If you need a Middletown plumber who provides well pump and tank services, you need look no further than Jones Services. We have helped scores of customers with their well pump and tank problems for more than two decades, and we can fix your problem as quickly as possible. It’s very important to choose only a qualified service professional to work on your system. Failing to do so can substantially reduce the lifespan of your well pump and lead to extremely costly repairs down the road.
During the time we have provided these services, we have run across a wide range of problems. Here are some of the most common we encounter on a regular basis.
Poor Well Pump System Design in Middletown
One of the most common problems we see among customers who try and put together their own well pump system is improper design and sizing. Many times we find that do-it-yourselfers install a tank that is too small for the amount of water that flows through the system. When this is the case the tank has to cycle too quickly, resulting in pump relays and pressure switches prematurely deteriorating, among other problems.
We’ve seen the opposite plenty of times also, where someone has installed a tank that is too large for the pump. If this happens in a low-yield or shallow well, the pump can run dry before the tank fills, running until serious damage occurs.
Electrical Well Problems in Middletown
Many times we see electrical problems – not necessarily with the pumps themselves but due to some sort of on-site electrical malfunction. We often look at the pump’s pressure switch to determine where or not there is voltage in the line terminals. We’ll also look across the points to see whether or not power is making it past the pressure switch to the pump. If the voltage is incorrect, we’ll pull the circuit breaker and check resistance from line-to-line and line-to-ground.
Common reasons for electrical problems include broken or aged wires, exposed cable, and low or high voltage.
Check Valve Failure in Middletown
Check valves can become stuck in the “open” position or fail to open. If the check valve at the top of a pump goes out, that can cause the pump to short-cycle or will allow air to get into the line. If it takes a while for water to flow after you turn on the pump, that is a sign of either a check valve malfunction or a hole in the pipe somewhere below the last check valve.
If you experience any of these problems, please do not hesitate to call the professionals with Jones Services!