Your Guide to Water Well Maintenance

Your Guide to Water Well Maintenance

Maintaining your well is essential for protecting your drinking water and your health. It needs as much TLC as your home or car. At Raymond Brown Well Company, we’ve been the go-to experts for water well drilling and maintenance since 1977. Here, we share some tips on maintaining your well through regular inspections, testing, and treatment.

Let’s Talk Well Inspection

Well inspection acts as your well’s first line of defense. It’s like a health check for your water source. The key components that require thorough examination include: 

Wellhead and Well Cap Checkup

This dynamic duo is the guardian of your water well. It’s vital to regularly inspect them for any damage or wear. They must sit securely in place, damage-free, and properly sealed to prevent contaminants from entering the well.

System Assessment

Assessing the well’s system, including its pump, pipes, and electrical components, is like checking the stuff under the hood of your car. This helps catch any issues early on, ensuring everything functions as it should. Any signs of wear or damage must be immediately addressed.

Surrounding Area Surveillance

The area around your well also plays a critical role in its health. Pay attention to it. Keep the surroundings clear of debris, chemicals, and other contaminants. Design the landscaping to divert water away from the well. This also prevents any unwanted elements from seeping into the supply.

Keeping Up with Routine Maintenance

Now, let’s move on to the ongoing care of your well so you know how to keep it functioning at its best. Here is how to keep it in top shape: 

Regular Well Testing

Yearly water testing for bacteria, nitrates, and other pollutants is necessary. It’s as essential as testing for your smoke detectors and other stuff. This ensures the water remains safe for consumption and offers you peace of mind.

Monitoring Well Performance

Keep an eye on water pressure, flow, and quality. Frequent fluctuations can indicate underlying issues that need addressing. If you notice any performance issues, contact your local experts to nip the problem in the bud. 

Proactive Well Treatment

Sometimes, a little TLC goes a long way. Problems like mineral build-up or bacterial contamination might require more than a mere checkup. However, using only approved methods and materials is important, safeguarding both the well and water quality. Even better, allow experts to handle this task for you.

Keeping Records Straight

Have all your paperwork right to maintain the efficiency and health of your well. How? Keep these in mind:

Detailed Documentation

Record the well’s location, depth, pumping rate, pressure tank specifics, drilling method, and completion date. Note. Down. Everything. This information is invaluable for future maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. You can think of it as your water well’s health record.

Updating Records

Each time you schedule a service or maintenance visit, update your records. It’s like keeping a diary for your well. This is crucial to diagnose future issues, stay up-to-date with your well’s long-term health, and plan maintenance schedules accordingly. 

Contact Us for Expert Assistance

Got more questions? Call us at 336-593-8239, and let’s help you keep your well, super well. Our experts can ensure your system lasts a lifetime. Get in touch today!

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