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Maybe you’ve grown tired of city water and are looking to install your very own water well? If so, you probably have a number of questions and concerns. One of your primary concerns is more than likely when you can expect to have your well up and running. How long does it take for a water well to be fully installed?
Having your own well means maintaining the quality of your own water. If you don’t keep your water clean and safe for drinking, you expose yourself to potentially harmful bacteria which can make you sick or destroy your well. While they’re not hazardous to health, perhaps the most damaging bacteria to your well are iron bacteria and sulphate-reducing bacteria.
Well water is not always safe from factors that may contribute to contamination. There are several things that can get into your water and contaminate it such as bacteria, microorganisms, soil and even water that is already contaminated. The most common cause of contaminated water is bacteria, more specifically bacteria from the Coliform family.
Water well systems rely on their pipes to keep the system running smoothly by transporting the water underground from the well supply to the home or business. When there is an issue with one of the pipes it can mess up the whole system and cause several problems with your water well system.
It’s estimated that over 15 million American homes rely on private wells for their water. While many of these wells exist in rural areas in which city water mains do not exist, an increasing amount of them exist in urban and suburban areas. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about installing your own water well, but aren’t sure whether or not it’s the right choice for you.
When your house or business is relying on a well pump as your main source of water it is important to know when it is not working properly and when it needs to be replaced. There are four main signs to look for when it comes to your well pump status, no running water, low water pressure, air “spitting” from faucet and dirty water.
When using a water well system as your source of water supply, you need to maintain the system to ensure maximum efficiency and longevity. There are many easy steps and precautions you can take to make sure your water system continues to operate properly. Without preventative maintenance, a small problem could quickly become a large and costly problem.
There are two types of systems you can choose from for a water well system: Open loop and closed loop. There are pros and cons to both systems and deciding which one is right for you depends on a few variables like budget, space, the amount of available water and personal preference.
A common cause of low water pressure is usually a leak in your piping system. This leads to decreased pressure pushing the water and will result in your low water pressure. An alternative cause could be due to your pressure tank overfilling with water so there is not enough air to create the right amount of pressure.
When making the decision to upgrade or repair your water well system, choosing the right company is very important. Like with any industry, there are some companies that are professional and have impeccable credentials and accreditations, but there are also some companies that do not take their profession as seriously.