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What Does it Mean When Your Well Water Tested Positive for Coliform?

By |March 19th, 2019|

42 million people in the United States depend on wells to supply their households with water. When you have a residential well, you have to be careful about the microorganisms, chemicals, and compounds in the water to ensure that you don’t make yourself or your family ill.

This means consistent water testing and well maintenance. So what if during one of these routine tests you get a positive result for coliform bacteria?

In this article, we’re going to go over exactly what it means when well water tested positive for coliform, what coliform is, and how you can keep your water safe for consumption after a positive test. […]

What to Do When Your Well Pump Will Not Hold Pressure

By |March 5th, 2019|

While water wells are a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly option for homeowners, they come with some care.

Sometimes, a well pump will not hold pressure.

Luckily, there are ways to remedy that issue and keep your water flowing the way you need it to. Let’s talk about that. […]

New Well Pump? How to Make Your Water Well Pump Last Longer

By |February 19th, 2019|

Drilling your own well is a clever way to connect your home with a water supply while eliminating monthly municipal water bills. But you need a powerful water pump to pull groundwater to the surface for your domestic use.

Well pumps are designed to provide robust and efficient performance for a long time. In most cases, they’re seen only two times – once when they’re lowered into the water at the bottom of the well and once when they’re pulled out for replacement. But they can sometimes act up before the end of their expected lifespan, thus requiring extensive maintenance or repair service.

If you have a malfunctioning well pump, this guide can help you to troubleshoot and fix problems or to determine if you need a new well pump. It also provides top tips on making your well pump last longer. […]

Winter Well Maintenance: Insulating Water Well Pipes

By |February 5th, 2019|

Farmer’s Almanac predicted a long and cold winter in early 2019! And it’s here.

Temperatures have already started to fall. They’ll drop fast in the coming months, with February expected to be frigid.

Cold weather can do major damage to your property. One of the biggest damage sites is your water well pipes. But only if you don’t perform winter well maintenance to protect them before a big freeze.

Prepare your water well pipes, now. It’s time to insulate! […]

Water Well Casings Repair: What You Need to Know

By |January 22nd, 2019|

Did you know that even though 71 percent of the earth is covered in water only about 0.3 percent can be used by humans?

This is the reason why we need to make the best of all of the drinkable water that reaches us.

Water well casings tend to need repairs over time, which can compromise the drinking water and become really expensive.

Here’s what you need to know to keep your water well casings in great shape.  […]

Common Types of Well Pumps For Arizona Water Wells

By |January 8th, 2019|

When your well pump breaks and you’re without water, sometimes the stress is overwhelming. After all, the neighbor probably doesn’t have a spare well pump and Arizona is dry. Though you’re not as alone as you think. An estimated 13 million U.S. households still rely on private wells for drinking water.

Buying a new, or backup, well pump isn’t difficult. There’s a thriving market for pumps and as long as you know what you’re looking for you won’t ever again find yourself without water.

So today, we’re breaking down the best types of well pumps for Arizona water wells. […]

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. […]