Indianapolis homeowners who have water wells often ask our plumbers how to know when a water pump needs replaced. Anticipating a water pump repair or replacement enables you to budget and to plan for the home improvement before it hits emergency status. Here are a few signs that your water well pump may be on its way out.


1. Low water pressure

Have you noticed a decline in water pressure—either gradually over the last few months or suddenly? If so, your water pump may be struggling to keep the water in your home regulated.

2. Dirty water

If the water coming out of your faucets appears darker than normal or dirty, it may be a sign that your well water pump is not working properly. Even if it’s not the water pump, dirty water is never a good sign for your plumbing, and you should have a professional assess the issue.

3. New, loud noises

Did you recently hear new noises coming from your well or plumbing? Loud clanking and banging may be attributed to a water pump that’s trying to do its job but failing.

4. High utility bills

When a water pump is beginning to fail, it works overtime to try to keep the optimal water pressure in your home. As a homeowner, you may notice your utility bills suddenly spike. If the increased charges cannot be attributed to a faulty HVAC or uncommonly dramatic outdoor temperatures, then you may want to see whether your water pump is working as it should.

Each one of these signs could indicate that your water pump needs to be replaced. If you notice more than one of these signs, you need to call a quality plumber to assess the issue and begin repairs before you lose water pressure altogether.

Indianapolis residents can rely on the plumbing experts at Indy Renovation. Our team takes great pride in quality work and customer care. To schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers, contact us today at (317) 375-4464.

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