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- 1 What Are the Most Common Well Pump Repair Issues in Saddle River?
- 2 What Factors Cause Premature Well Pump Failure in Saddle River?
- 3 How Much Does Well Pump Repair Usually Cost in Saddle River?
- 4 How to Avoid Costly Well Pump Repairs in Saddle River?
- 5 When Do You Need Permits for Well Pump Repair in Saddle River?
What Are the Most Common Well Pump Repair Issues in Saddle River?
When your well pump stops working, things can get muddy really quickly. Look out for these common issues that we see in Saddle River so you can have any problems repaired as soon as they pop up.
Low Water Pressure
If you’re suffering from low water pressure, you can rest assured that it’s a very common issue and isn’t usually a plumbing emergency. More often, your low water pressure will come on gradually and often indicates that something is wrong inside your well, pipes, or well pump. It’s always best to call a plumber to assess the situation since your low water pressure is a signal that something isn’t right. In some cases, your pipes may be old, cracked, clogged, or even corroded. If that’s the case, we’ll need to discuss replacing them. Other times, your low water pressure may be due to an old well pump that is beginning to fail. In these cases, we’ll need to replace your well pump so it can do its job efficiently and effectively. Although your low water pressure is not an emergency, it is an indication that something is wrong and should be addressed. Make sure you have it looked at by a professional before you’ve got a much bigger (and more expensive) problem on your hands.
If you fill a glass with water only to find that it’s brown and murky, it’s best to call a licensed plumber right away. Oftentimes, this is a sign that your water level is low and your pump is pulling silt and sand into your pipes. This problem needs to be fixed quickly so your well pump isn’t damaged. The sand can be abrasive and will quickly cause your well pump to fail, leading to a replacement. In other cases, your discolored water can be caused by minerals like iron and magnesium that leach into the water supply, or your pipes can be corroded, causing harmful contaminants to leak into your tap water. We have tools to test your water supply so we know exactly what’s in it to ensure that no matter what, your water supply is safe for your family to drink. You can also have your water supply tested through the Division of Water Supply and Geoscience.
If the water spits out when you turn the knob, it’s a sign that air has entered your pipes somewhere along the line. This can indicate a cracked pipe above your well pump that needs to be replaced. It can also be a sign that your well pump isn’t working properly and it will need to be checked out. In these cases, we’ll need to pull your pump to see what the problem is and we’ll discuss whether it needs to be repaired or replaced altogether.
No Water at All
It can come as quite a surprise when you turn on the faucet and no water comes out. In these cases, a licensed plumber can help you to quickly diagnose the problem so you can get water flowing into your home again quickly. Sometimes, it’s just an electrical problem that can be quickly fixed. If your well pump tripped the breaker for some reason, you can simply reset the breaker and everything will work like new. If that doesn’t work, we’ll need to take a closer look at your well pump. In some cases, the well pump may need to be relocated deeper into the well and in other instances, your pump may have just stopped working. If your well pump is old, we will probably suggest that you have it replaced since they don’t typically last longer than 15 to 20 years.
What Factors Cause Premature Well Pump Failure in Saddle River?
Most homeowners don’t think about their wells or well pumps unless something major happens, and by then, they have very extensive (and expensive) damages to deal with. If you want to stay ahead of any big problems, make sure you avoid these common factors that can lead to premature well pump failure in the Saddle River.
If your well and well pump were installed correctly, you can rest assured that it will serve you for decades with very little need for maintenance. It’s important that you hire a licensed pump installer through the state of New Jersey to dig and install your well so it meets all of the necessary standards. If your contractors cut corners during installation or they used poor-quality materials, you’ll have to deal with a slew of maintenance issues down the road. Keep this in mind when you need to have repair work done to your existing well and well pump. Quality parts and professional service go a long way to ensure that your well will be dependable and safe for many years.
Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their wells or well pumps and that’s okay. Most wells are designed to work tirelessly to provide your family with clean drinking water at the turn of a handle. If you’d like to keep your well pump in working order, it’s important to tackle any issues as soon as they pop up. Most of the time, a problem can be fixed easily (and at a low price point) when it is caught early. If left untreated, your well pump may have to work overtime for many weeks and it will eventually give out. If this happens, we’ll need to replace your well pump much earlier than expected and that’s going to cost a lot of money.
Poor Water Quality
If your water pressure slowly begins to drop or if your water becomes discolored, have your well pump assessed right away. Many times, homeowners ignore these issues, leading to much bigger issues down the road. If your water is discolored, your well pump is likely being damaged by sand and sediment that will eventually cause it to fail prematurely. Similarly, your low water pressure can be a sign of a much bigger issue that will eventually cause your pipes to burst. Poor water quality is usually a first sign that something isn’t quite right and it will save you, in the long run, from taking care of the issue as soon as it appears.
How Much Does Well Pump Repair Usually Cost in Saddle River?
In Saddle River, you can expect to pay around $1,000 for well pump repair. Since each job is unique, your price will depend on several variables. When calculating your quote, we’ll take the following factors into consideration.
Wells come in many shapes, sizes, and depths, and it’s important to know what we’re dealing with before giving a final price. A deep well makes it difficult to access the pump and that will be reflected in your final cost. A shallow well, on the other hand, is much easier to access and it won’t cost as much for a plumber to repair.
Well Pump Type
If your well pump needs to be repaired, your cost will depend on the type of pump that’s installed. A jet pump, for example, is easy to access and repair since it’s located above the well. A submersible pump, on the other hand, is located deep within the well and is much more difficult to access. Additionally, if you need to have your well pump replaced, we’ll factor the cost into your final bill. We can discuss the different types so you can choose the well pump that meets your family’s needs best.
Extent of Maintenance Needed
If your well hasn’t been properly maintained or if it’s old, you can expect to pay a lot more to have it repaired. Your final bill will reflect the amount of work needed to get your well back in working order. If your well is in good working order and it just needs a little TLC, you can expect to pay far less than for a pump that has extensive issues to repair.
How to Avoid Costly Well Pump Repairs in Saddle River?
If you want to keep your well pump in pristine condition, it’s important to pay attention when it tells you something’s wrong. At the first sign of a problem, call a technician to check things out. The worst thing you can do is ignore a well pump issue since it will likely lead to a much bigger (and more expensive) repair down the line. If you notice discolored water or any of the issues listed above, save yourself a headache and call a technician right away.
When Do You Need Permits for Well Pump Repair in Saddle River?
Any major work done in the city limits of Saddle River will require a permit before the job begins. If you’ve obtained a permit through the city, you’ll also need to hire one of the 400 licensed pump installers recognized by the state of New Jersey. These technicians will be able to walk you through the required paperwork needed to begin the project and any questions can be directed to the Division of Water Supply and Geoscience at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.