Outside of drilling a well, the submersible pump is the most important part of your well water system. Since the start of this company, we've tried to keep the absolute best pumps (and other products) available currently. There's one main reason for this, and it's callbacks. You might pay a higher price for dealer-exclusive well pumps, but you get longevity. Outside of an automatic 5 year warranty through the manufacturer, you should be able to get 8 to 15 years out of a residential well pump. Why the 8 to 15? There's several factors that affect the lifespan of a well pump:
Some people put their pumps through more use.
Not all water is the same as far as mineral content, and minerals in water are abrasive.
Some wells make enough water to make their pump work less when pumping.
Some wells make less water, and the static water level is lower and the pump works harder.
All of the above are factors that play a role in wear on the pump.
We would never buy well pumps that would need pulled and replaced every 2 to 5 years, and without warranty. That's not good business to us, and we do not want customers tired of seeing us at their home.
You can pretty much expect the same lifespan of a pressure tank, in the same conditions mentioned above. Often times, quality pressure tanks will last longer than that.
As far as commercial (large) well pumps and pressure tanks, as you can imagine, the circumstances and situations can be drastic, depending on commercial application. Some commercial places have pumps that can create pretty much their own river, and they run 24/1 without turning off. Many times, you might expect a year or 2 max on those. In certain situations, depending on the application, we can get the manufacturer to warranty those for a year. It is never guaranteed in commercial pumps and pressure tanks.
Water treatment, from water softeners to iron filtration units, sulfur removal units are all things we handle on the actual water treatment side of business. Any water treatment system we install is based on the exact parameters of the water sample test. This is usually PPM of Iron and manganese, GPG of Calcium hardness, PH level and in some cases, PPM of sulfur. Each number of each one can have an affect on what can actually be installed, and will be part of the process of elimination as to which system you actually need to remove what cosmetic issue you are dealing with in your water.
It is VERY important to have the right system sized. Sometimes one or two parameters can be overlooked and your softener or iron unit MIGHT work for one or two years, or months and then become overwhelmed by the very thing that was overlooked. So before you go buying a softener on your own, have the water tested and speak with us on what you actually need.
Outside of the well pump and pressure tank manufacturer warranties, on residential NEW installs, we warrant parts and labor for a year. That covers the small stuff. Usually you do not have an issue that early.
If you are looking to buy a specific product related to your well or water system, please give us a call and let us know what you're looking for. If we don't have it, there's a good chance we can get it for you and have it here on Monday's and Wednesdays, provided you call a day ahead or sooner.