Does your family rely on well water for drinking, bathing, and other chores and conveniences? If so, it’s important to ensure your pump is working to keep clean water coming into your house. Call The Super Plumber - Plumbing and Drain Services for water well pump and sewer pump repairs and replacements. In business since 2006, we bring experience to every appointment we take in the Nanaimo, BC area. We also offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services.
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Types of Well Water Pumps
It’s important to install the right type of pump for your home when you rely on well water for drinking and other conveniences. Three common types of pumps are:
- Shallow well pump: This uses a basic centrifugal pump and works for wells that only go down to 25 feet. This doesn’t require as much power as other pumps, and it’s easy to maintain.
- Deep well pump: This is used for deeper wells that range from 25 to 110 feet. It has a more powerful pump to move the water faster.
- Submersible well pump: Also known as a deep well submersible pump, this is ideal for pumps that are deeper than 110 feet. This type is located within the well and it pumps water up through a pipe. With this type of pump, the water is being pushed out, whereas the other two types of pumps pull the water out.
Signs Your Well Water Pump Needs to Be Replaced
To ensure water is available in your home, it’s important to identify signs that your pump needs to be replaced before it completely malfunctions - leaving your family without access to water. Some signs to watch for that can indicate you need to install a new unit can include:
- It’s pumping out cloudy or muddy water.
- The water pressure is low.
- Your utility bills are increasing.
- The water has an odd taste or odour.
- The pump is constantly running.
- You hear strange or odd noises coming from the system.
- There is no water coming from the well.
- Your unit is older and starting to show signs of aging.
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3 Things to Know About Sewer Pumps
It’s important to understand how your sewage pump works so you can detect when there is an issue with the unit. Some basics you should know about these systems include:
- These are installed on properties where sewage cannot travel to the septic tank on its own and instead needs assistance.
- A pump has to be the right size in order to provide sufficient power to move waste at a minimum rate. Ask a professional for guidance on what size of pump you need for your home.
- Pumps can be sensitive to certain items that are flushed down a toilet, including oils, disposable wipes, hygiene products, and other items, so it’s important to be aware of this to avoid issues.