A well-maintained well pump should do its job without too many problems, but every now and then, you might face certain issues. For example, there are various well-related problems that can cause water-pressure issues. Luckily, in many cases, these problems can be repaired by someone who has experience in working with well pumps. These are a couple of signs that you may need to hire a pump-repair professional to come out and look into a potential water-pressure issue with your well pump.
1. You've Noticed Reduced Pressure Within the Home
One of the first signs of water pressure issues that you might notice is an actual reduction in water pressure in your home. However, you will want to check multiple faucets and other water sources in the home to determine the source of the problem. For example, if the water pressure seems to be working normally throughout your home but there is a water-pressure issue in just one room, such as a bathroom, this problem could be caused by a plumbing leak or other similar problem. If it is an issue that you are experiencing all throughout the home or both within the home and at any outdoor water sources (such as water spigots), however, there is a chance that the problem could be due to your well pump.
2. Your Faucets Are "Spitting"
When you turn on the faucets in your home, do you notice that they start making "spitting" noises? If so, this could be due to a water-pressure issue. Basically, there might be a lot of air in the line, which is what causes the sound. Even if your water pressure seems to be normal when the water does begin coming out, these noises, even if they only occur when you first turn your faucets on, are a good indication of a problem.
If you don't have much experience working with well pumps, you might not think that you can diagnose problems with your own well pump. However, as you can see, there are a few things that you can look for to determine if you have a well-pump water-pressure issue. If you have noticed either of these two things within your home, it might be time to call a professional to come out and take a look at your well pump. Then you should be able to get to the bottom of the problem and repair the water-pressure issue with your well.