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There can be a number of reasons why your well constant pressure system isn't working. It could be either due to lack of power, broken pipes or tripping of a circuit. The cost for repairing damage to your system could depend on a number of things like the type of equipment needed, the depth of the well and where your well pump is located.

Additionally, if you require heavy pieces of equipment like a pump derrick, you should be prepared for higher costs. Or, if you are unsure of where your pump is located, the professionals might have to search its location, spending extra time and money.

So if you think your well needs repairing and are worried about how much it would cost, here's how you could lower your service bills and repair costs.

Signs Your Well Needs Repairing

Before we dive deep into how to lower your maintenance cost, here are some signs signifying that your well is in need of repair.

  • No water.

  • Loss of water pressure.

  • Loud noises from the well.

  • Air spitting out of the faucets.

  • Dirty or foul smelling water coming out of the well.

  • Pump keeps running even when the tank is full.

How to Reduce the Cost of Pump Replacement or Servicing?

Here are some suggestions of what you can do to reduce the cost of pump replacement and service.

  • Identify what equipment needs to be used. If your well is not that deep and is less than 100', you can ask the professional to take the pump out by hand. This won't require the use of any machinery, therefore, reducing your costs. However, if the well is deeper than 100', the ground must be dug to take out the submersible pump, which could cost extra money.
  • Figure out the location of the well. If your well is surrounded by trees, furniture, building blocks or fences, the professional would have to clear the area, thus costing extra money. However, if the well constant pressure system is located right beside your house in an accessible location, no additional appliances or labor will be used, which will help you save money.
  • Ask your technician what material needs to be replaced. In most cases, the cause is not multiple machine failure. In fact, a common cause of your well not working could be due to the inefficiency of the pump. The wires, motors and control box can be used again. You can also ask your technician if your pump is still under warranty to save costs.
  • Before you call your technician, it is important to have all the information on hand so you can describe what actually happened to the well. This will help the technician to troubleshoot the problem more quickly which cuts down on labor costs. When on-call, also let the professional know everything about your pump, any coinciding events that might have caused your well to stop working, like electricity breakage and history of repairing.
  • Make a file containing all the important records for the well. Make sure you include a model name and other important details so you can show it during the well water treatment, which could save you not only time but also money.

In Summary

In short, to save on the repair cost, it’s vital you have the basic knowledge of your constant water pressure system. Also, try to get your system serviced on a regular basis so that you can increase the life expectancy of your machine. Taking such preventive measures can reduce the need to repair your system by a great deal.