Portage Well Tank & Pump Services

Professional well pump repair and installation in the Portage area.

You may have the choice of how your water is supplied, or you may have to use a water well. Whichever the case may be, if you do use a water well, a well pump will likely be required. With this said, pumps need service, repairs, and sometimes to be completely replaced. Dan Wood Company has the experience needed to ensure that your well pump functions properly and efficiently so that you have access to water and water pressure at all times.

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When to Replace a Well Pump

Private water wells come with a host of benefits. The biggest one being that you’ll never have to pay a water bill. Also, you won’t have to worry about town water bans. This luxury comes with the responsibility for your own water supply and the maintenance of that delivery system. Over years of use, your well pump will eventually need to be replaced and these are the signs to look for:

  • No water from faucets- given that your well has not run dry, no water from your faucets can be alarming. Once you’ve turned off the pump and reset the circuit breaker, turn the pump back on. If the pump still doesn’t work or blows the breaker, it could be a sign of trouble
  • Low water pressure- there are a few reasons why you may be encountering this issue, and one of them could be the fact that your pump is old, losing efficiency, and is not pulling the water it used to
  • Pump constantly running- this sign could go hand-in-hand with the one listed above. If the pump is not drawing water efficiently, it could be having trouble keeping up with the demands for water which could cause it to remain running

Although these signs do not mean that you will absolutely need a new well pump, they are typically indicative of the replacement.

Types of Well Pumps

There are numerous water well pumps that can be found, but there are three that are more common than the others. These three pumps include:

  • Centrifugal pumps- these can be used for wells up to 25 feet deep. This depth is the effective range to generate suction force to lift the water to the surface. They are smaller and cost less than most other pumps
  • Submersible pumps- can be used in shallow or deep wells. They are completely submerged in water and their watertight properties ensure that there is no electrical contact with the water. These units can pump water much further than centrifugal pumps
  • Jet pumps- work by creating a vacuum in the suction pipe and relies on atmospheric pressure to force the water from the well to the pump. These units require very little maintenance and can be very cost-effective

Helping You Choose the Best Well Pump

When you choose Dan Wood Company, you choose education, experience, and service. We take pride in being able to educate our customers on every well pump option available and explaining the pros and cons of each. In addition to helping you make an informed decision, we have the best technicians available to install your new pump which ensures very little time without access to tap water.

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If you think you need a new well pump or have been shopping for one, let Dan Wood Company walk you through the purchase and then allow us to install it for you! Call us today at (269) 216-0002 to set up your appointment!