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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Does Your Well Pump Need To Be Replaced Or Repaired?

by Madison Dean

Your well pump is a very important and vital part of your well system. A well pump collects water from the earth and moves it to your home by a network of pipes. If you don't have a functioning well pump you won't have clean water in your house.

When well owners find their pumps malfunctioning, they figure that they can either replace or repair them. But how can you tell which is the correct choice? There are several ways to determine your best option.

Air Is Splitting

If you notice that water is not pouring out consistently or that there are bubbles coming out when you turn on your faucet, there might be a fracture in the pipe that is attached to your well pump. A well pump repair contractor or plumber can solve this problem. It could also be a good idea to verify if your water table is below the well pump. If the well becomes dry, you might have to dig another one or buy additional reservoirs to make up for the reduced water supply. If all else seems okay and a professional sees evidence that the pump isn't working properly and is about to break, then it is time to replace it.

Well Water Is Dirty

Is your water smelling rancid or it tastes metallic? Though unappealing, there is generally no need to worry. That usually indicates benign minerals in the well. But if you notice sediments in your well water, fix this issue as soon as possible. In most cases, this is a problem specific to the well pump and the sediment could negatively affect the lifespan of your pump.

There Is No Water

If there isn't any water present, there could be many reasons for that. There could be an issue with the breakers or the pressure valve might have turned off. Tripping the circuit breaker or the pressure switch might fix this issue. When your breaker flips often, you might want to get a pump inspection. But you should also call a plumber if you think you have a sewer problem. If the circuit breaker is functioning normally or the plumber can't find any cracks, your pump could be too old or not able to carry water. If that is so, you should definitely replace your well pump.

Even though it is feasible to repair or completely replace your well pump yourself, it might be challenging if you have no training or necessary skills. It is best to contact a well expert or a plumber to help you with your well pump. Your well pump is how you get fresh water into your home. You should leave something that important to the professionals. When your well pump is broken and needs to be replaced, contact a local plumber as soon as possible for assistance.