of problems that can be especially likely.

Malfunctioning Pump Motor

The pump motor is one of the most complicated parts of this system. Not surprisingly, this can lead to instances where the pump's motor may suffer any number of different malfunctions. For example, it can be possible for wear and tear or mechanical damages to lead to the pump providing less water than is expected. It can be difficult to know the exact cause of the problem without taking apart the pump to perform a diagnostic. To minimize the risk of causing any unnecessary damage to the pump, a professional repair service should be contacted at the first sign of problems.

Red-Colored Water

Another common issue that can be encountered with well pump systems is red-colored water. This is usually caused by the interior of this system developing corrosion. Not surprisingly, this can lead to a severe deterioration in the quality of the water. Correcting this issue will usually require the corroded portion of the system to be replaced. Luckily, this is a problem that is usually only experienced by older pump systems as these systems are coated with a sealant to prevent them from developing rust.

Leaking Pipe Connections

There are a number of plumbing pipes that will need to be interconnected for the system to function. To prevent leaks, there will be seals on the interior of these connections. These seals can degrade over the years, which can result in water starting to leak. Over time, these leaks can become severe enough to impact the water pressure in your home while also damaging the yard. One of the most noticeable warning signs of this problem will be pooling water on the ground above the leak.

Frozen Supply Lines

Depending on the design of your pump system, there may be portions of the supply lines that can be exposed to extremely cold temperatures. This can lead to ice forming inside the pipe, which can block the flow of water or damage the piping. Preventing this issue will require any exposed pipes to be insulated. In some instances, portions of the supply line may be buried shallow enough to expose it to the risk of freezing. If this is the case with your supply line, you can either add more soil on top of it or excavating the pipe so that insulation can be added to it.

For more information, contact your local water pump services.