The cause of no water pressure with the well pumps running
What do I do if I do not have water pressure when I turn the Water Pumps on? If no water pressure is coming from the Well Pump, this could be a number of things. It could be that:
The Well Pump is clogged with sediment or sediment and sand has accumulated inside it and that it will need to be cleaned out by a plumber.
The well pump is not installed properly or it may need to be repositioned in order for it to pump water through the house pipes.
The Pump head assembly has been damaged, bent or twisted and needs to be replaced or repaired by a plumber.
What to do if well pump has no pressure?
If there is a leak in the system, that could be where the problem is. You should check around for leaks by feeling for damp patches in different parts of the house, particularly where pipes run along the walls and ceilings.
You can also look for signs of damp on your ceiling or wall with a torch or bulb. If you see any evidence of dampness then you should contact an experienced plumber to take a look at your water system.
It could be that the pump itself is not working properly. The pump should be able to generate enough pressure to get water through your pipes and back into your storage tank.
If this is not happening, then there may be something wrong with your pump. You may need to contact a plumber who can investigate further and determine if there are any problems with your pump head assembly or it may be possible that the pump head assembly needs replacing altogether.
What is the lifespan of a well pump?
Well pumps have a lifespan of around five years, depending on usage and quality of the pump. However, if the well is not being used for a long period of time then it is likely that there will be a problem with the pump in the near future.
The pump head assembly could need to be replaced, or it may simply be that it is time to replace your well pump altogether.
How can I maintain the well pump performance for the long run?
If your well pump is having problems and you want to keep it working for a long period of time then there are a number of things that you can do to maintain its performance.
This includes regular maintenance checks of the well pump, checking that there is no sediment or sand inside the well pump, as this will cause the pump to not be able to generate enough pressure.
It may also need cleaning and resealing. Replace the head assembly of your well pump if you suspect that this may be the problem, or if it has been damaged by a power surge or lightning strike for example.
The cost for replacing a head assembly would vary depending on which brand of well pump you have, but usually would be around $150-300 per unit.
Checking that there is enough water being supplied from your storage tank to keep the pump running properly and also testing how long it will last before it needs replacing. You should also replace your storage tank when this happens.
How much does it cost for a well pump?
The cost of a well pump will vary depending on the brand, model and size of the well pump that you have. The cost for a new well pump with a 5-year warranty will be around $2,000-3,000.
You should always check with the plumber or well supply specialist before you purchase any well pump as they may be able to give you a good deal on it or offer some other options.
Is it better to use a service rather than installing your own water pump?
In most cases it is best to use a service for installing your water pump. It is much easier to do this and you can ensure that the well pump that you are installing will be working properly from the start.
This means that there will be no issues when you need to call a plumber out in the future. There are a number of well pump installation companies that you can use. You can find them here.
Where can I buy one?
You can find a well pump from many different places. The majority of well pumps will be found at home improvement stores and local hardware stores.
You can also find them online from companies such as eBay, where you will be able to find good deals and discounts on them.