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Well Pump Repair Cost Guide

A malfunctioning well pump can create a lot of challenges for a homeowner. If your well is your only source of water for the home, you have to decide quickly about necessary repairs or replacements. The pump is one of the most costly pieces of equipment in your water system, but it may not be the actual culprit in your system malfunction. Check your fuse box first to be sure that there isn't a problem with the supply of electricity. If turning the power off and on again doesn't resolve the issue, you should contact a well service company for help.

National Repair a Well Pump Costs

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National Repair a Well Pump Costs
Average reported cost $717
Number of Cost Profiles 1772 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $60
Maximum reported cost $1,800
Most homeowners spent between: $453 to $858

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Professional Evaluation 

You will need to recognize the importance of professional assistance with your well pump, understanding that a service call fee is the minimum cost for help. This can range from $50 to $100 based on your location and the distance the company must travel to assist you. Well issues are often most significant in rural communities, meaning that service providers can be limited in number and availability.

Your well service company can test various components of the system to pinpoint exact problems. In some cases, electronic components on the exterior of the system may be responsible. A quick cleaning could resolve the problem without significant labor costs. In other cases you may be faced with an electronic system replacement, potentially costing between $200 and $300. A problem with an old tank bladder can also be an issue, and a replacement could range from $500 to $1,000 depending on the size, style and availability.

Repairs and Replacements

If your technician determines that the pump is the source of the problem, he will pull the pump to evaluate the need for repair or replacement. In some cases, a repair may be cost effective, but in most cases, replacement will be necessary. A pump can range from just under $300 to well over $1,000. Factors at play include the type of well and the type of pump. It's wise to work with the company that originally installed your pump, especially if the malfunction occurs within a few years of the installation. Product warranties can lower your cost for replacing or repairing your old unit. Additionally, enlisting the help of a licensed and bonded contractor can reduce your risk of problems because of faulty equipment or poor installation.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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