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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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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

Well Pump Care 101: Things To Know

by Madison Dean

When you're having a well drilled on your property, one of the most important components of that system is the well pump. In fact, without the right well pump, you may face water delivery issues that negate many benefits of having your own independent water source. That's why it's important that you take steps to protect your well pump beginning right after its installation. Here's a look at some of the things that you need to know.

Discuss Upgrades With Your Well Pump Installation Contractor

There are a few different upgrades that can help to prolong the lifespan of your well pump and help to keep that pump in good condition. For example, torque arrestors can help to regulate and minimize any movement in the pump when it turns on and off. This can eliminate a lot of costly wear and tear, saving you significantly over the years.

Additionally, eliminate any plastic check valves or sensors and have them replaced with something more durable, such as brass. Your well pump installation contractor can help you assess which components are vulnerable to weakness from plastic and help you choose the right upgrades.

Ask About A Maintenance Program

Many well pump installation companies provide not only installation but also ongoing maintenance. If you're having a new well pump installed, this is the perfect time to establish a maintenance plan that will keep your well pump inspected, serviced, maintained, and running the way that it should.

Most well pump maintenance programs require an annual fee, but will also provide you with support for emergency repairs, as well as your routine maintenance and service appointments. Talk with your well pump installation contractor about the maintenance plan options available for you.

Know The Signs Of Trouble

Another important factor when it comes to well pump care and maintenance is understanding the signs that your well pump is having trouble. For example, things like intermittent pressure changes, constant pump cycling, air in the lines, or even sediment in the water can all be indications of problems with your well pump. Knowing these signs can help ensure that you call for repairs right away, which can reduce the risk of complete pump failure.

When you invest the time and money into having a well drilled and a pump installed, you want to be sure that you're getting the longest possible lifespan from that investment. These are some of the most important things to think about as you're planning your well drilling and installation. Talk with your installation contractor today for more guidance and support.