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What Is a Well Pump Control Box and How Does It Work?

By | July 9th, 2019|Residential Well Services|

When you own a home with a well, problems can arise unexpectedly. Fortunately for you, there are measures that you can take to ensure that you have little to no problems with your well’s water system. A nice, sturdy well pump control box will let you enjoy the comfort of having water, and avoid a lot of problems and fees that come with bad ones. What is a well pump control box and what does it do exactly? Continue reading to learn more. […]

Low Water Pressure: A Troubleshooter’s Guide to Well Water Pressure Problems

By | June 25th, 2019|Residential Well Services|

Every person in the U.S. uses, on average, 80 to 100 gallons of water per day. If you have opted not to use the city or county supply of water, you likely have well water. While well water offers many benefits over a traditional water supply, especially if you have a swimming pool or another outside water feature, there are issues that can arise with the supply. When this happens, the water pressure you have access to may suffer. If you have noticed low water pressure, then the issue may be directly related to your well pump or tank. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common causes of low water pressure and what you can do to fix them. […]

Lawn Fertilization and Wells: A Guide to Preventing Fertilizer Pollution in Water

By | June 4th, 2019|Residential Well Services|

More than 15 million households in the United States rely on a private home well for their drinking water. That number grows even larger when you realize it does not include the many businesses that also rely on well water for normal operations. […]

Everything Looks Well: A Quick-And-Easy Well Inspection Checklist

By | May 21st, 2019|Residential Well Services|

Well water is a key drinking source for people in the United States. In fact, an estimated 13 million households rely on wells for their drinking water. And that means contamination can be disastrous.  We’re here to help. We’ve simplified well inspection to make well water testing easy. Read on for an easy well inspection checklist. […]

Chlorine in Tap Water: How to Dechlorinate Water from Your Well

By | May 7th, 2019|Residential Well Services|

Do you love the smell of chlorine in your morning coffee? Yeah, most people don’t. But when it comes to our drinking water, chlorine is a necessary evil.  The chlorine in tap water kills deadly bacteria, viruses, and protozoans. And chlorine is safe in small amounts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But that doesn’t make it taste any better. If you use a water well, chances are you know how to shock your well with chlorine to remove bacteria. But do you know how to remove chlorine from water?  From natural remedies to more permanent solutions, you can achieve tasty dechlorinated water with a variety of methods.   […]

The Ultimate Debate in Home Utilities: Well Water vs. City Water

By | April 16th, 2019|Residential Well Services|

Wells provide water for around 42 million Americans. The rest of the population, around 282 million people, get their water from a city water supply. There is a fundamental well water vs. city water debate that rages on. Well water proponents cite factors like the taste as making well water superior. City water advocates argue that their treatment plans make water safer. So, let’s dig into some of the main arguments about the two types of water supplies. […]

3 Reasons You Need to Get a Well Pump Generator

By | April 2nd, 2019|Residential Well Services|

Talk about being independent. Unlike most people, you have your own well pump at your house, which means you get to have access to your own private source of water without having to pay to use it. In other words, you can label yourself the VIP of residential water systems. Having a pump is a good deal, and those who don’t have one definitely should. This all sounds well and good, of course, but unlike municipal users, your well pump is your problem, and like any machine, problems can occur at any time. Even if you’re able to fix these problems on your own, you still have to worry about the time period that you have to go without water. That could be hours, days, or maybe even weeks – and you and your family don’t have time for that. So what do you need to do to prepare? Simple: get your hands on a well pump generator. A well pump generator is exactly what you need when your well pump system is in a pinch. Here’s why you need to buy one of your own. […]

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

By | March 19th, 2019|Residential Well Services|

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|Residential Well Services|

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|Residential Well Services|

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. […]