Responsible Homeownership and Well Water Systems

Responsible Homeownership and Well Water Systems

Responsible Homeownership and Well Water Systems

As a homeowner who has a well water system installed or who is considering installing a well water system, it is important for you to learn some of the basics about this type of a system. This way, you will be better prepared to care for your system and get the most years of service from the system that you have installed.

Knowing Your Options

One of the first things you need to understand is that there are two basic types of well pumps available for use in your home. The first is a jet pump, which is usually used for wells that are no more than 25 feet deep. This type of well is usually mounted above ground as it draws water from the well through atmospheric suction. The other type of well is the submersible well, which is used for deep wells and uses a motor and high-powered suction system to help carry the water a longer distance. 

Identifying Problems

Well water systems are a reliable option for obtaining water for your home, but it is still possible for this type of system to have issues. If you notice that your water is muddy or cloudy, foul smelling or foul tasting, there may be an issue with your system. The same is true if you notice air in the water lines or if you notice a sudden increase in your electric usage or major changes in your water pressure. If you do notice any of these issues, you should check your circuit breaker and you should try resetting your pump switch to see if these steps will resolve the issue.

If these steps do not solve the problem with your system, it is a good idea to contact a professional such as Pump Service Idaho to take a look at your system. As a responsible homeowner, you should also schedule annual inspections of your system to ensure it remains in proper working order. Contact us today to learn more!

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