How to Tell if Your Water Pump is Failing?
Water pumps are installed into homes to help with poor water pressure and bring it up to the desired level. Although these can be so beneficial for your home they are often forgotten about until something goes wrong. Luckily if a high-quality pump was installed, it will last for many years to come and you will be able to forget about it without any concerns.
This blog post is going over what happens when your pump gets a bit worn out and how you can tell if you need a new one, unfortunately, this isn’t the easiest thing to determine but here are some of our key tips.
Some Signs Your Pump Is Going?
A lot of the time you may not realise your water pump is failing until it is completely broken which isn’t ideal especially if it is on a day with an important meeting and you need to have a shower! However, here are some signs you can look out for before it is too late and you can treat it early in a time that is best for you.
The most obvious sign that your water pump is going bad is that your water pressure may get a bit weaker. If this does happen, it is not guaranteed that this is the reason behind it but getting it checked out by a professional is definitely a good idea.
The Pump Is Making Sounds
If the pump begins to lose air from inside the tank you may notice a constant clicking noise coming from the tank. The reason the eventually stops the pump from working is that it causes the pump to stop and start frequently which strains the motor. This reduces the life expectancy of the pump so it is important you get it repaired before the whole pump breaks.
If you notice that your water spits when coming out of the tap this could also be a sign that the pump is failing. It may not occur all of the time, but if it goes unnoticed, it can drastically reduce the lifespan.
Extremely Hot Shower Water
If someone flushes the toilet when you are in the shower and the water goes boiling hot, there may be a problem with the tank. The drop in pressure from the malfunctioning tank will allow more hot water through which is why this happens.
High Electricity Bills
When there are problems in your water pump like the ones listed above it can reduce the efficiency of your water system, in turn, making your water bill more expensive over time. Get a professional to come in and take a look at this so stop this from happening.
So How Long Will My Water Pump Last?
Although it can be a nightmare when your water pump does eventually start falling, it is good to know that once it has been replaced it will last you for years to come. On average these water pump systems can last between around 8-15 years, so although it may be costly to repair or replace you can have the peace of mind that it will pay for itself over the years.
Get In Touch With Our Team
If you think that it may be time to get a new water pump or you want someone to come and check to see if it is at the end of its life. Call our team today who would be happy to help. Call us on 01775 711 960 or fill out our online contact form.
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