At Guardian Plumbing and Drain we specialize in well pump repair and replacement. Whether it’s a jet pump, shallow-well jet pump, deep-well jet pump, or submersible pump, Cobourg, ON residents rely on us to receive the right service at the best value.
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Is It Time For a New Well Pump Installation?
On average, well pumps are expected last up to 15 years. But the actual lifespan of each model will vary depending on the level of sediment in your well, whether the pump is submersible or jet-type, and various other factors. Some pumps may need to be replaced in as little as two years.
How do you know if it’s time to install a new well pump?
- Decreased water pressure
- Strange noises coming from the unit
- Poor water quality (seems dirty)
- Air hissing out of your faucet
- Sudden increase in electricity bill (your pump may be operating continuously just so it can maintain water pressure)
These are all common signs that point to well pump trouble. We recommend having your pump inspected so you will know whether repair or replacement is the next best step.
Choosing the Right Well Pump
At Guardian Plumbing and Drain our experts will help you choose the right pump for your home. There are several items to consider when selecting a new pump: depth to water source, your household’s water demands, whether your pump is aboveground or has a pipe connecting to the well, etc.
Jet Pump or Submersible Pump?
We determine the pump type by measuring your well’s depth to water.
If your water supply is closer to the surface, typically less than 25 feet below ground, we recommend installing a shallow-well jet pump.
For water supplies 25-400 feet below, we recommend deep-well jet pumps or submersible pumps.
Determining Pump Size
Well pump sizing depends on your household’s water use. The average 3-4 bedroom house should install a pump that can supply at least 8-12 gallons per minute (GPM).
The GPM is calculated by counting the number of water fixtures (showers, sink faucets, outdoor faucets, etc.) and water-dependent appliances in your home (dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators). That total will help you estimate the GPM your new pump should feature.
It can seem daunting trying to figure out which pump you should install, especially if your old pump was undersized. Leave the task of choosing your new pump to us - we are here to help you determine the best well pump for your particular needs. Our team will assess your home’s needs and determine the type and size pump that is most efficient.
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