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Should I Repair or Replace My Water Well Pump? 3 Ways to Tell April 20, 2018

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Should I Repair or Replace My Water Well Pump? 3 Ways to Tell, Bremerton, Washington

Water well pumps help direct water to your home from your well. Although it may seem effortless to deliver water through faucets and into your appliances, the process is quite demanding. You may not even realize this until something goes wrong with the system. Fortunately, there are some warning signs that indicate it’s time to schedule pump repair or when to completely replace it. Here’s what you should know.

When Should You Repair or Replace a Water Well Pump?

1. You Have High Energy Bills

Have you noticed a sudden hike in your electricity bill? It could be due to a water well pump that runs constantly. Faulty well pumps do this if they need to maintain their water pressure. A pump repair specialist will inspect the gauge and other elements of the unit to determine why the pump isn’t building sufficient pressure. It could be due to an interior blockage or a leak. Sometimes it can be repaired, but in many cases it’s a sign of pump failure that requires replacement.

2. Your Power Goes Out

Bremerton, WA pump repairWater well pumps are dependent on your home’s power supply to function properly. Unless you have a generator or other type of backup source, the well pump will stop working when the power goes out. Once it’s restored, your water supply should return. If it’s still not functioning, the pressure switch may need to be reset.

3. You Have No Water

If there’s no water flowing from your faucets, there are several possibilities. The well switch adjacent to the pressure tank could be turned off, or a breaker could be tripped. These are easy to reset, but if the breaker routinely trips then a professional will likely need to inspect the pump for a possible repair. Your well maintenance technician can also replace a faulty pressure switch.

4. You Have an Old Submersible Pump

If you’re experiencing trouble with an aging submersible pump, your technician may suggest replacing it. This is because repairing it typically requires extracting the pump from the well, which can be laborious. Additionally, submersible pumps have life spans of approximately 25 years. In an old home, you may need to replace it to avoid problems with pump failure or sediment buildup that pollutes the water supply.


There are many different problems that can impact water well pumps. The pump repair experts at Coolwater Drilling specialize in maintaining, repairing, and replacing water wells throughout Mason County, WA, and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re concerned about a lack of water pressure or just want to schedule an inspection, you can trust them to handle it. Visit their website for information on their pump services and call (360) 830-9005 for Bremerton or (360) 426-3545 to reach their Shelton location.

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