Spring is the Perfect Time for Annual Well Water Maintenance

Many of us use the onset of spring as motivation to get some spring cleaning done. If you own a water well, it’s the perfect time to clean your water supply! Regular well water maintenance is an essential part of having a well and there is no better time than now to get the job done. 

Better Time For Inspection

One reason that spring is a good time for well water maintenance is that you no longer have to worry about freezing temperatures. This makes visual inspections of the well much easier, as you can remove well coverings and insulation without them being frozen shut. Also, frozen water inside can expand and cause damage to your well. The unpredictable weather conditions of winter also speed up corrosion. After a long winter, your well is more likely to need repairs, so it’s best to have it professionally inspected at the beginning of spring.

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Stagnant Water

As we enter the season known for ‘spring showers’ it’s a great time to make sure stagnant water isn’t entering your water supply. Pesticides, fertilizers, leaves, and organic matter can enter the runoff from rain and contaminate your water. Make sure that the area around your wellhead has the proper slope to prevent stagnant water from accumulating. The water well casing must also be high enough to prevent water from passing through and entering the well. It is recommended to have a well water maintenance professional come by at the beginning of the season to survey the area for proper drainage. 

Septic System

This spring is the perfect time to have your septic tank inspected for capacity and leaks. While septic systems are not directly connected to your water supply – if they are on the same site as your water well, special precautions must be taken. A professional can come to your location to pump out the tank and make repairs that will prevent leaks that allow bacteria to enter your groundwater. 

Water Quality

There are few things more important than having clean water in your home. When you pour yourself a glass of water, the last thing you want is to be unsure about its quality. As the owner of a water well, you are the one responsible for water quality testing. After a long winter, it’s a good idea to have your water quality tested. This is especially true if you’ve noticed any change in odor, color, or taste. The variable weather conditions of winter can cause a water supply’s pH level to fluctuate which affects the quality of the water and can corrode pipes. While anyone can use a water quality test kit, it’s best to call a professional for comprehensive well water maintenance and testing.

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Professional Well Water Maintenance Company

If you suspect your well is contaminated, you should stop using your water and call a professional as soon as possible. Unsanitary water can cause serious health risks, especially for infants and pregnant women. Be sure that your family is safe and call a professional to test your drinking water. A1 Well Drilling & Pump Service can help with all of your water treatment needs. We offer a variety of water treatment services to help with all of the different problems that may occur. We will test your drinking water and ensure it is safe for consumption. If you think there is lead in your drinking water or you just want to be safe, give us a call today!

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