Although it may not seem important, it’s critical that every homeowner has a basic understanding of how their well water pump functions. Ackerson Pump Company knows that a simple awareness of your home’s water system – the type of well pump, potential problems, and how to troubleshoot issues – will empower you to take care of problems when they arise.

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Well Water System

Type of Well Pumps Available

There are two common types of water pumps: jet pumps and submersible pumps. Jet pumps are commonly used for wells that are no more than 25 feet deep. They are mounted above ground and use atmospheric suction to draw water from the well. Submersible pumps are used for deep private wells. Through the use of a motor and high-powered suction, they are able to carry water long distances.

Potential Well Pump Problems

Several elements can alert you to potential problems with your well pump. If you experience any of these signs, the next step would be to attempt troubleshooting the well water pump.

  • Air in the water lines
  • Muddy water
  • Cloudy water
  • Foul-smelling or foul-tasting water
  • Major change in water pressure
  • High electric bill

Troubleshooting Recommendations

Before you bring in a professional, try these troubleshooting recommendations:

  • Check the circuit breaker that controls the water pump.
  • Reset the well pump switch.
  • Schedule yearly routine maintenance for the well water pump.

If you try these troubleshooting recommendations and there are no results, then it may be time to call a professional.

Call a Professional

Consult a professional water pump company that is highly skilled not only at diagnosing pump issues, but also at repairing and replacing well water pumps. In addition to our repair services, Ackerson Pump Company has years of experience conducting well inspections and replacing water tanks, and we are available 24/7 for emergency services.

When you are experiencing issues with your well water pump, contact the trusted water pump authorities at Ackerson Pump Company at (973) 827-6088. We gladly serve Bergen County, Sussex County, Morris County, and the surrounding areas.