How Long Does a Well Pump Last?

How long does a well pump last? Private water well owners ask us this question often. And it’s an important question – the moment the pump stops working is the moment you no longer have a water supply. The simple answer is 8-10 years, but they can last much longer with the proper care and maintenance. It is essential to know which signs suggest your pump isn’t working correctly, the best practices for maintenance, as well as when to repair/replace it.  

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The answer to “How long does a well pump last” can have a much better answer if you maintain it properly. As the owner of a water well, you should know how to do a few simple maintenance tasks and call for professional inspections periodically. For example, you should regularly clean the cooling fan of the pump. Debris can get caught in the fan which makes it have to work harder to maintain lower temperatures. Looking for and clearing this debris regularly can prevent them from overheating. It’s also a good idea to check the flanges for signs of leaks. If water begins collecting around at the base there is a chance it’s leaking and needs to be repaired. Call a professional technician if you suspect this is the issue.

The bearings and mechanisms inside of a well pump need to move smoothly to prevent overheating and other issues. Remember to occasionally lubricate all of its moving mechanisms. Regularly check o-rings and gaskets to see if they have worn down or cracked. Make sure to replace any that aren’t in good condition.

Get The Right Pump

How long does a well pump last? Depends on whether you get the right one or not. Many people miscalculate the size and strength of the machine they will need for their well. If it is too small or weak, it will have to work in overdrive to move the amount of water you require. This will wear it out much sooner than it should. If your pump is too large or powerful, it can kick up sediment in your well, which gets into the machinery and breaks down its parts. Make sure to consult with a professional technician for advice on the most appropriate pump for your particular well. 

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Pressure Tanks

Adding a pressure tank to your setup can also increase the lifespan. Pressure tanks work alongside the water pump to regulate water pressure. The pump delivers water into the tank until it is at the correct water pressure for your home or irrigation system. Once the tank is at the correct pressure, it turns off and clicks back on when the pressure dips too low. Without pressure tanks, the pump will need to remain in constant operationcausing them to wear out much faster.

How Long Does A Well Pump Last?

With the right water well service helping you, it will last for years and years to come. At A1 Well Drilling & Pump Service, we offer a variety of services including well drilling, service, water treatment, installation, and more. Our expert technicians are fully equipped to handle any problem that may be happening with your well. We are an expert well drilling company with 4 generations of experience.  Available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, A1 Drilling and Pump service is always ready to provide expert service

Whether it’s too old and you need a new one or you’re simply in need of a few repairs or service after a flood, we’ll be there for you! So, if you’ve noticed any of the things listed above causing problems with your well or you just think it’s time for a check-up, give us a call today!



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