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.

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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.