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Well Pump Replacement Costs: Location, Method and More

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic factors that play a role in determining the cost of a well pump replacement. Your water well’s pump may wear down before other components in the system and require replacement – and how much this will cost you will vary depending on several variables.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re happy to offer a variety of well pump service and repair solutions, including replacement of the component when this becomes necessary for your well. We’ll also help you understand exactly how much this service will cost depending on the qualities of your well and some other factors – which we’ll go over further in today’s part two of our series.

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Location of the Well Pump

There are certain situations where the physical location of the well pump itself will either raise or lower the cost of a replacement for this component. The primary location-related element here involves whether or not the pump and well are buried.

In cases where the well and pump are buried, there will be more effort undertaken to locate the components, possibly involving some advanced tools and techniques. If the pump itself is underground, it will have to be dug up, which can take significant labor. These costs may add up and significantly increase pump replacement charges – but if the pump and well are not buried or are only lightly buried, the costs will drop correspondingly.

Other Components

Also at play here is the status of other components in your well, which is made up of more than just a pump. For instance, we’ll also look at your pipes and pressure tank – if these are both in good condition, this will limit the costs of your pump replacement to this area alone. However, if either of these areas are worn down or damaged beyond repair, they must be replaced as well, and the entire project will rise in cost.

Form of Replacement

Finally, perhaps the single largest variable at play here when it comes to the cost and convenience of a well pump replacement is the method you choose. Unless you have specific training in water wells and their components, we strongly recommend leaving these kinds of jobs to our professionals – while our costs will be higher than a DIY job up front, the potential long-term cost of sub-professional-level replacements is absolutely massive. When issues arise, how will you know how to remedy them? This is assuming you perform the installation correctly, which is a major reach given the specified training and equipment usage such a well pump installation requires.

For more on the factors that determine the cost of your well pump replacement, or to learn about any of our water well drilling or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.

Well Pump Replacement Costs: Averages, Type and Size

As one of the single most important components in any water well, the well pump is also one well owners will spend some of the most time thinking about. Properly cared-for pumps will last up to 15 years, but those that are not cared for well will risk wearing down far sooner than this – in either case, there will eventually come a point where well pump replacement is necessary.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re happy to offer numerous well pump services, including well pump replacement and other services if your pump has worn down and is not providing the proper services anymore. If our well professionals determine that the time has come to replace your well pump, what should you expect to pay? Furthermore, which factors will impact this cost you can be expecting? This two-part blog series will go over everything you need to know.

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Basic Average Figures

Firstly, let’s just go over some common averages for well pump replacement costs to give you a baseline on what you can expect to pay. The nationwide average for replacing a well pump, including the labor involved and every part of the process, lands just shy of $1,650, with the lower bound around $925 and the upper bound just above $2,400. For deeper well projects, the average cost tends to increase closer to $2,000 or more.

However, there are several other factors that can and often do heavily impact these costs. These include the pump type, the well size and depth, the location of the well, and several others – which we’ll go over in our subsequent sections.

Pump Type

One of the single largest variables impacting the cost of a well pump replacement is the type of pump being used in the well. There are several such types: Submersible, deep jet, shallow jet, and also hand or solar pump options. These range significantly in costs, with submersible, deep and shallow jets often retailing for as low as $100 to $200 – but also potentially reaching as high as $1,000 or even higher. Solar options, on the other hand, tend to be the most expensive, and will run over $2,000 for the part alone in most cases.

Well Size

Also important here is well size, both in terms of width and depth. Deeper wells will obviously require a deep pump, which tends to be a bit more expensive than a shallow pump – but not that much more, in reality. In addition, wider and deeper wells will involve more labor for a pump replacement, which will increase the cost to some degree.

For more on what determines the final cost of a water well pump replacement, or to learn about any of our well pump or other well rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.