Well Pump and Pressure Tank Issues

Well Pump and Pressure Tank Issues

Many homes in Lancaster County receive water through wells. The system that delivers well water to homes is
a complex one and is prone to a variety of issues. The following are signs that your well pump or pressure tank
might be malfunctioning.

Discolored Water: If your water appears dirty or cloudy, it may be coming from the well itself, the pressure tank, or your pipes. Installing a water filter may be all that’s required to fix the problem.

Poor or Surging Water Pressure: Problems with water pressure can come from multiple areas within your system. Pressure tank, pressure switch and check valve issues, scaling due to poor water quality, and decreased well pump volume due to the age of the pump can all be to blame. Call Haldeman to have your system evaluated to find answers.

Unusual Noises: If you suspect an issue with your well pump, check the pressure switch near the pressure tank. The pressure tank contains a bladder that is filled with air. If air is leaking from the bladder, you will hear strange noises and clicking sounds. Because the escaping air causes the well pump to start and stop frequently, the problem needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Spitting from Faucets: This indicates air in your plumbing and can be caused by a leak in the pressure tank bladder or a well pump that is not working correctly.

High Electric Bills: Inefficient well systems will run more often and as a result, you will see an increase in your electric bill. If your well pump is running continuously, you have an issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

If you suspect that you might have an issue with your well pump or pressure tank, call Haldeman Mechanical.
We can perform a full inspection and ensure that your entire system is working at peak efficiency.