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What to Do About a Broken Well Supply Line

Do you know that the average cost to replace or install a new well pump is typically between $1,000 and $2,750, with the national average being about $1,750. 

The type of well pump you install or replace can greatly change both the unit cost and the installation cost.

The overall cost is also affected by the depth, location and size of your well.

No one wants to have a broken well supply line, but if you find yourself dealing with this situation, there’s help.

If your well is leaky or you suspect the line has broken, it helps to understand what is really going on.

Here’s how to tell if you have water line issues and what’s the best way to fix them.

The Telltale Signs of a Water Line Issue

The signs of a water line leak include low water pressure in your home and an inability to run water-based appliances like your washer and dishwasher.

If you experience a complete lack of water flow, there is probably a blockage in your pipes or a complete water line break.

Your water bill can also serve as an indicator that something is wrong.

You may find yourself paying more for your bill, either suddenly or gradually over time.

Reasons Your Water Line May Malfunction

So what are some reasons for water line problems?

There’s no one right answer, and often the cause is a combination of several different factors.

Here are five of the most common causes of home water supply issues.

1. Age

Sometimes there’s just no way to get around what time does to plumbing.

Wear and tear and dry rot are some of the worst enemies of plumbing systems.

If your well water line has been around for a while, don’t be surprised if it wears out and has to be replaced.

2. Earthquakes

Ground movement is surprisingly frequent.

Even in small doses, it can snap pipes and other plumbing components.

This is what makes earthquake sites so dangerous- often electrical wiring and water are in contact with each other. 

Plumbing components aren’t made to withstand that kind of stress. 

This kind of damage can also affect your well’s pressure tank, which means the flow from your well into your house will be affected.

Your well water pressure tank controls how much water flows through your plumbing and how quickly the water flows from the spigots in your home. 

3. Defects in Material or Workmanship

Although they don’t happen often, sometimes mistakes occur.

Poorly installed plumbing will be more apt to leak and break.

Likewise, if there were flaws in the manufacturing process or materials, it’s possible to experience leaks in your plumbing, or you may need well pump repair.

4. Animal Damage

If you live in a rural area, you may need to watch out for critters who try to get into your home.

Mice, for example, will gnaw through anything that gets between themselves and food!

If you suspect that you have a critter problem in your home, you’ll have to call your local animal control professionals as well as a plumber.

5. Water Pump Issues

Sometimes water issues at home are due to the water well pump itself, and not so much the water lines.

If you are experiencing low water pressure, your pump may have an electrical or mechanical malfunction.

A well water pump repair technician should flush and reset it and see if that takes care of the problem you’re having.

Preventative Measures for Future Incidents

Preventative measures for future incidents involving a broken well supply line are essential for ensuring the long-term functionality and reliability of your water system.

One effective strategy is regular maintenance and inspection of the well supply line to identify potential issues before they escalate into major problems. 

This can involve checking for signs of corrosion, leaks, or damage and promptly addressing any issues to prevent a catastrophic failure.

Additionally, investing in high-quality materials and professional installation can significantly reduce the risk of future incidents.

Using durable piping materials and enlisting the expertise of experienced professionals during installation can minimize vulnerabilities in the well supply line.

 Furthermore, implementing a robust monitoring system, such as water pressure sensors or leak detection devices, can provide early warnings of potential problems, allowing for timely intervention and prevention of costly damage.

What to Do If You Get a Broken Well Supply Line

If you have a broken well supply line at your house, you should call a plumber to come out and service your plumbing.

We help customers in the Phoenix area with their water pump and well water plumbing needs.

If you’re having a plumbing issue, give us a call.

We’ll send a technician to determine what’s causing the problem, and how to fix it quickly.

It’s hard to DIY plumbing issues since they’re often quite complicated.

If you leave them to us, you’ll worry less and the work will get done quicker. So contact us today!


Do you need help with your supply line? Call Pump It Up Pump Services, Inc. and have one of our professionals answer your water well questions. Call 623-582-5069 now or request service here.

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