We Can Maintain, Repair, and Install Your Well Pump System

If you have an existing well system that you’d like us to repair or replace, we can certainly help you with that. Perhaps you no longer have water at your faucets, your well tank is leaking or the water pressure is too low. Maybe there is a smell to your water (stinky water) or you’re beginning to have pipe leaks. We can make the necessary repairs. If you’re interested in a constant pressure well pump system, we can provide an estimate to install that also.

For those on public water who want to treat their water, we can help you too! Would you like to install a chlorine filter system or a reverse osmosis system in your kitchen? Give us a call!

At Alpha Plumbing, we can truly handle any and all of your residential plumbing needs. No matter how large or small the job may be, we’ll treat your plumbing with the care and respect it deserves and our professional crews will complete the project efficiently and affordably.

We provide well pump system repair and installation services to clients throughout central Maryland, including Baltimore, Odenton, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, Arnold, Catonsville, Crofton, Millersville, and Pasadena. Over the past 25 years we’ve built a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy plumber and we’ve earned an A+ rating from the BBB.

Your Well System

Wells have been dug to provide water since ancient Biblical times (see Genesis 21:30). A well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, boring or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers so homes, businesses and communities can obtain fresh water for laundry, cooking, drinking, sanitation, irrigation and washing.

In modern applications in our area, the water pipes of a well are located underground to prevent freezing. The pipe leaves the main well casing and continues to the house. The water is drawn by a submersible pump to push the water up the pipe or drawn up by a jet pump into the house. The larger casing pipe goes straight up and out of the ground. This pipe is capped off with a well cap. This well cap has a strong seal that keeps insects, and rodents from getting into the underground water source, but is vented to allow air to enter the casing and equalize the pressure as water is pumped out.

Once the well water pipe enters the home it typically goes through the well tank tee to a pressurized well tank that stores a quantity of water for on-demand usage (typical sizes are approximately 20 or 30 gallons). Also on the well tee is a gauge to measure the water pressure and the well switch which turns the pump on and off. Typical pressure settings are either 30/50 psi or 40/60 psi (on/off). It may pass through a filter of some sort first, but most filters in our area are installed in the line after the well tank.

Want Constant Pressure? Cycle Stop Valves—Something New! (Sort Of . . . )

Are you on a well and looking for constant pressure? Are you tired of your pressure rising and falling while you take a shower? A conventional well tank configuration operates so that your pressure fluctuates from either 30-50psi or 40-60psi. A Cycle Stop Valve is a device that is installed in your home as part of your well system.

We say it is new (sort of) because although the valves have been around for many years they haven’t been widely used in our area. The basic function of the Cycle Stop Valve is to maintain your water at a constant pressure of 50 PSI at a given flow rate. There are many advantages to the valve other than the constant pressure.

The valve allows you to replace your large well tank with a much smaller less expensive tank which is less costly to replace at the end of its life. It eliminates transient pressure waves and water hammer which extends the life of the piping. And finally, it extends the life of your well pump by reducing the number of times it cycles on and off.

To learn more details about the Cycle Stop Valve see: Basic Operation or simply watch this video.

Need Well Pump Systems Maintain, Repair, and Install Service?

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Call us at 410‐255‐5998!