How Lightning Can Affect Your Water Pump and the Quality of Your Water

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How Lightning Can Affect Your Water Pump and the Quality of Your Water

Sometimes the last thing we think of is our water pump or effects to water during a lightning storm. The truth is, we have seen cases where lightning has affected both the water quality and the water pumps. So what exactly can it affect?

When it comes to submersible pumps, lightning can damage the motor or other internal workings of the motor. The motors don’t always quit immediately either. For this reason, insulation and pump wiring can burn leading to even larger issues down the road.

Some people have also experienced cloudy or discolored water after a lightning storm. Due to the strike, the vibration into the earth can shake the well causing any built up minerals to fall into the water supply. In addition, clouding can also occur due to the large amounts of water entering the well.

These reasons are just several making it critical for homeowners and businesses to make sure that their pump is properly set up and prepared for this type of storm or any other interruption that might happen down the road. Making sure that the electrical portion is proper is just as important to your pump and water wellness.

Aqua Pump has been a Connecticut water pump specialist for over 40 years. If you have any questions about your current setup or for more information, call our team today at (860) 684-5349.

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