How To Tell If Your Water Well Is Having Some Problems

18 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you have a water well on your property that supplies all of the water throughout your home, it is vital that you are well aware of the signs that something is going wrong. This way, you can have a contractor come to your home, diagnose the problem, and preform water system maintenance. Always keep an eye out for these problems:

The Faucet Makes A Sputtering Sound When Water Is Coming Through It

When the faucet is making sputtering sounds, it is usually because there is a lot of air that is coming through the pipes and then through the faucet, along with the water. This should not be happening, as the only thing that should be coming out of the faucet is a steady stream of water. This problem could be a valve that is failing or the pump may be starting to fail.

Your Electric Bill Is Starting To Get Higher Each Month

The well water pump uses electric so when the pump is starting to fail, it could begin to pull in additional electricity. Therefore, since you might not have a straight visual on the well water pump, paying attention to the numbers of the electric bill. Should you notice a steady increase, and you cannot determine what else it might be, you will want to have a contractor test the pump.

The Water Is Now Different

The moment you are noticing something different about your well water, such as the color, taste, or smell, is the moment you want to get on the phone with a well water contractor. The pump could be failing or there could be something in the ground water that is leeching into the well water. Either way, you will need a professional to help you figure out just what it is that you are dealing with and how the issue can be resolved.

No matter what problem you are starting to notice with your well water, whether it is one of the previously mentioned ones or something entirely different, you will need to make sure that you are hiring the best professional for the job. Someone with a lot of first hand experience working on water wells would be the best contractor for the job. Make sure that you are explaining everything that you have been noticing going wrong with the well so your contractor knows what to start looking at.