How to Get The Most Out of Your Well Pump
As the owner of a well, you know how hard it can be to keep your pump in perfect shape. When you’re trying to save water and save on your electric bill, you might be at your wit’s end with a pump that always runs. However, owning a well water system should enrich and simplify your life, not cause problems. So how can you be sure you’re getting the most out of your well pump? Is there anything you can do to make a pump work better?
There’s a good chance you haven’t inspected your pump recently. If you haven’t, you may be missing some things that are straining your well. This article will cover some of the things you might miss as a homeowner and how to get your well working better.
How Often Should You Inspect Your Pump?
Because natural wear and tear can cause pumps to work inefficiently, you should inspect your pump every six months. A professional helps here – One who can check the amperage on your wires and fix any electrical problems. After all, a good submersible pump running in a clean well should last around 15 years. If you’re having problems before then, definitely call in the pros. You can learn more about well inspections and pump replacement at the Accurate Drilling Solutions website.
Best Ways to Keep Your Pump Healthy
In general, there are three things you can do to ensure your pump is as efficient as possible. First, you’ll want to dedicate yourself to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, clean your well, and use a reliable pressure tank. Let’s go over these points in a bit more detail.
About Manufacturer’s Maintenance Schedules
Your well pump is a machine. Even though the moving parts are all inside an opaque chassis, they suffer wear and tear. No matter how good-looking your pump might be on the outside, the inside could be another story. Eventually, debris and minerals will accumulate. The manufacturer knows this, and knows what your system can take. So be sure you maintain your well according to the manufacturer’s instructions to keep your system running safely.
Keeping Your Well Pump System Clean
Ants and other small pests can clog and block up well pumps… And worse, some bugs eat at copper. Damage to the wiring can cause your power bills to increase due to reduced efficiency. Generally speaking, you should check your system for any cobwebs, insect populations, wiggly wires, or leaks. Mothballs inside the pressure switch can discourage pests, too.
Using a Reliable Pressure Tank
Pressure tanks are an essential part of any well water system. You should make sure yours is reliable and holds its pressure. It shouldn’t dip below 40 PSI and should be able to hold at least 60 PSI. Don’t go higher than 60 PSI, though – Increased pressure can lead to leaks and damage. The sizes of pipes your system flows into also make a big difference.
If you’re unable to get your system working like normal with these tips after a while, don’t hesitate to get some help. At Accurate Drilling Solutions, we can inspect your pump for you and recommend the proper repairs and replacements. The amount of money you spend on electric bills and potential damage down the line could be immense. So don’t wait to fix the problem – Call us today.