Whether you need to take a shower or run a load of laundry, maintaining a healthy water supply in your York, PA, home is essential.

JK Mechanical can help. We specialize in well pump repair and well pump replacement for homeowners throughout Lancaster County. We’re a licensed and insured locally-owned business offering HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services for families and businesses throughout Southern Pennsylvania.

Call us today at 717-925-8934 to schedule service for your home—we’re available 24/7 for emergency repairs! We’ve been in business since 1979, and we back our work with a warranty.

Now, let’s take a look at how your private well pump works and possible repair issues.

How Does a Well Pump Work?

Your well pump is the workhorse of your private water system. It draws water from your underground well and delivers it to your York, PA, home with consistent pressure.

There are two main types of well pumps: submersible and jet pumps:

  • Submersible pumps, which reside directly within the well itself. These pumps operate quietly and efficiently and are ideal for deeper wells.
  • Jet pumps, on the other hand, are located outside the well, typically in the basement or near the pressure tank. They create suction, drawing water from the well through a pipe. Jet pumps are a good option for shallower wells of around 25 deep.

Both types of pumps work with a pressure tank. The pressure tank stores pressurized water, ensuring consistent flow throughout your home even when the pump isn't running. A pressure switch automatically turns the pump on and off based on the water pressure in the tank.

When the pressure drops due to water usage, the switch activates the pump, refilling the tank and maintaining consistent pressure in your plumbing system.

Lancaster Well Pump Repair

The Pennsylvania Department of Health estimates that more than a quarter of adults in Pennsylvania rely on private wells for their drinking water.

The key to getting the best value from your Lancaster well pump is to maintain it and address minor issues immediately. Here are some telltale signs that indicate your pump may need attention:

  • Changes in Water Quality: One of the most noticeable signs of a problem with your well pump system is a change in your water quality. If your Lancaster County water starts to appear cloudy, discolored or has an unusual odor, it could signify that the pump is no longer effectively filtering contaminants from your water source.
  • Reduced Water Pressure or Flow: A noticeable decrease in water pressure throughout your home or faucet sputtering can indicate that your pump is struggling to meet your water demands. This could be due to a failing pump, a clogged well screen, or a malfunctioning pressure tank.
  • Noisy Well Pump Operation: A noisy pump is more than just an annoyance; it's a sign that something isn't functioning properly. Strange noises emanating from your well pump, such as clanging, grinding, or vibrations, can indicate mineral buildup, pressure problems, worn bearings, or internal wear and tear within the pump itself.
  • Continuous Pump Cycling: If your well pump seems to be turning on and off repeatedly in short cycles, one strong possibility is an issue with the pressure switch, which regulates pump operation. A faulty pressure switch can cause the pump to short cycle, reducing its life span and increasing wear and tear.
  • Sudden Increase in Electricity Bills: A failing well pump may have to work harder to draw water, leading to a significant spike in your monthly electricity costs. If you notice a jump in your electricity bill that can't be explained by other factors, it's worth investigating your well pump.

Choose JK Mechanical for Your Southern Pennsylvania Well Pump Repair

At JK Mechanical, we understand the importance of a reliable well water system. When your well pump malfunctions, it can disrupt your entire household.

That's why we offer a comprehensive well pump repair service designed to diagnose the problem quickly and get your water flowing freely once again.

Here are just a few reasons why JK Mechanical is the trusted choice for Lancaster County well pump repair:

  • Experienced and Licensed Plumbers: Our team of licensed and experienced plumbers has the expertise to accurately diagnose well pump issues and recommend practical, cost-saving solutions. We can handle all aspects of well pump repair, from troubleshooting electrical problems to replacing worn components.
  • 24/7 Emergency Service: We understand that plumbing emergencies don't happen on a convenient schedule. That's why we offer 24/7 emergency service, year-round, to ensure a prompt response and minimize the disruption to your water supply.
  • Commitment to Quality: We use only high-quality parts and materials from industry-leading manufacturers for all our repairs. This ensures your pump is functioning optimally and provides long-lasting performance.
  • Competitive Pricing and Financing Options: We are committed to providing fair and transparent pricing for well pump repairs. We also offer convenient financing options to help you manage the cost of repairs.

Private Well Pump FAQ

1. How long does a well pump last?

A well-maintained well pump can typically provide clean, fresh water for your Southern Pennsylvania home for 15 years or more. Many factors, from weather conditions to the specific location of your pump, can affect its service life.

2. What if my private well is affected by a flood?

Do not drink water from a flooded well. Call JK Mechanical right away, and we will send out a licensed team to clean and disinfect your well. We will then conduct water quality testing to ensure your water is free of contaminants.

3. Do I need a permit to drill a private well in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection outlines private well installation and maintenance guidelines. Our plumbing experts at JK Mechanical can help you with your private well project from start to finish!

Call Today for Lancaster Residential Well Repairs

A well-running well pump is essential to the health and efficiency of your private well in York, PA, and all the surrounding areas. JK Mechanical has decades of experience and expertise in working with private wells in Southern Pennsylvania. Call today at 717-925-8934 or request service online for prompt service and assistance with your private well.

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