Well Services You May Need to Keep Your Well Working Properly

1 April 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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Regular service of your well is important. Regular checks for water contamination keep your family safe, and regular inspections of the well ensure repairs are done before major harm comes to the system that is expensive to repair. Here's a look at some of the services your well may need.

Annual Inspection

It's a good practice to have your well inspected annually by a professional. An inspection includes water testing for contaminants as well as servicing the parts of your well. If the water is found to be contaminated, the well may need to be cleaned and sanitized. If parts are wearing down on the well, the parts can be replaced before your pump or switch completely fail. All systems are checked, including the storage tank, because if the tank is malfunctioning, it could stress the pump and cause it to fail.

Pump Repairs

One goal of annual service calls is to prevent problems with the well pump. If you have an aboveground pump, then repairing it is pretty easy. However, a submersible pump is a different story. The pump and pipes have to be pulled out of the well to be examined and repaired. This can be an expensive repair. You should monitor your well system for signs of trouble, such as low pressure, which could indicate problems with the pump, so you can have repairs done right away. If you don't, the pump may fail, and then you'll be without water.

Well Pump Replacement

A submersible well pump can last many years, but it eventually gets old and needs to be replaced. When that happens, you and the well contractor can decide on the best pump for your well. You may want the exact type you had before, or you may want a bigger pump if your family has grown and you use more water. If you have a shallow well, you might use a surface pump, but if you have a deep well, then you'll need a submersible pump. The contractor can help you choose the right size and horsepower based on the size of your family and the number of major appliances that use water. Pumps are rated in gallons per minute, and you want one that supplies enough water, but you don't want one that's too large and inefficient.

A strong and ample supply of water is vital for a family household, and safe drinking water is important too. With regular well service, you can have peace of mind knowing that your water is safe and that you're doing everything you can to prolong the life of your system so you can put off major repairs and replacements for as long as possible. Call a business like Hull Well & Pump Service for more information.