Having a well on your property in or near Fort Myers, FL, provides you with a lot of advantages. You’ll never pay a water bill, and you can use as much water as you need to for any purpose. Of course, one issue you will eventually face is replacing your property’s well pump. Here are three signs that it’s time to have skilled service technicians perform a well pump replacement on your property.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure in your Fort Myers home could be due to a variety of issues. Some possible causes include drought conditions, well failure, mineral buildup, or a pressure problem. A malfunctioning well pump is another possible cause. If there’s no drought and you’ve never had a problem with hard water, the pump is a likely culprit. An experienced service technician should inspect your well and pump system in order to determine the cause.
Constant Running of Pump
Constant running of the pump also suggests that a well pump replacement is in your future. The pump may have lost efficiency. An inefficient pump has to cycle more frequently in order to draw water from the well. You may notice frequent cycling for a while after washing laundry, using your dishwasher, or showering. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends having your well water tested immediately after a well pump replacement.
No Water from Fixtures
If no water flows from your home’s plumbing fixtures, and your property’s well hasn’t run dry, you’ll likely need a well pump replacement. Before calling for repairs, check that the pump has power. If the pump has blown the breaker or will not cycle, you need a new well pump. A typical well pump lasts for 15 years. If yours is much older, consider a replacement before it breaks.
To learn more about when to replace your property’s well pump, check out Lee County Plumbing & Well Service’s well pump replacement services, or contact our skilled service technicians today.