Cooler weather is just around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare your well and all its components for wintertime. Wondering how to maintain your well and pump in cooler weather? Part of routine fall maintenance should include checking your water pressure, removing any pests and ensuring the pipes are winterized.
The best way to maintain your well in any type of weather is by investing in professional maintenance. It’s also important to take care of any repairs as soon as possible. Read on for more information on maintaining a well and well pump in cooler weather.
Schedule a maintenance check
As mentioned above, it’s always a good idea to routinely have a professional come take a look at your well and all its components. It’s an especially smart idea to schedule this maintenance sometime in fall, just before the cooler weather hits. A professional well service provider will check for any damage that may have occurred during the warmer months, which might include cracks, water contamination, mechanical breakdowns and more.
Professional inspections are an important part of preventative maintenance. Investing in preventative maintenance could help avoid expensive future repairs.
Get rid of pests
You don’t want pests gathering in your well housing or near pipes. There are several different pests that might gather near your well, including roaches, snakes, mice and more. While some people choose to use pesticides, there are also many natural ways to get rid of certain pests. For example, peppermint oil is known to deter ants and mosquitoes. Coffee grounds, apple cider vinegar and cornmeal can all help prevent certain pests as well. When in doubt, contacting a pest control company for assistance is always a great bet.
Winterize your pipes
When it’s especially cold, your pipes could freeze. This will not only cause issues with transporting water to your home, but could also result in long-term damage to your well. That’s why it’s always a good idea to winterize your pipes. Winterizing pipes is easy and can often be done on your own. That said, if you’re feeling unsure, there’s nothing wrong with contacting a professional. You don’t want to end up making an expensive mistake.
When it comes to winterizing pipes, you have several different options. You could wrap them in pipe wraps or pipe sleeves, which are both easy to find and inexpensive. It’s also a good idea to cover your exterior faucets, especially on particularly cold nights.
Keep an eye on the air pressure
One of the best fall maintenance tips for well pumps is to check the air pressure inside your pump. The air inside your pump condenses when the weather gets colder, which often results in a drop in tank pressure. If this happens, you may need to recharge your tank, which involves turning off the electricity to the well pump and draining water from the tank.
It’s already starting to get cooler, so don’t put off preventative well maintenance any longer. Contact the experts at Love Well & Pump Supply, LLC today. We always provide excellent service at fair prices, and will even be there in emergency situations.
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