Well Repair Costs

In the arid climate of Arizona, water can be more precious than gold. But you don’t need to dig a mine—you just need to sink a well! With a well on your own property, your home can readily access necessary water. Not only that, your budget can reap the benefits, as well. You can also often enjoy better quality water than the municipal supply. But to ensure your well’s peak performance and to help reduce the need for costly well repair, keep these top five tips in mind.

Always Work with Experienced Professionals

From installation to regular maintenance, working with a knowledgeable and experienced team like A-1 Arthur’s Well Service can help guarantee your well’s quality performance. Licensed, bonded, and insured, we will walk you through every step in the process. And while the wells we install generally require very little maintenance, we do offer routine service in addition to installation.

Know Your System

The best thing a well owner can do to minimize repair costs is to become intimately familiar with their particular system. Increasing your understanding of your system’s operation—typical sounds, cycle timing, etc.— will make it easier to spot issues early. Also, it is prudent to make regular visual inspections of the cover, pressure tank, pump, and pipes looking for signs of breaks, corrosion, and leaks. Insufficiencies and wear in any of these parts can put undue strain on the system, requiring the pump to work harder and potentially burning out. 

Listen to Your System

Each time you turn on the faucet, take a listen. Is the flow steady? Does it spit unevenly? When you turn it off, does it stop right away or does it continue to run? These may seem like simple problems when, in fact, they could be indications of a bigger issue. You could be looking at air in the pressure tank, or a problem with your pressure switch, or even an issue with the pump itself. If you ignore them, you could be looking at a much higher repair bill down the line.

Monitor Water Pressure and Other Radical Changes 

Wavering water pressure in the kitchen sink or shower head could be a sign indicating your pump may be wearing out. Look for radical changes in your utility bills. Does the shower temperature alter drastically when someone flushes the commode? If you experience any of these, it may be time to call in a professional like A-1 Arthur’s Well Service.

Protect Against Freeze

Freezing can cause efficacy and even damage to well systems which include a jet pump. While the submersible pump is generally located below the frost line and relatively protected from the damage of a hard winter freeze, the jet pump which takes water to your home is located above ground and subject to the harsh elements. Homeowners can mitigate this issue by installing the jet pump in an insulated location in the home itself, or outside in an insulated enclosure. 

Schedule Annual Inspections

Forewarned is forearmed. Preventive maintenance plays a key role in staying abreast of any issues with your well, its pump, and any storage tanks it may have. Scheduling an annual inspection to review your water well system can catch potential problems early on and save you money in the long run.

These are just six things that well system owners can do to slice well repair costs and help ensure the long life and quality performance of their well systems. Regular maintenance is key and can catch many minor issues before they become big problems, saving you time and money. If you live in the Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Dolan Springs, Meadview, Hackberry, Mohave Valley, WikieUp, or Yucca areas, let the professionals at A-1 Arthur’s Well Service help you slice your well repair costs with our super service.