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Dirty Water? Here’s How to Shock a Well

By |December 11th, 2018|

If you live on a property with a private water supply, then you’ll understand the importance of periodic monitoring for water contamination.

If your well becomes contaminated, this leaves you without access to clean drinking water- which could cause a major inconvenience for your family. But with regular water monitoring and the recommended tests for coliform bacteria, this situation can be easily avoided.

However, if you find yourself in a pickle with a contaminated water system, here’s how to shock a well both quickly and efficiently. […]

5 Water Well Maintenance Tips for Winter

By |November 20th, 2018|

Regular water well maintenance is essential for reducing the chances of expensive breakdowns- that’s the last thing you need.

As many as 15% of the States drink water from private wells. With that in mind, it’s important to ensure regular maintenance to avoid any inconvenience or dangerous contamination.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our top well water maintenance tips for winter! […]

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Well Problems: How to Tell if Your Well Pump Pressure Switch is Bad

By |November 6th, 2018|

It’s a Monday morning and you’re excited to take that hot shower before you have to head to work. Oh no!

What happened to the water?

Very inconveniently, your well pump pressure switch has ceased to function. You may not even have known it existed until you needed it most.

Over time, the pressure switch will begin to degrade. Such is the nature of mechanical components.

If you find that your water pressure is low, you could be dealing with a worn out well pump pressure switch. Here’s how to tell if your well pump pressure switch is bad. […]

A Lesson In Conservation: How to Prevent Your Well From Running Dry

By |October 16th, 2018|

Around 355 billion gallons of water are used every day by the millions of households in America. Many of those homes rely on well water.

There are more than 15 million households that depend on water from a private well in the USA. Well water, after all, is convenient, fresh, and a great resource for those living in more rural areas.

One big issue of having a private well is that if there’s a drought, any other issues with the aquifer, or a problem with the well itself, you lose access to water. When the well is running dry, there’s no flushing toilets, no showering, no cooking.

Don’t know what to do to prevent your well from running dry? We’ve got a guide on basic troubleshooting and how to keep the water flowing. […]

How to Protect Your Water Well From Harmful Pollutants

By |October 2nd, 2018|

More than 13 million households in the United States use private wells for their water. Using a private well comes with many benefits including water preservation, it saves money, and not having to rely on public water for your personal use.

But using private wells also comes with some challenges. Because you are in charge of your private well, you are also in charge of making sure it is drinkable and does not contain harmful pollutants.

Harmful pollutants can easily make it into your well water if you aren’t careful and don’t take the necessary precautions. Here’s how you can protect your water well from pollutants so you can continue using it without worry. […]

Well Drilling 101: 3 Commonly Used Methods

By |September 18th, 2018|

Are you thinking about installing a well on your property? More than 10 million American homes rely on well water, a healthier and cheaper alternative to the city water supply.

If you’re thinking of drilling a well, you should know that there are three commonly used methods of digging shallow wells and deep wells. The type of well that you’ll need depends upon your property, and you’ll want to consult a professional installation company.

We’ll walk you through the most popular types of well drilling methods, and give you some information about local well drilling professionals. Let’s get into it! […]

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4 Reasons Why You Would Want to Create a Residential Water Well

By |September 4th, 2018|

Are you looking to install a water well for your home?

Over 15 million households in the US already have.

If you’re interested in going off the grid and having your own water supply, a great way to do that is to create a residential water well. As well as making you more independent, it can also help you save money and improve your health.

Read on to find out how. […]

5 Tips for Long Term Water Storage in Tanks in Phoenix

By |August 20th, 2018|

Storing water is a good idea, especially if you live in a region prone to harsh weather, such as Arizona. If an unexpected emergency occurs, you’ll be glad you prepared beforehand.

However, long-term water storage doesn’t just mean filling up some jugs and putting them in a pantry or closet. If you take this approach, you’ll risk water contamination, which could be hazardous to your health.

The first step is finding the right water storage tanks in Phoenix to keep your water in. But there are some additional things you can do to keep your water in good condition.

Let’s look at five tips for proper water storage. […]

Which Is Better: Deep Wells vs. Shallow Wells

By |August 7th, 2018|

13 million American homes receive their water from well systems, many of which are placed in rural areas. Water viability is essential for any property, but how will you know which type of well to dig?

There are many variables to consider with deep wells vs shallow wells. From cost, to flow levels, to drought conditions, to water quality, is there a clear answer? Read on to find out. […]

7 Common Well Pump Pressure Switch Problems

By |July 17th, 2018|

Is your well running dry? You might have pressure switch problems.

Over 34 million Americans rely on a well for access to water. Well owners know the importance of identifying and resolving issues themselves when possible.

Below, we’re taking a look at seven common well pump pressure switch problems. […]