How to Remove Rust from an Old Water Well Pump

A water well.
What You'll Need
Scrubbing pad
Lemon juice
Mineral oil
Paper towels

A water well pump is an instrument which is used to pump water out of the well. When these pumps are exposed to the environment they can rust, and require a good cleaning. If you allow the pump to rust, the system can degrade or freeze. Removal of rust is very simple if the following steps are followed.

Step 1 - Scrub

Using the scrubbing pad, remove the rust from the pump.

Step 2 - Cleanse

Using a paper towel, apply mineral oil to the rust stains. Let the oil soak into the rust stains and scrub it again with the scrubbing pad. Now, wipe the mineral oil and rust from the well pump with a paper towel.

Step 3 - Remove

Make a mixture of 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts borax. Apply this mixture to the rust stains with a scrubbing pad and rub it on the old water pump. Leave it for 20 minutes. Rub it again on the rust stains. This mixture is useful for removing rust because of the acidic nature of lemon juice.

By following these steps, you will easily remove rust from your well pump.