Importance of Well Maintenance
Maintenance is extremely important for your system. All machines with moving parts need routine check-ups to keep them running at optimal performance levels.
Having a maintenance program can greatly reduce the risk of unexpected system failure. It can also prolong the life of your system and keep your repair history and cost to a minimum.
Well and Pump Repair and Maintenance
Two things you should keep in mind for excellent well water maintenance are:
- water level measurements
- water quality measurements
Water level measurements are taken with a dip tube, water well sounder, or sonic sounder.
Water quality measurements done by water sampling. Sometimes the changes in water quality will be fairly obvious. These changes include, but are not limited to: odor, taste, color, clarity, and scaling. Keep in mind, that not all water quality changes can be detected by the senses.
Well Water Pump Repair Complaints
- Pump won’t run
- Pump runs, but water doesn’t come out
- Pump comes on too frequently
- Pressure switch doesn’t cut out
- Water pulsates when it comes out
- Water delivery is insufficient
Symptoms related to complaints
- Reduced well yield
- Sediment in the water
- Change in water quality
- Dissolved gas in the water
Possible causes of common symptoms
- Improper well design or construction
- Leak in system or worn pump impeller
- Slime or mineral scale build up
- Continuous over-pumping of the well
- Corrosion of well casing, liner, or screen
- Failure of annulus or casing seal
- Iron-related or sulfate-reducing bacteria
- Carbon dioxide or methane dissolved in the water
If you are experiencing any of these problems, call 541-582-HELP for your well and pump repair and maintenance solutions. All Well and Pump Service offers 24 hours emergency repairs.