Your most important part of your well
Your water well consists of so many moving parts. But if there is one thing that will keep your water system flowing, it’s your pump. However, there will come a time when your well pump will run into a variety of issues.
Next, we’ll talk about some of the issues that most homeowners face when they face issues with their well water supply. It’s important to pay close attention to this in case you use well water in Reston, VA, and the surrounding area.
Common water well problems
Things can go wrong with your well. That’s why Monticello Pump Services offers well repair near Reston, Virginia. We also offer well pump replacement services in Manassas, as well as the Great Falls, Middleburg and Northern Virginia areas. Wherever there’s a well pump problem or the like in Northern Virginia, we’ll be there to ensure that it’s back up and running sooner rather than later.
Let’s take a look at some common well water problems that people face regularly:
Low water pressure
Let’s set a scenario for you: you’re taking a shower after a long day of work. Nothing is more pleasant than a warm shower that will help you de-stress and relax. But there’s only one small problem.
It appears that you’re not getting a good flow of water. The showerhead looks fine without any clogs. Plus, the hose doesn’t look like it’s pinched off. Still, you’re getting low water pressure.
This can be a minor problem that should not be ignored. Or, it can be a symptom of an already existing problem that you were not aware of until that moment. Either way, it needs to be dealt with accordingly.
What could be causing low water pressure? It could be issues with your pump. There could be a defect or the pump is not operating at its usual capacity.
Before you can place blame on the pump, you can check to see if your water valve is in the wrong position. Sometimes, a water valve that isn’t open fully can lead to reduced water pressure. Check to see if it’s fully opened until you move any further.
If the valve is open fully, then you will need to call your well pump repair service and request free emergency troubleshooting that is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From there, a well pump specialist will be able to check to see what might be the issue with your well pump. Once the problem has been identified, the specialist will walk you through what will happen next.
Well pump runs but no water
Let’s say the pump is working just fine. But you’re getting no water pressure or nothing at all coming from your sink. One of the most common issues can be clogging.
For example, mineral buildup within your pipes or water system can lead to no water from your pressure tank. This can also mean that your water filtration system might have a problem. It can be fixed if you set it to “bypass”.
If the “bypass” solution doesn’t work, then repairs or replacements might be the only options you have left. Also, you should not leave the filtration system on “bypass” mode since it will more than likely send debris through your water supply. Keep this in mind going forward, even if the filtration system needs replacing.
What else to look for?
It’s important to look for any leaks within your pipes. Even that annoying drip that doesn’t seem to go away can be a problem that needs to be fixed rather quickly. Check your pipes for any cracks, signs of corrosion, rust, or any kind of damage.
Your pipes may need to be repaired or replaced. But your well doesn’t have to be if everything seems to be running smoothly on that end.
Also, check your pump regularly for the same issues. Cracks, corrosion, or any damage can and will lead to further issues down the road if nothing goes untreated. The sooner you can nip a problem in the bud, the better.