Just like your car, your well and water system need to be regularly maintained. There are two main ways to do this; you can look at water quality issues or you can look at the well pumping mechanics. Northeast Water Wells Inc has many options when it comes to assisting you to maintain and improve your water supply.
Instead of being reactive, and only doing something once your water pressure seriously decreases in the middle of that “much-needed-end-of-a-long-day-hot-shower,” or “getting-sick-due-to-something-in-the-water,” be proactive and maintain your water system so you can always depend on it.
Maintaining Well Water Quality
A simple water quality test can tell you what you need to know about the chemical makeup of your water. This test is painless; a technician comes out and collects a couple samples of your water and takes it back to a lab for testing.
Here is a schedule to base your maintenance off of:
- Bacteria, Yearly
- Basic Test, 3-5 years
- Comprehensive Testing, 5-7 Years
- Extensive Testing, 7-10 years
However, if you have a filtration system, you want to test more than just the quality. You want to make sure that you’re also maintaining your system by having someone service the system regularly to make sure its functioning properly.
Maintaining Mechanics of Water Well Pumping System
The National Groundwater Association and Water System Council recommend having a mechanical inspection done every year. We tend to suggest a bi-yearly inspection to be completed by a certified technician. The technician would not only note any visual shortcomings, but they would also take electrical readings of the pumping system to make sure everything is up to par.
The filtration system will also be tested, because if this part of the system is failing then the rest of it can also suffer. This could lead to some costly repairs. Having inspections and regular maintenance checks can help prepare you for any repairs that will need to be eventually made. Getting them taken care of in a timely fashion will ensure you’re not suddenly without water.
Northeast Water Wells Inc has been performing system inspections such as these since 1966 in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions!