Owning a water well can be quite a stress-free experience most of the time, and well owners often speak of how easy and peaceful life with a private well can be. However, as with almost any household item or appliance, wells aren’t perfect and can sometimes suffer from problems and faults. As a well owner, it is important that you know warning signs of those potential issues.
Regular inspections and check-ups are highly recommended to all well owners in order to catch any problems before they develop into something worse, but if you do start to see any of the following warning signs, your water well might need some immediate maintenance or repairs.
Colored or Dirty Water
You don’t need an expert to tell you that if the water in your home starts looking dirty, discolored, filled with sediment, or otherwise not quite normal and clean, then it’s definitely time to get an inspection and seek out the services of water solution experts. There are many different possible causes of dirty water.
This issue could be caused by corrosion in your piping system or rust in your faucets. It could also be caused by contamination down in the well or a build-up of sediment in your well pump. It could also be caused by a well leak. When leaks happen, bits of dirt and sediment get into the water supply and up into your home. In any case, be sure to get the professional help you need right away.
Reduced Water Pressure
Have you noticed that the water from your faucets is suddenly coming out a lot more slowly or weakly recently? This is usually quite an easy sign to spot, perhaps because you can easily confirm it. If you notice that the water doesn’t seem to be coming out properly, you may have a water pressure issue.
There are several possible causes of low water pressure, none of them good. A well pump fault or well leak are definitely the most common causes. Other possible causes of this problem include corroded pipes, leaky pipes, clogged pipes, or too much sediment building up inside your well pump. In any case, getting a professional team out to inspect, assess, diagnose, and repair the damage is vital.
Filters Wearing Out
Filters are installed to deal with common water contaminants like chloramines, chlorine, manganese, and iron. If you find that you are needing to change the filter more often and that it seems to be wearing out more and more quickly, you might find that a well leak is the root cause.
A leak down in the well, or some other issue with the well or well pump, will cause the filters to work too hard. This more intensive pace wears out the filters more quickly. This leads to you wasting a whole lot of cash on extra filters and supplies to maintain your system. If this keeps happening, it’s time to get your water well inspected by a professional team you can trust.