Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. My submersible well pump runs very often. Why is that?
- A. Your problem could be caused by many different factors. It could be as simple as the pressure switch not correctly adjusted. It could be a leak somewhere in the water lines. Or the pressure tank may have gone bad.
- Q. How do I know if my pressure tank is bad?
- A. The first thing to do is to turn off the power to your pump and drain all the water from the lines. All the water in the pressure tank should be gone at this point, if you try to scoot the tank, it should feel empty, if it is heavy then the tank is waterlogged and is bad. Also at this time you can take a reading at the tank stem to see how much air is left in the tank. Your tank should read 2 pounds under the cut in of the pressure switch. What this means is if you have a 40-60 psi switch your pressure tank should read 38 psi, or 2 pounds under the psi reading were the pump starts.
- Q. How deep will my well go?
- A. When dealing with mother nature there is rarely any clear answers. And when it comes to drilling that is doubly so. But a good guide is to check with your neighbors and see how deep their well is.