Troubleshooting Loss of Water in Your Home

Troubleshooting Loss of Water in Your Home

Troubleshooting Loss of Water in Your Home

Are you experiencing water loss in your home and you are not sure why? If so, there are actually several different potential causes for water loss, all of which Pump Service Idaho can help you with resolving. Here is a look at just a few of the possible causes of this problem.

Loss of Power

A loss of power to your well water system can result in a loss of water to your home. Both the pressure switch on your tank and your water pump require electricity in order to operate. Therefore, if you experience a loss of power, your pump cannot pump the water and your tank cannot maintain the proper pressure. Even if you have not lost electricity to your entire home, it is possible that the breaker that supplies electricity to your pump or pressure switch was somehow blown. Before you contact a professional to help, double check to make sure the breaker is in the “on” position. If this does not resolve the problem, you may want to flip it back to the “off” position in order to prevent further damage from occurring. 

Drought or Dry Spell

If your area has undergone a drought or an especially long dry spell, it may have affected the level of your water table. If it gets to be too low, it will not be able to supply water for your well. If this happens, you may notice water sputtering from the tap or your water may be a bit murky or have a different taste. In this case, you may need to drill a deeper well in order to maintain an adequate water supply. 

Wrong Size Pump

Having the wrong sized pump for your household can also result in water loss, particularly as the pump is overworked and forced to cycle on and off several times per day. The size of the pump that you need is determined by a number of factors, including the number of appliances and faucets in your home. With the help of Pump Service Idaho, you can be sure to have the right size to meet your needs.

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