For the residents of small communities in a rural areas it is not always an option to be connected to a public water system. Depending on the location of the community, the municipal water system may not even have access available, which forces these homeowners to draw water from an on-site well.
A well is similar to the mechanics of a public water system in that there is a holding tank for water, which is then pumped from the well and dispersed. However, a well is drilled directly on the homeowner’s property and goes down as deep as necessary to access groundwater. Then, a pump is installed to move the water out of the well and to the home.
The systems and plumbing fixtures necessary to pump water from a well are intricate and require service from a professional plumber with experience working on wells and well equipment. Luckily, the residents of Peekskill and all surrounding areas can count on Call Clint Plumbing for trusted and reliable well and well equipment support.
We have invested in the special equipment and training needed to make us uniquely qualified to handle all of your well and well equipment service needs. A well pump is a very important piece of equipment and can encounter many mechanical malfunctions. Some signs of a pump going bad are:
- Murky Water
- Pump cycles too often or is constantly running
- Pump runs but there is no water
- Pump has short cycles and then cuts off
We can easily assess any of these signs of trouble and more to provide you with the most budget-friendly solutions for your specific issues. Our team of highly-skilled plumbers have years of experience providing maintenance, repair, and installation of all different makes and models of well pumps.
Well Pump Categories
There are two main categories that well pumps can fall into: submersible and jet pumps. While both categories are designed to extract water out of a well, the mechanisms used to do the pumping are quite different. The jet pump is installed somewhere outside and above the well. It can be used for both shallow and deep wells and works to pull water up out of the well through suction.
Conversely, submersible well pumps are installed completely under water at the bottom of the well and use pressure to force the water up and out of the well. These pumps operate efficient no matter how deep the water in the well is. Also, the water pressure with a submersible pump will be 30% stronger than with a jet pump.
While well pumps are a key piece well equipment the well itself is also a very important piece and all parts of the system must receive annual maintenance service to ensure longevity and integrity. Our expert plumbing technicians provide thorough annual well and well equipment maintenance and our customers come back to us year after year to ensure their wells and well equipment are all in top working order. Regular maintenance appoints should include:
- A flow test to determine how strong the water is coming out and give clues about how the pump motor is performing.
- An inspection of the equipment to make sure there isn’t any corrosion and everything is up to code.
- A test of the water to check for bacteria and levels of mineral deposits and sulfides.
Keeping your well and well equipment properly working is an important responsibility and ensures that there is never a disruption in water access inside of your home. The stress that comes along with suddenly not having water can be overwhelming and each member of our team is dedicated to alleviating that stress and providing you with efficient and budget-friendly solutions for any well and well equipment malfunction.