Well Pump Repair Vs Replacement: What You Must Know
At Brotcke, we do our best to offer you outstanding well pump repair service and replacement whenever you need it. We realize that the choice of repairing or replacing a well pump has significant financial and other consequences. Here are some things you should know when making these decisions.
Long Term Costs Can Be Lower With Replacement
Sometimes replacing a pump that is malfunctioning or that has a lot of worn parts is the best long term option. If we have to make extra trips out to your well to make repairs, you will have a separate service bill every time. A few trips out and you have spent a good part of what a replacement would have cost.
Better Water Flow Rate
A new pump can be purchased that has more power than the one you have. If a pump is underpowered, then it will have to work harder over time and will often wear out faster than one that is more suited for the water demands of your household or business. Water flow rates can become particularly low if the pump was underpowered when new and is now starting to fail in some way.
When Repairing Is Best
Newer pumps and those that are sized correctly for your well can be fixed, and you can also have well rehabilitation done at the same time. This is a much cheaper solution than drilling a new well and replacing pumps and other parts.
Sometimes pumps simply have some part that fails due to the unique conditions of your well or from seismic or other natural occurrences. Even the top brands can sometimes have problems.
Determining The Right Size Pump
Brotcke can help by assessing the flow rate of your well and recommending pumps that are made to accommodate this level. Our well experts can also determine the overall health of your well so other repairs and cleaning can be done at the same time as pump replacement. Contact us today to schedule your well evaluation and pump repair appointment.