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Well Pump Concerns that Cause Stopped Water Flow, Part 1

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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.

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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.