Replacing Your Water Well Pump
If you’re a private well owner, you already know that keeping your well pump in good shape is absolutely necessary. Well pumps that are installed by professional water well drilling contractors should last several years with proper routine maintenance and inspection. What most well owners don’t know is when and how often water well pumps need to be replaced.
Average Lifespan of a Water Well Pump
Your well pump is what pulls water from the ground for use in your home. Well owners who use submersible pumps can usually expect their pump to last 8-10 years. Homes that only have low to moderate water usage can sometimes have a water pump for 15 years.
Using the appropriate size well pump can also affect the length of time you can go before replacing. If you find that your water pump needs to be replaced before 5 years, it can be a sign that you aren’t using the right size or type of pump that is best suited for your well. Some signs that your water well pump may need replacing are:
- Dirty water
- Loud or unusual noises coming from your water pump
- Abnormally high electricity bills
- Decreasing water pressure
If you have noticed any of these signs, call a licensed well pump contractor, like A & T Well and Pump to come out and inspect your well. While trying to replace your water pump yourself might seem like a good idea, it can be costly and damage your well if done wrong. A & T Well and Pump offers free estimates for your water well service.