Water Well Problems: Why Do Your Faucets Sputter Water?

If your faucets spew, spit, or sputter water every time you turn them on, have a contractor look at your water well soon. Water wells play a huge role in many rural households today. If your well experiences a problem, it can trigger a host of plumbing issues in your home over time. Learn more about water wells and how your well may be behind your home's sputtering faucets below.

Why Are Your Faucets Sputtering Water?

Water should flow freely and gently out of your faucets each time you use them. However, air trapped inside your pipes can slow down the water moving through them. Your well may be the reason air became trapped inside your plumbing pipes.

The aquifer, or groundwater, supplying your well with water should be high enough to sustain your home throughout the year. If the water table, or level, inside your aquifer decreases, it can allow air to enter your well. The air will eventually leave your well and enter the plumbing pipes in your home.

A bad well pump drop pipe can also allow air to become trapped inside your plumbing system. A drop pipe connects the opening or top of your well to the plumbing pipes in your home. The pipe allows water from the well to enter your home during the day. If the pipe collapses, clogs up, or becomes damaged, it won't have enough pressure inside it to transfer water into your home. 

A number of other possible things may be behind your sputtering faucets. The best way to diagnose and repair the problems in your home is to have a water well contractor do them for you.

How Do You Remove Air From Your Well?

A contractor can test your well to see if it contains trapped air. If your well contains air, a contractor can check the drop pipe to see if it's damaged or displaced in the system. If the drop pipe does have a problem, a contractor can solve it. 

If the drop pipe isn't the reason for your sputtering faucets, a water well contractor will check your well's pump and motor for issues. The parts can stop functioning if they become corroded, cracked, or severely compromised by mechanical issues. A contractor will most likely need to replace the parts if they discover something wrong with them.

Learn how to remove air from your water well by contacting a well services contractor for assistance today.