NO Water? No Water Pressure? Out of Water?
There is nothing more irritating than going to wash your hands at the sink at your Horicon home and find out that there is no water at all! No water pressure - what do you do?
Homeowners in Horicon contact the plumbers at Austin Plumbing Company for immediate help. No water means you are having a problem with your submersible well pump. Or, the issue could be with the pressure switch.
Well Pump Problem
There are a couple of quick reasons you may find yourself with no water pressure in your Horicon house. The electrical switch could be tripped causing no electricity to the well pump. There is also a possibility the pressure switch could be failed. Flip the circuit breaker on and off, back to on and see if your well pump cycles back on. Observe the contacts on the pressure switch. The contacts on the pressure switch should be clean and free of dust build up. Be careful there is 115 volts or 220 volts of electrical power supplying the pressure switch control. It is best to turn off all power when working on the well system even if you’re observing from a close distance. Always turn off the power to the pressure switch before removing the cover.
Do you know where your well is located in your yard in Horicon? With the power off remove the well cap. Observe all electrical wires look for arching or any wire that may be burnt or shorted out. If you find a burnt or shorted out wire this will cause low or no water flow. If all electrical connections appear to be in good order turn the power back on and listen for the sound of your submersible well pump running. If you hear the pump running for a few seconds than turn off and back on again your well pump motor may need repair. If you are able, disconnect the wires at the well location and check for proper electrical current.
If you are still experiencing no water, very poor water pressure, or water that is fluctuating up and down contact Austin Plumbing Company or give us a call at 262-367-3808. Well Pump help will be on the way to your Horicon residence.
Jet Pump Problems
Did you ever turn on a faucet to find no water pressure at all? If your well pump keeps losing pressure, or you continue to run out of water you could have one or more of these common well pump issues in your Horicon house. Before assuming that there is no water at all in the well, check to see that your water pump is working properly. See if the check valve or foot valve could be causing the problem. In some cases, a hole in the pipe leading to the pump can occur. This happens most frequently between the pressure vessel and the submersible water pump. And of course there is a chance that the water pump has just quit pumping water.
Unfortunately, when a water pump decides to quit working often times there are no fore warnings signs. Did you know that the average life of a submersible well pump is ten years? However, we have replaced many well pumps that have been in operation over 20 years. Residence of Horicon have found the life expectancy of a well pump can vary depending upon the quality of the water in the well. When water has high iron and sulfur content, well pumps do not last as long.
There are several major brands of submersible water pumps. A few common brands include Red Jacket Pump, Webtrol Pump and Myers Pump. This list is not a complete list but is a good sampling of the major brands found in the Horicon area we serve. Most well pumps manufactured today have a Franklin Electric motor. If you are experiencing any well pump problems or pressure problems please contact Austin Plumbing Company or call your Smell Good Plumber at 262-367-3808.