Is My Water Well Going Dry?

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What are the warning signs your well is going dry?

Properly drilled water wells have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. And over the years, your water pump is underground, exposed to sediment and mineral buildup, causing your water supply to wane over time. So, how do you know if you’re experiencing a drying well, or if you simply need some general well water service? The key is to know the signs of a drying well, and act proactively. If you know the proper warning signs, there’s a strong probability an experienced team like Price Well & Pump can prevent your water from staling and burning out your pump.

Have You Experienced Muddy or Murky Water From the Faucet?

Has your well water lost its crystal clear shine? A murky or muddied appearance to your water is a tell-tale sign your pump is down to the bottom of your well; showing you mixed sediments in the water. When your water isn’t clear, you’ll want to make sure you don’t consume it. The water certainly isn’t healthy for drinking, eating, and can cause diseases.

Does Your Water Have a Funny Taste?

Have you noticed a recent change in the taste of your water? When your well is drying, and pulling sediments from the bottom of your well, the water will have a noticeable change in the quality of your water. Whether this change is in taste or smell, this sign will show itself prior to the visual experience of muddy water.

Do You Hear a Sputtering Sound From Your Faucet?

If it sounds like air is sputtering from your pipes when you turn on your faucet, there’s a problem within your plumbing system. This issue can be caused from a malfunctioning check valve on your water pump, or it can be a signal that your water pressure is low.

A Frequently Running Well Pump & Higher-Than-Normal Electric Bill

If you’re hearing your well water pump turn on, even when your water isn’t running, it may be struggling to keep up due to a lessened water supply. When your well is running dry, your well water pump will frequently kick on, work harder, and run longer than normal. All these things will also lead to a spike in your electricity bill, all potentially stemmed from your well water sitting below its normal level.

I Have a Dry Well…. Now What?

As a homeowner, you should know that you have options. You may be tossing your hands in the air, thinking “Good Lord… what’s it going to cost to drill a new well?” But, you need to know that these signs aren’t JUST signs that your well is drying out. In fact, you could have an issue that only requires a simple fix. For example, you may have a water pump that was simply installed in an incorrect location. Luckily, you have professionals in your corner that can help you find honest solutions to your low-yield well. To illustrate alternative options: we may suggest the use of a holding tank, the lowering of your submersible pump, or deepening your existing well.

At Price Well & Pump Company, we’ll make sure you know all your options, and help you make the best choice for your unique situation. Are you ready for an expert opinion? Call Price Well & Pump, today.

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