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Well Pumps: How They Work and Why They’re So Useful

We talk a lot about well pumps on our blog. This makes sense, since they’re complex machines that we work on regularly. But to many of our customers, they seem like magic.

Well, this blog post is going to help dispel any myths or rumors you might have heard about these systems. We hope to explain how well pumps work, why they’re so useful, and even give you a few tips on how you can schedule proper well pump installation in Shelton.

Introducing: The Well Pump

We’re firm believers in the fact that knowledge is power. The more you know about the world around you, the happier, more productive, and better off you’ll be in almost every situation. Even just a basic knowledge of how a well pump works might help you avoid scams and potential disasters in the future. Everyone needs to start somewhere!

So, what exactly is a well pump?

What It Is

We all know that groundwater is located underground. But many people are unaware of how that water reaches your faucet or your showerhead. Groundwater isn’t exactly easy to reach and you can’t just run a pipe from one place to another.

A well pump is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a pump that moves water from your well to your home using pressure, electricity, and other natural forces.

How It Works

First, the well pump must be installed in your well itself, which usually takes in groundwater through a gravel base. This cleans the water and removes any contaminants through a natural filtration process.

Then, the electric well pump either pressurizes the water to move upwards toward your home, or uses suction to draw the water in. Both of these processes use basic physics, forcing the water to go from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.

Then, once it reaches your home, it will sit pressurized in your pipes and ready for usage.

The Key to a Great Well Pump

Now that you know how this process works, it’s important to get your well pump installation done correctly. Hiring an amateur for this setup, for instance, can allow for setbacks and malfunctions to spring up.

Perhaps the system doesn’t use enough pressure to bring water into your home, and it trickles out of the showerhead instead of spraying. Or maybe there’s too much pressure and it starts breaking down quickly due to excess wear and tear.

All of these issues can be avoided by hiring a team that’s licensed, skilled, and experienced.

Schedule Professional Well Pump Installation

Our team is happy to provide well pump installation for anyone in the Shelton area and beyond who needs it. These systems are complex, but we have the tools, experience, and training to handle them correctly and efficiently.

It’s time to get started by scheduling your first well pump installation with the experts at American Pump and Drilling.

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