Flathead Reservation, Montana
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Polson, MT 59860
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4 Signs of Pump & Tank Problems March 6, 2018

Flathead Reservation, Lake
4 Signs of Pump & Tank Problems, Flathead Reservation, Montana

Your pump and tank are essential components of your home’s water system if you use a well. If these parts break down or experience problems, it could lead to a decrease in water quality or an increase in your energy bills. To avoid those potentially serious problems, find a well maintenance service at the first sign of an issue. 

How to Know if You Need Well Maintenance for Your Pump or Tank

1. Decreased Water Pressure

well maintenanceIf you’re taking a shower or running water out of the sink faucet and notice it’s more of a trickle than a steady flow, the switch that causes your pump to turn on could be faulty. Your water tank also uses an air pressure mechanism that helps force water through the system when someone turns a faucet on, so that could be another source of issues leading to low water pressure.

2. Dirty Looking Water

Discolored or cloudy looking water coming out of your faucets should raise some flags. This issue is often the result of a broken pipe somewhere in your water delivery system. If you notice this, it’s important to call a well maintenance professional right away since contaminated water can lead to potential gastrointestinal and stomach issues.

3. Unusual Noises Coming

There are a variety of problems that could force your pump to get overworked and potentially fail, including faulty switches or broken pipes. When these issues occur, the overactivity of your pump could cause a humming noise to emit from the area around your tank. Look out for this type of noise, especially when combined with one of the other issues listed here.

4. Increased Electric Bills

Another symptom of a pump working constantly is that it uses a lot of electricity, so check your power bills. If you notice a larger number than usual and can’t think of another explanation, an inefficient or older delivery system that causes your pump to work constantly could very well be the culprit.


If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, call a well maintenance professional right away. In Polson, MT, Ace Drilling offers well pump service, drilling, and installation. Brothers Dave and Jay Bick, who pride themselves on providing friendly service, have more than 40 years of combined experience. Call (406) 883-3300 today to request a quote, or visit them online to learn more about their services.

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