I Don’t Have Water

I don’t have water! What do I do?

If you are out of water, have low water pressure, dirty water, water is surging, or you experience spits of air coming from your faucet this is an indication that you have trouble with either the water well pump or the water tank.

Call the A & P Pump Service first! When well owners try to service their own wells, they usually fail to solve the problem or make it worse. Qualified professional water well system contractors, like specialized equipment, materials, and techniques to keep well systems operational and water supplies safe.

What could be wrong with my well or pump?

If you are out of water it could be a number of things…….First thing to do is check the well or water pump breaker in the electrical breaker box. If that is ok then you need to check the pressure gauge on the water (well) tank to see if that is reading any pressure. If the pressure gauge reads over 40 psi it could possibly be a filter is blocked or needs to be changed (if you have one) or the pressure gauge is broken. Frequently we see broken pressure gauges or gauges that get stuck. Another possibility is a broken wire going to the pump or the pump is bad and needs to be replaced. These are a few of the most commons things found by our technicians.

How much does water well service and pump replacement usually cost?

Service rates vary depending on what kind of problem you have and whether you need a whole new well pump or let’s just say a new pressure gauge. We charge …..

What should you do when your water well stops working?

First thing to do is to check and see what the pressure gauge is reading on the water (well) tank. If the gauge reads 0 – 20 psi then check the well or water pump breaker in the electrical box to see if the switch was tripped. If the breaker is tripped then the well pumps is bad or the wire shorted to ground. If the breaker is not tripped then you could have a broken wire or a bad pump motor. If the pressure gauge is reading 40+ psi you may have a blocked water filter (if you have one).

Does water well pump replacement come with a warranty?

All well pumps come with a manufacturer’s warranty of 5 years from the date of install. If the well pump were to fail within the 5 years the well pump would be replaced at no cost but there would still a labor cost to replace the well pump. We do offer our customers ….

How is a water pump extracted from the well safely?

In order to attempt to remove a water pump from the well you need to know how deep the well is. If you don’t know the depth of the well, DO NOT try to remove the pump yourself or with friends or family it should be left to the professionals. Some pumps can be pulled by hand, however it can be tricky and often we have received phone calls after a homeowner has dropped their pump down the well. In the long run costing the homeowner more money because they need to pay us to retrieve the old pump and then install a new one. Some pumps also need to be pulled with pump pullers if they are installed on coil pipe (hdpe) or need to be removed with a hoist (crane) truck when they are installed of straight lengths of 20’ pipe. Trying to pull pumps yourself can be dangerous. Pumps can be very heavy when you add all the pipe, water in the pipe, and wire. Also all of the iron and manganese that could have deposited on the outside of the pipe can make it very slippery and tough to hold on to. Call a professional like A & P Pump Service – we are worth the money spent!