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Water Well Maintenance Tips
There are various elements needed when it comes to water well maintenance. We at Hill Country Water Well Drilling Services advise all well owners to learn how to monitor their wells, and what can cause trouble. For instance, very few well owners know that when a well is left idle for over a week, it can negatively impact the well. Also, the likes of insect damage, back siphoning, and other problems can damage a well too. So if you use a well and are looking to prevent expensive repair bills, then hire a professional to come and routinely perform maintenance inspections. Hydrogeologists, advise owners any well inactivity can often result in water not flowing into the well. Pump experts advise letting a pump sit idle can result in the seals deteriorating. Sometimes an idle well pump will lose its prime, meaning well owners will need to invest in a new pump. When a pump specialist services a pump, the owner must advise them if the well has been inactive at any time. One of the best ways a well owner can prevent trouble is learning how to monitor their well’s performance. You should call an expert when you notice any changes in your water’s taste, smell or color, or when you see small particles in your water. Contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illnesses. These problems usually indicate a well or piping having issues.
Cracked or broken well caps can often be a source of well contamination, and you must inspect them during your water well maintenance checkups. In some areas where the well cap and cover are exposed to extreme elements, experts advise that owners check on them after heavy rains, heavy snowfall, and other potentially hazardous events. Where electrical cables go into the well cap, the caulking can sometimes shrivel, allowing contaminants to enter the well.
If you are interested in finding out about our well maintenance plan in the Briggs, TX area, please call us today at (512) 657-0846.