What To Do When Your Well Stops Working

Home Improvement

If your home’s water system has suddenly stopped working, it is probably a problem with your well pump. Most well pumps last between 12 and 18 years and have several components that could break down, causing the system to fail. If your well pump has stopped working, these are some steps to take.

  1. Check Your Breaker Box

Before you call for well pump repair Weston CT, check to see if the breaker for your well pump has been tripped. Power surges or brownouts can sometimes cause breakers to trip or fuses to blow. Resetting the breaker or replacing the fuse may fix the problem. However, a tripped breaker can also be a sign that the well pump is failing. Electrical issues with your pump can be a safety hazard, so it may be a good idea to have your pump inspected.

  1. Check the Pressure Tank

Rather than directly pumping water into your house, your well pump moves water into a water pressure tank. This tank contains an air bladder that is compressed as water enters the tank. This creates pressure in the tank that moves water into your home’s pipes. This allows you to have running water without having to activate the well pump every time you turn on a faucet. Inspect the tank for common problems such as a broken air bladder or rust in the pit.

  1. Call a Repair Technician

If you are unable to identify the problem with your well pump or you have found an issue that needs repair, contact a qualified technician. It is generally not a good idea to attempt to make the repairs yourself. Depending on the age and condition of the pump, the technician may either make repairs or recommend a replacement.

A properly functioning well pump is critical for keeping your water system working. Regular maintenance can help avoid problems and extend the life of your pump.