It can be so frustrating to wake up, get in the shower, and turn the faucet on to have zero water coming out. Before you get upset over not having water in your home, take a moment to check and see if there’s an easy fix. At Ackerson Pump Company, we suggest following these tips to troubleshoot your well pump. Hopefully, it’s a simple adjustment and you’ll be enjoying that hot shower in no time.
Inspect the Breakers
The first thing we suggest you do is to check the breaker box. Often, a breaker gets tripped, and the solution is as simple as resetting it or replacing the fuse. This is especially common in older homes. If this seems to be an ongoing problem, it could be a short within the electrical wiring itself. In this case, you may want to hire an electrician to look into it further.
Check the Pressure Gauge
If the breaker box isn’t the problem, the next step would be to check the pressure gauge of your well pump. This will tell you whether the problem lies inside your home or in the well itself. The pressure should read between 40 and 60 psi. If the pressure is in this range but you still don’t have water, then the problem is most likely an internal plumbing issue. If the pressure is low or at zero, then there is something definitely wrong with the well system.
Check the Pressure Switch
Another area to check that can sometimes break down is the pressure switch. Over time, this switch can become corroded, causing a malfunction in the well pump. Be careful as you check the switch as the contacts are live, and you don’t want to harm yourself. If the switch is corroded or damaged in any way, it’s best to call in a professional to repair or replace the pump.
Water Pump Services in Bergen County
The next time your well pump is on the fritz, contact the professionals at Ackerson Pump Company by calling (973) 827-6088. We serve Bergen County and all nearby areas with our water pumps, well pump replacement services, well inspections, water well repairs, and water tank installations.
Source: “Why Would a Well Pump Stop Working?” Blog article. Empire Pump, Inc. 24 Aug. 2021. Web. 01 Dec. 2021.