Clean water is an essential resource that you need in your home, and if you rely on a well, maintenance is important to ensure you have running water. Good well upkeep routines will also ensure equipment lasts and help you avoid failures and problems that can cause you to go without water in your home. Here are some well maintenance tips to help improve water quality and prevent equipment failures:
1. Flushing Well Casing to Remove Contaminants and Improve Water Quality
Over time, the well casing can develop of a buildup of mineral deposits and other contaminants in it. When the casing is installed it is flushed to remove the deposits, but this is something that needs to be occasionally repeated to ensure you have good water quality. This is something that may also need to be done when casings have become blocked with sediment and the well is not recharging with water.
2. Well Filtration, Softener and Water Purification Systems to Reduce Mechanical Wear
Well filtration is another problem that you will need to deal with, which can be an essential part of your equipment. Filtration systems can be something as simple as coal filters to remove particles from water, or it can be a more complication water purification system to deal with more serious problems.
3. Routine Inspection of Pumps and Well Equipment to Complete Repairs When Needed
There is a lot of equipment that keeps water coming from your well and flowing from the plumbing in your home. You have the pump, water softeners, filtration systems, and pressure tanks. Over time, the wear of these parts can cause problems with the plumbing in your home, such as noisy pipes, low pressure or no running water at all. It is a good idea to have a routine inspection of well equipment done occasionally to spot minor problems and have them repaired before they turn into more serious problems.
4. Restoring Dry Wells with Shallow Depths or Problems with Well Casing Installation
The well that supplies water to your home may, one day, go dry if it has not already. This is a problem that is often due to the drilling of the well not being deep enough. If the problem is with the well being too shallow, you may have to have it drilled deeper or install a new water well. Other problems that can cause your well to dry up include issues with the casing and sediments filling the bottom of the well, which can sometimes be repaired by restoring the casing.
To ensure you have good water quality and reliable well equipment, have good maintenance routines. When you have a problem or need help with equipment repairs, maintenance or installation, contact a professional plumbing service, such as Preferred Plumbing & Drain, for help with repairs and replacement of well equipment inside and outside of your home.