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Well Pump Concerns that Cause Stopped Water Flow, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the potential well water pump concerns that may, in some cases, cause the well to stop providing water to the home. While these concerns are not exactly common, they’re still worth understanding in case they ever take place within your well so you know how to respond.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re here to help with a variety of water well pump services. We’re always on-call for pump issues that crop up – we know your home cannot afford to go even a day without a clean water supply, so we’ll be on the case quickly anytime such a flow issue takes place. In today’s part two, we’ll go over a few additional potential culprits in your water pump not properly providing water, plus how you should respond to any of these issues.

well pump stopped water flow

Water Table

If you’ve noticed stopped water flow and have already tried some of our tips from part one, including resetting your circuit breaker after a power surge, you may need to check your water table. A common sign that the water table is not providing enough water to the pump for adequate flow is sputtering faucets and other appliances.

In some cases, this issue is due to a dry season in the Utah climate, and the issues will self-correct before long. In others, though, the issue could be due to a pump that’s not placed deep enough in the ground, not allowing it to collect the proper amounts of water to supply. In this case, you may have to move the pump deeper.

Noise and Pump Placement

Have you noticed that the pump is regularly making clicking noises in addition to not providing water properly? This is often a sure sign that the pump has been placed incorrectly, and this will require some professional assistance from our team to assess the placement concerns and determine whether moving it is the proper course of action.

Pump Controller

If you’ve tried pretty much everything else on this list with no success, and you’re still hearing noises or dealing with lack of water supply, the issue could be the pump controller. This is located either inside the pump or near the pressure tank. The reason this is one of the final areas to check: Without professional assistance, there’s really no way of confirming whether the controller is working or not. For this reason, you should exhaust your other potential avenues first before moving to this potential concern.

For more on identifying and addressing well water pump issues that may be leading to a stopped water supply, or for information on any of our water well installation or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.

Well Pump Concerns that Cause Stopped Water Flow, Part 1

There are several important components involved in a water well, and one at or near the top of any list is the well pump. The pump is in charge of the major legwork when it comes to moving water from the well into the home, utilizing air pressure and a detailed system to provide consistent water flow to the home as needed.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re proud to offer a full array of services for water well pumps, including assisting you anytime the pump is having issues that are impacting your water flow. In cases where your well water has stopped flowing completely, leaving you with no water supply, the pump is unfortunately the most common culprit. This two-part blog will dig into some of the areas that need to be checked if the water from your well stops flowing, whether by a handy homeowner or our water pump professionals.

well pump stopped water flow

Air Pressure Concerns

One of the most common potential reasons for issues taking place within your water pump is a concern with the air pressure in the system. Improper air pressure within a well water pump will not instruct the pressure switch to release water, meaning that even as the system needs water, none will be provided.

In most situations, the deeper culprit for this concern is a broken air bladder or a water-filled tank. To check if air pressure is correct, you can place a tire gauge on the air valve located at the top of your tank – our team is happy to provide you with basics on what your standard pressure level should be and the kinds of readings that should cause concern here. If your pressure is low, contact our pros about replacing your air bladder or draining your tank.

Sediment Disposition

When we refer to sediment, we’re talking about small rocks, minerals and other materials that can get into the water supply and block the pump. Regular checks for sediment disposition should be performed, and if you notice sediment has build up to higher levels, call our team about removing these and limiting such risks moving forward.

Power Surges or Related Issues

In other cases, the cause of a well pump issue is a bit simpler: It’s due to a power issue in your area. Power surges can sometimes cause well pumps to temporarily stop working – but just like any other appliance that requires power, all you have to do here is switch your circuit breaker on and off to reset the system. If the pump still is not working after you do this, there’s another concern at play besides just the power surge.

For more on identifying causes of well pump concerns, or to learn about any of our well water treatment systems or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.