Water pumps provide your home with the water it needs at all times. When the pump stops working, your home isn't going to be able to pull the water it needs inside of your pipes and fixtures. This pivotal component is something that you cannot do without. But, how can you possibly know when the pump needs to be replaced and when it is in proper working order? Here are some of the signs that you need to be on the lookout for alerting you to the fact that your water pump needs to be replaced.
Electric bills start soaring out of control.
If you notice that your electric bills are steadily increasing, you might be dealing with a faulty water pump. Your bills will often start getting higher and higher because the pump is constantly having to run in an attempt to maintain the water pressure in your home. As the pump continues to fail, it will run more and more. The more the pump has to run, the faster it is going to end up wearing out on you.
The faucets are spitting at you.
If you turn on the faucet and are greeted by a bunch of air spitting out of the fixtures, it might be that your pump is on its last leg. When the pump is functioning properly, it won't have air in the line. Your system will be able to constantly push water through. If it isn't performing properly, it will cause air to get in the lines as it fights to push the water into the system like it should.
The water is dirty.
When the water coming from your faucets goes from being crystal clear to a dirty, dingy color, that often means you got something else going on that needs to be addressed. Your water shouldn't suddenly start changing unless contaminants are getting into the system. A failing pump can end up allowing contaminants to be pushed through your pipes and into your home. A bad pump cannot filter out the water like it normally would, so the added minerals are going to end up making their way through your home.
If you notice any of the above issues going on in your home, you need to have someone come out, such as Advanced Drilling, and take a look at your water pump for you to determine if it needs to be replaced or not.