What To Do If You Have a Well And No Water
Relying on a water well as your primary source of water means that any disruption to the flow can pose a significant inconvenience. Nothing is more distressing than turning on your faucet and, instead of a stream of water, you’re greeted with nothing. At GeoWater Services, we understand the importance of a reliable water supply, and we’re here to guide you through the steps you should take if you find yourself with a well but no water.
Check the Breakers
Sometimes, the solution is as straightforward as a tripped circuit breaker. Check the electric panel box for any tripped circuits and reset them if necessary. If your well pump shares a circuit with other large appliances, it could overload and trip the breaker, leading to a water stoppage.
Monitor the Pressure Gauge
A faulty pressure switch could also cause a lack of water. If your pressure gauge indicates that the pressure is under 20 psi (pounds per square inch), it’s a definitive sign that your pressure switch may need adjustment or replacement.
Assess Environmental Conditions
During severe droughts or periods of high demand, your water well can occasionally run dry. If other neighbors who also rely on well water are experiencing the same problem, it’s likely an environmental issue. Reducing your water consumption temporarily until conditions improve can often mitigate this.
Inspect for Leaks
Leaks in the water pipe can cause your well pump to run continuously, struggling to maintain the correct pressure, and eventually running out of water. Look for damp areas in the ground between your wellhead and your home or sudden patches of lush vegetation, which may indicate an underground water leak.
Test for Pump Failure
A non-operational pump is another reason your well may not provide water. If the pump itself is not working, despite power being supplied to it, it likely requires a professional inspection and potential replacement.
Call in the Professionals
While these initial steps can help identify easy-to-fix issues, most well problems require the expertise of a professional. If you’ve run through these checks and are still without water, it’s time to call in the experts.
The team at GeoWater Services is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to handle all sorts of water well issues swiftly and reliably. We will run a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the cause of your water stoppage and provide a solution, limiting disruption and getting your water flowing again.
Our commitment to offering a “one-stop-shop” for all your water well needs means we handle issues ranging from pressure switch adjustments to well pump replacements, and well repair or deepening if the well has gone dry. Trust GeoWater Services, your Colorado water well experts, if you’re experiencing a lack of water from your well. We have the commitment to quality, reliability, and excellent customer service to efficiently resolve your issue and restore your water supply promptly.