When you don’t have any water coming into your home, you cannot wait to solve the problem. There are some things you can check on first, but most likely, you’ll need a plumber to resolve the problem.
In case you need a new well pump, call your local contractor ASAP so that there is time to plan the replacement. While we hope this isn’t the case, you should keep in mind that a well pump only lasts about 10 years, and this is something you should be prepared for.
There are a few possibilities for what may have caused the water flow to stop, so do not jump to conclusions too soon.
For most of these issues, you will need a plumber for a thorough diagnosis and resolution.
Before you call a plumber, however, there are some things you can check. The main thing is your electrical system. The circuit breaker for your water pump should be set to on. If not, try resetting it (although a pump that frequently trips the breaker is also problematic).
Then, you should check the pressure tank. If pressure is high enough, the problem is probably with a water pipe within your house. If you’ve got no pressure (or very little) then there is a problem with the tank, pressure switch, or well pump.
Remember, the problem could be within the pressure tank, or you may only need a pressure switch replacement. However, you may need a new well pump. Here are some of the reasons your well pump may fail.
Call Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating Inc for well pump replacement and service in Rockaway, NJ.