With the summer months just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your water well is ready to go. After all, you’ll be relying on your well all summer long for clean, fresh water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and more, so it’s important to make sure it’s in good condition to start the season.
Our water well services in Monroe, NC are available to you to come and inspect your well and to keep you up to date with routine maintenance. Here are some tips to help you make sure your well stays in good shape all season long:
- Always seek professional help: Well maintenance is not a task you should attempt to accomplish by yourself. We’ve heard a lot of stories over the years of homeowners trying to fix up their wells but actually making a problem significantly worse. In the end, it’s always a better idea to contact a skilled and qualified professional to come out and perform well service.
- Keep up with your routine maintenance: As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventative maintenance on your well will be significantly less costly in the long run and will make sure your well constantly works exactly as it should. By getting professionals to come out and make these regular checks and perform maintenance tasks on your well, you’ll ensure that small problems don’t turn into large ones.
- Take some steps yourself: While you shouldn’t attempt to make any major fixes to your well yourself, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your well in good condition. Make sure to keep any hazardous chemicals (such as fertilizers, paints, pesticides and motor oils) away from the well. Check the well cover from time to time to make sure it is in good condition. Keep enough separation between your well and buildings or waste systems, and never allow back-siphonage. When landscaping, make sure the well is at least a foot above the ground, and slope the ground away from it. Be careful when mowing or working around the well. Finally, keep all records associated with your well in a safe place just in case you need them in the future.
- Make sure your well system is clean: Homeowners commonly test their well water without checking to see if the system itself is clean first. You shouldn’t test water from a dirty well—this could cause false positives in your test results. Clean out your well system before conducting water tests for contaminants. Your well cleaning processes should remove debris from the bottom of the well, and might also need to include cleaning other components of the well if your contractor determines it is necessary.
To learn more about how you can properly maintain your well and the types of steps you should take to prepare your well for the summer months, we encourage you to contact Love Well & Pump Supply, LLC about our water well services in Monroe, NC.
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