When it comes to problems with your water pump system at home, diagnosing the issue can be hard to pinpoint, as some types of pumps like submersible pumps are below the ground. With limited visibility and complex components, how do you determine if your house needs a new water pump installed? At Ackerson Pump Company of Sussex County, we’re here to share the top 5 signs that homeowners may need their water pump replaced and how to go about getting a new pump installed.

Signs of Pump or Tank Problems

Anything that puts a strain on the water pump can cause it to fail prematurely. If you suspect an issue with your home’s pump system, the first thing we recommend is noting if you’ve experienced any of these conditions in the past couple of months:

  1. Dirty Water
  2. Loud or Odd Noises
  3. Decreased Water Pressure
  4. Abnormally High Electric Bills
  5. Air Spitting from Faucet

If the problems persist and you come home to a home with no running water at all, we recommend shutting off electrical power to the pump and to the water heater in order to prevent possible additional damage.

How to Troubleshoot a Faulty or Broken Pump

When it comes to water pump replacements, the best course of action is to hire an expert to replace the necessary parts. A broken water supply needs to be addressed quickly and correctly the first time in order to ensure the issue doesn’t happen in the future. A professional contractor can figure out water usage at your home, address low well capacity, and ensure adequate water pressure.

Find a Quality Pump Contractor

Serving Sussex County and beyond, Ackerson Pump Company provides quality installation and products and can even service homeowners oftentimes with same-day service. Our top-of-the-line pumps can last up to 20 years, twice the length of the average pump. Schedule your appointment today! Contact us at (973) 827-6088.


For more information on well pumps, visit angieslist.com to learn about additional signs of pump issues.