NO Water? No Water Pressure? Out of Water?
There is nothing more irritating than going to wash your hands at the sink at your Iron Ridge house and find out that there is no water at all! No water pressure - what do you do?
Homeowners in Iron Ridge contact the plumbers at Austin Plumbing Company for urgent 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 few quick reasons you may find yourself with no water pressure in your Iron Ridge home. The electrical switch could be tripped causing no electricity to the well pump. There is also a chance the pressure switch could be failed. Flip the circuit breaker on and off, back to on and see if your well pump turns 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 most safe 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 Iron Ridge? 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 can, 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. Plumbing help will be on the way to your Iron Ridge house.
Jet Pump Problems
Did you ever open 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 water pump problems in your Iron Ridge home. 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 water tank and the submersible jet pump. And of course there is a chance that the well pump has just quit pumping water.
Unfortunately, when a well 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 10 years? However, we have replaced many well pumps that have been in operation over twenty years. Residence of Iron Ridge have found the product life can vary depending upon the quality of the water in the well. When water has high iron and sulfur content, water pumps do not last as long.
There are several major brands of submersible water pumps. A few common brands include Red Jacket Pump, Franklin Electric Pump and Grundfos Pump. This list is not a complete list but is a good sampling of the major brands found in the Iron Ridge area we serve. Most water pumps manufactured today have a Franklin Electric motor. If you are experiencing any water pump issues or low water flow issues please contact Austin Plumbing Company or call your Smell Good Plumber at 262-367-3808.