You probably don’t give much thought to your well’s check valve, do you?
While the check valve isn’t necessarily the hero of the well system, it still plays a vital role in regulating water pressure and giving you reliable delivery of water from your taps. As a result, when your check valve fails, you’ll definitely feel the consequences.
Here’s what can happen when your check valve stops working.
Low Water Pressure
If your check valve isn’t correctly triggering the pressure switch to turn the pump on or off, then you’re immediately going to have low water pressure issues.
Pressure Switch and Pump Stuck in a Constant Cycle
When the check valve stops working, it is no longer able to prevent the well’s pressure tank from sending water back down into the well as the pressure builds up. As a result, the pressure switch detects that water pressure inside the tank is dropping, so it turns the pump on again to pump in more water. The cycle keeps repeating itself, as the check valve is not able to keep water inside the tank while it pressurizes.
Sky-High Electricity Bill
Unfortunately, when your failed check valve causes the pressure switch and pump to continuously cycle on and off, the result is a sky-high electricity bill. Why? Because the well pump uses electricity every time it pumps water into the tank. So, if it’s pumping water constantly, then you’re going to see that reflected in your utility bill.
Thankfully, Goold Wells & Pumps is here to help you troubleshoot and diagnose any check valve problems or other performance issues you’re facing.
To find out more about our experienced well repair service in Albany, Valatie, Grafton, and beyond, call now!