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How Much Water Well Pump Repair Cost?

Well Pump Repair or Service Prices

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Repairing or servicing a well pump is never an easy task but must be stomached. This type of service usually must be performed immediately as well, since you and your family cannot be without water for long. Luckily for you, the service/repair or replacement of a well pump can usually be completed quickly.

Since the well and all supporting pipes are still working, all that must be done is disconnect the old pump from the electrical and plumbing systems and refurbish or replace it with a new one. Repairing or servicing a well pump usually involves unclogging the suction device or repairing a cracked inlet or outlet hose from the pump assembly. Problems like these are typical with all types of well pumps and can be fixed with minimal invasion and cost.

Repair Well Pump or Replace Well Pump

Here is a checklist to help determine if you need to repair or replace your well water pump:

  • Sudden loss of water pressure or zero water pressure
  • Well pump running but no water
  • Well pump not kicking on
  • Sediment and debris in the water

Most repairs can be completed for a few hundred dollars and get your pump working again in just a few hours. Clogs in your well pump can be fixed for $100 to $300, depending on where the clog is. Repairing broken inlet or outlet hoses are more expensive. Often times, repair cannot be possible if the damage is to the unit itself. If the unit is repairable, expect a cost of $200 to $500 to repair the pump to working form.

Pipe breaks underground are another matter. If you are experiencing a loss of water pressure in the system, chances are there is a leak somewhere in the line. It would be a good idea to have a professional well pump service examine the system. The pipe from the well to the house is usually laid between 2 and 6 feet deep, depending on where the frost line is in your area. It would be impossible for an average homeowner to know where the break is. Depending on how long the pipe run is between the house and the well, repairs of this sort could cost between $2,000 and $5,000.

Author: Brian Eckert

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