A water well is a concept that humanity has used for much of its history, and it is still commonly used by homes that are located too far away from urban water networks. However, homeowners are often poorly informed when it concerns the types of maintenance that a water well system requires, but you can avoid some issues through following these care tips for water wells.
Keep A Comprehensive Maintenance Log For The Well
It can be difficult to care for a water well if you are not keeping a detailed log of the work that has been done to the well. For example, it will be necessary to have the well's water quality tested every few months, the pump serviced and the well inspected. By keeping a log that records when this work has been done and schedule when it will need to be done again, you will be able to quickly determine the work that the well requires in the common weeks. Also, a contractor may want to review these service logs when repairing the well as this may help them to isolate the cause of any problems that it is experiencing.
Protect The Pump Against Winter Hazards
The cold temperatures that come with the winter months can cause severe damage to your water well and pump. This damage will occur when the water freezes as this will greatly increase the pressure on the components of the system. As the water freezes, it will experience a dramatic increase in volume, and this can be too much for the confined spaces in the well and the pump. Luckily, there are heating systems that can be placed on the pump to keep it from getting cold enough for the water to freeze. Furthermore, you can have insulation added to the pump.
Prevent Accidental Contamination Of The Groundwater Or Well Pump
If the water source that supplies your home becomes contaminated, it can render the water unusable. One of the more common sources of contamination is from pouring chemicals onto the lawn as they will soak through the soil until they reach the water source. Additionally, it can be possible for the pump to accumulate substantial amounts of bacteria, and this can lead to gastrointestinal illnesses. By cleaning the pump every few months, you will limit this risk. However, if you are unfortunate enough to have your pump suffer this problem, you will need to hire a professional to sanitize it.