Address:8 Eldon St, Middleboro, MA 02346

Lucas Pump Co
Call Us: 508-947-1978

FAQ's in Middleboro, MA

Lucas Pump Co. is an industry leader in excellent customer service, product knowledge, and support. You can count on us to exceed your expectations. Contact us in Middleboro, Massachusetts, to learn more about our repair and installation of well water pumps and tanks.

No Water?

  1. Turn main valve at storage tank off, wait a few minutes to see if pressure gauge goes up.
  2. Check the power source fuse box / circuit breaker see if a fuse is blown or a breaker is tripped.
  3. Replace fuse or reset breaker.

If this is not the problem call us immediately.

Why does my water pressure surge?

This could be a problem with the water storage tank. The air charge in the tank has decreased and caused the pump to cycle rapidly. This could cause your pump to burn out. This problem should be serviced immediately.

How long does it take to drill a well?

Most wells are drilled in a day. The pump system installed another day.

Where does a well need to be located?

The well site must meet State and Town regulations for setbacks. The well must be away from sources of contamination (Septic) and close to the house for power supply. Site must be accessible for drilling equipment and pump installation.
How deep does the well need to be to get adequate water for needs?
The first 300' is the best for hitting water; however depending on site area we may not hit water till we pass this depth.

How long does a pump usually last?

Submersible pumps located in the well usually last 8-12 years before replacement is needed.

How do I know if my pump is failing?

The pump will stop running and you will lose all water pressure. If your water stops then starts again, this could be a sign of possible pump failure and should be checked by a service technician.

My Electric Bill is high; could my pump be the problem?

Your pump may be running non-stop. It should be checked for possible broken pipe or worn pump. A technician can determine the problem and make the necessary repair.

Why does my water stain everything brown?

Brown staining is iron, the most common water treatment problem in wells.
Ferrous Iron (dissolved) the most common type of iron is not visible, When Oxygen is mixed with Ferrous Iron it satins sinks, toilets and laundry, especially if bleach is added. To reduce the levels of Ferrous Iron, aeration, softening or a combination of both can be done.
Ferric Iron (suspended) is oxidized and forms floating particles. Treatments used are cartridge filters or a backwashing filter.

I would like to have a softener installed but am concerned about salt in my water.

The amount of salt added to soften water is directly proportional to the level of hardiness in the water. As an alternative to Sodium, Potassium Chloride or Klife can be used to regenerate your water softener. Your softener will exchange Potassium instead of Sodium.

Why does my water leave blue/ green stains?

This is because the water is corrosive and usually acidic. Acidic water can leach metals from pumps, piping and fixtures, if not treated it can cause leaks in copper pipes and fixtures. Acidity is measured on a scale of 0-14; with 7 being neutral: less than 7 is acidic and above is basic. Treatments used are PH Neutralizing filters or chemical feed systems that add alkalinity to water.
Contact us to request a repair or installation service. We have all the parts necessary to get the job done in no time!