Getting to Know Your Well Water System

Getting to Know Your Well Water System

Getting to Know Your Well Water System

As a homeowner with a well water system in place, it is important for you to understand some of the basics of well water systems. In this way, you will be better prepared to maintain your system and to address any issues if problems should develop with your water system. 

Understanding Your Options

The first thing that you should know about well water systems is that there are two basic types of well pumps available from which you can choose. The first is the jet pump, which is usually used when the well is going to be no more than 25 feet deep. A jet pump may be mounted above ground and used to draw water from the well through atmospheric suction. A submersible pump, on the other hand, is used for deep wells and may utilize a motor and high-powered suction system in order to carry the water for a longer distance. 

Identifying Possible Issues

Obtaining water through a well water system is a reliable method for obtaining water, but that does not mean it is one hundred percent guaranteed to never have problems. Learning how to identify problems will help you to know when to have your system looked at while also helping you to determine how to fix the problem. If you noticed a sudden and unexpected increase in your electric bill, for example, it may be a sign of an issue with your well water system. The same is true if your water suddenly becomes muddy or cloudy or develops a foul smell or taste. Air in the water lines and major changes to water pressure are other signs that a problem may have developed.

If you notice any of these issues, you may want to first check the circuit breaker to ensure your water pump is getting the proper electricity. You may also want to simply reset the pump switch. If the problem persists, contacting a professional may be necessary. To learn more, contact Pump Service Idaho today!

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