For homeowners who choose to live in small or rural communities having a well on-site for clean water rather than having access a public water system is part of the deal. Being mindful of taking care of a well system in order to keep clean water in the home is one trade-off for living away from the hustle of a city.
Having a well on your property can come with some added responsibilities. For instance, if suddenly you don’t have water in your home when you are on a public water system you simply call the water service office and ask them to fix it. However, when you have a well it is your responsibility as the homeowner to have the issue assessed and fixed.
Some of the issues that might lead you to needing a professional plumber for your well include:
- 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
Thankfully, Call Clint Plumbing has been a trusted resource for well services by Poughkeepsie area homeowners for many years. We are able to investigate and address any signs of trouble that your well system might be showing. We have extensive knowledge and specialized training on all types and models of well pumps.
The category of jet pump was the only option of well pump for the longest time. These units are still installed in many homes today and are usually found in the basement. There are two types of jet pumps those with just one pipe that runs from the unit to the well water and the other that has two pipes.
A more efficient option for well pumps is the submersible version. These well pumps are installed directly in the well and don’t require water to be sucked out of the well but, rather they work to push the water from the well.
Maintenance service is essential to keeping the mechanics of a well pump and well in proper working order. The National Groundwater Association recommends annual maintenance be performed on your well and many of our customers come back year after year for our signature maintenance service, which 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.
A properly working well system is vital to keeping a household progressing and tasks getting done. These systems are also very complex and require thorough work done by professionals who have experience working on well systems. You can trust our team for highly-skilled well support regardless of what your needs are.