My well has no water? What Should I Do?
It eventually happens to all well owners with a drilled or artesian well.
The dreaded “no water” syndrome from your well.
And of course, this always seem to happen when you have company or other worst-case scenarios.
This could be a sign of serious problems or just a temporary problem.
But regardless, here is a guide on what to do if this happens to you.
The first thing to check if there is a problem with your water well system is whether you have power.
“Duh” you say!
Although it may sound absurd, many people are unaware that a water well pumping system needs electricity to function, and if the residence lacks electricity, the well won’t be able to pump water.
It’s also possible that not all aspects of your power have been fully restored if you recently lost power and it has only recently returned.
To prevent power spikes from harming your pump motor if you lose electricity, it is always a good idea to turn off the breaker for your well until the power is back on.
Do you filter your water? If the pressure gauge reads 40 to 60 psi yet there is no water flowing out of the faucets, it is crucial to rule out the possibility that the water filtering system in the home is to blame.
Believe it or not, this is a VERY common reason for no water.
If there is no water, try switching the filtration system to bypass to see if it solves the problem. If it doesn’t, keep reading.
Do you have a running toilet in your home or have you recently used a lot of water?
It is possible that you have exhausted your well’s storage capacity and are now having problems with replenishment.
So, if you have used large amounts of water for purposes other than your normal household needs, such as irrigation, washing cars, doing several loads of laundry, or filling a new pool, you will want to turn off the well breaker and give the well a rest before checking it again.
If these solutions don’t work, you may need well pump repair or a new well pump.
You will want to contact a water well specialist like Pruitt Water LLC to advise you on the best course of action.
Other possible reasons your well has no water could include:
Power Surges: Consistent or powerful power surges have the potential to destroy capacitors in the control box or destroy a water well pump.
Call Jon’s Well and Pump Services LLC to schedule an emergency service call if you recently had power surges and now you don’t have water.
Power surges are an annoying disruption that homeowner’s insurance will usually cover.
If this is the case, it wouldn’t hurt to contact your agent because your insurance provider will frequently pursue the power company for losses resulting from power surges.
Lightning Strikes: Lightning strikes are one of the most frequent causes of emergency domestic water well failures during electrical storms.
One of the few well-related problems that may occasionally be covered by homes insurance is lightning strikes.
After a lightning storm, if you are having a residential water outage, contact Jon’s Well and Pump Services Inc right away so we can restore your water service as quickly as possible and take advantage of their 24 hour emergency service.
Call your insurance agent or insurance company once a technician is on the way to determine whether the outage will be covered and what procedures are necessary to process the claim.
Hopefully, if your well has no water, there is a simple solution that can easily be fixed. If you need help, always call a professional.