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Pro Plumber Advice: Well Pump Troubleshooting

Well pump failure can be caused by a few things. When a customer calls because he doesn't have any water, the first thing our office staff will recommend is checking the breaker. Sometimes, it's as easy as that. Read on for more tips from your local Bolton CT plumber.

Well pump troubleshooting

submersible-well-pump-replacement-bolton-ct-plumbing-emergency-plumberMost well systems in Bolton CT have a submersible well pump. This means that the well pump itself is located near the bottom of a deep well on your property. It's held in place by pipe and wire. All of the equipment is extremely heavy, especially once it's covered in mineral deposits from the water. The picture to the left shows a well pump covered in iron deposits. The depth and weight of the equipment can make it challenging to troubleshoot the issue. In most cases, the well pump will need to be pulled up several hundred feet. The well wire, pipe, and pump need to be checked for any issues. If a pump was hit by lightning, it might not die for a few days AFTER a storm.

Local well pump specialist

A local, licensed professional plumber will have all of the equipment necessary to troubleshoot your well pump. Some people attempt to pull up the well pump themselves to cut down on costs. Trust us, we understand wanting to save money!! However, pulling it yourself can lead to back injuries, which can lead to time out of work, so doing it yourself actually costs MORE money! Other times, a well pump can be accidentally dropped back into the well and break or lost. So, even though the pump WAS good, it now has to be replaced to the tune of a thousand dollars or more!

No matter the situation, a plumber will have to be called in the end. Save yourself the stress, backache and money - start with a professional. It really is the most cost-effective choice when you're on a budget. Here at Rapid Service, each plumber is experienced and trained on all of our well pump equipment. This is what we use to safely pull up your well pump for troubleshooting:


Your Bolton CT emergency plumber

Rapid Service LLC only uses the best quality materials and equipment for well pump replacements. We are the area's emergency plumber and work quickly to get your home water again. We have over 30 years of experience and each plumber is required to complete training each year. When you choose our plumbing service, your money goes a long way. Your call will always be handled by a friendly staff member, never a voicemail. A technician will be promptly dispatched to your home and the work will be done the same day to minimize disruption to your routine. [Who has time for a plumbing emergency??!!] You will receive a professional repair. This means that both the workmanship and material will last for years and years. Your home and property will be left cleaner than we arrived. Choosing Rapid Service as your local emergency plumber is not only an investment in your home, but in a relationship with a team who'll be there for any other future plumbing need!

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When you need an emergency plumbing, heating and electrical, you can count on Rapid Service. With teams in multiple locations, we can be at your door fast. Call Rapid Service To

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Why Choose Rapid Service

When you need a plumber, electrician or boiler technician in Connecticut, choose Rapid Service and experience their First Class customer care. Providing a red carpet service since 1987.


We will provide you with the full cost up-front - for your ease of mind.


We all expect to be treated with respect when someone visits our home, whether they're a guest or a trades-person.


We'll use our red carpet mats to cover work areas so any mess is contained and kept to a minimum.


We have teams on-call across Connecticut in fully stocked vehicles with spare parts and tools to perform emergency repairs.


We drive vehicles fully equipped with the necessary tools and spare parts to attend to your repair or service on arrival and FAST!


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  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

    Anthony Power
  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

    Sue Rissanen

    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

    Lisa M.
  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

    Kevin S.
  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

    Gerald Baril

    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

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