If your well pump isn’t working, it’s likely impacting your water supply which isn’t good…
When you have well water and a well pump that’s not working properly, that means your home is not getting the water it needs. The pump supplies the power that is needed to get the water to the inside of your home or water tank. Like anything else, there may come a time when the pump breaks down.
While some water well repairs are a quick fix, others are going to take more time and cost more money. Knowing the costs of water well repair parts before you have to get them fixed can help you better budget for when these things happen.
We’re going to look at the signs that you may need water well repair as well as which repairs are most costly. We’ll also let you know how A&T Well and Pump can help.
How Do I Know My Well Pump Needs to be Repaired or Replaced?
Dry or Low Well
If your home or storage tank is low on water it will send a signal to the pump to pull water out of the well. If your well is severely low, the well pump will try to get water out of the well. This will cause it to overheat and even burn out.
When you start noticing discolored water, it could be a sign that you have a broken water pump. If silt gets into a submersible water pump, the wear and tear can cause damage.
If your faucets are spitting water, there could be damage to your well pump. When the pump is damaged, it can’t get the water out and send it to your home. A hole in the water pipe adds unnecessary air to the system, leading to water sputtering out of the faucets.
High Electric Bill
If your water pump is not working properly, it may work harder than it should. This will run up your electricity bill. The well water could be running low, leading to the pump motor running continuously.
Water Well Pump Repair Costs
When you notice that there is something wrong with your well water and your well water system, it’s time to call the experts at A&T Well and Pump for
water well repair. We will come out to your home, survey the situation, and determine if the parts can be repaired, or if you need a replacement.
If we can repair the parts, some repairs are going to cost more than others. Depending on the cost and age of the parts, some people may opt for an entirely new system.
Here’s a list of the most expensive, moderately expensive, and least expensive water well repair costs.
Most Expensive Well Pump Repair Costs
- Deep Well Injector
- Pitless Adapter
- Submersible Electric Cable
Moderately Expensive Well Pump Repair Costs
- Control Panel Relay
- Motor Start Capacitor
- Pressure Switch
- Flow Sleeve Kit
Least Expensive Well Pump Repair Costs
- Foot Valve
- Barbed Adapter
- Wiring Splice Kit
- Control Box Capacitor
- Pressure Gauge
- Flow Sleeve Mesh
Besides the cost of the part, you need to factor in the labor involved to repair each part.
Well Pump Replacement Costs
If your well pump is on the older side or the parts are damaged beyond repair, you’ll need to replace them. The cost will depend on the size of the well and the pump type.
Here’s a look at what types of wells are typically more and least expensive:
Shallow Well Jet Pumps
These are generally most affordable since they sit directly within the well house. If exposed pipes need to be wrapped or installation needs to be
installed, the cost will be higher.
Deep Well Jet Pumps
These are more expensive than the shallow jet pumps but are not the most expensive option.
Deep Well Submersible Well Pumps
The cost of this type of pump will depend on the horsepower. Those with lower horsepower will be cheaper than powerful motors.
As with repair costs, you also need to factor in labor. Installation costs can vary depending on the well depth, type of pump, your location, and the equipment that is needed. When you call A&T Well and Pump, we will give you a free estimate before we perform any work so that you will know the cost upfront.
FAQ About Well Water Repair
Can I replace a well pump by myself?
Many people think that water well repairs can be a DIY project. Due to the amount of labor and specialized equipment needed, it’s best to save this job for the professionals. It is not recommended to repair or replace a well pump on your own.
How long can you run a well pump?
This will vary depending on the volume of your pressure tank. An average pressure tank will run anywhere between 30 seconds and two minutes to fill back up and return to normal pressure levels. If you’re using a lot of water, the time it takes for your tank to replenish will be longer.
Do You Need Well Repair or Replacement?
If you think you need water well repairs or replacement, call the pros at A&T Well and Pump. We have the experience to diagnose your problem and give you honest answers about repairs and replacement.
We provide affordable and reliable service in Raleigh and surrounding areas. With our free estimates, you will know the expected cost of the work that needs to be done so there are no surprises down the road.