Residential homes outside of the city get their water from a well. The well requires a pump to bring the water in the ground into your home. This water is then kept in a pressure tank that supplies water to the water heater or directly to an open faucet. The pump for a residential well is designed to work for many years without problems. However, issues do occur that need to be addressed. Review issues with a well that may require the assistance of Ben Franklin Plumbing of Durham.
The Water Pump
The pump for a residential water well will require electricity to work properly. If there is a power surge during the summer, then the breaker for your well pump may get tripped on the circuit panel. The breaker will need to be reset to restore power to the well pump. One thing to keep in mind is that power surges can also damage the motor for a well pump. A Durham plumber can check and see if well repair is needed.
The Pressure Switch
A pressure switch is typically used with a pressure tank for a residential water system. The pump shuts down when this switch is activated. This is a safety feature so the pump does not continue run if a water pipe breaks or there is too much draw on the system. A plumber can easily reset the pressure switch and restore water use in your home.
The Pressure Tank
Pressure tanks for residential water systems need to be at two pounds per square inch to provide the proper water pressure throughout your home. Most pressure tanks have an internal bladder that pressurized. If there is a leak in the bladder, then proper pressure cannot be attained. This will require a plumber to check for any problems.
Water leaks at any point of your water delivery system requires the use of leak detection equipment. If water leaks are found, then a Durham plumber will need to fix the problem.
If you are having problems with a residential well, then contact Ben Franklin Plumbing of Durham at 919-408-7200.