Water is one of the necessities of life, but we can often take it for granted. From bathing and washing clothes to cooking and cleaning, homeowners in Danville use water for many things and having a reliable, quality water supply system is an absolute necessity of everyday life.
You probably don’t realize the importance until something is amiss. That water pump you never even thought about stops working and suddenly you realize your water isn’t a guarantee.
While it would be wonderful if water pumps lasted forever, that’s just not the case! Most residential water pumps will last for 10-15 years depending on the type, how much they are used, the quality of the pump, and the electrical source to the pump. At Justin Dorsey Plumbing, we’ve even seen some last decades longer!
Well water pumps and pressure tanks are an essential for Danville residents who get their home’s water from a well. The pump draws the water out of the well and into the pressure tank. When you turn on a valve or faucet in your home, water flows from the pressure tank into your home. If your Danville home’s water source is a well, a well water pump system is vital to supplying water to your home.
How can you tell if your pump is on its way out? Here are 4 key signs you need a new water pump.
- Low Water Pressure
If your water isn’t flowing like it used to, this could mean your water pump has an issue pumping the water effectively. If you notice consistent loss of pressure, it’s time to have your pump looked at!
- Higher Than Usual Electric Bills
Higher electric bills may mean your water pump is struggling to pump water effectively. Utilizing more electricity adds up to higher utility bills.
- Clanking or Clicking Noises
As your water pump struggles in its old age, you may hear a clicking sound coming from the tank. This is another telltale sign that system isn’t functioning as it should.
- Water “Spits” From the Faucet
When you turn on a faucet, if the water spits or stutters out, this could point to an issue with your aging pump system.