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Buying a Home with an Old or Unused Well

old or unused well

Buying an old home comes with many responsibilities and the longer it has been unused, the more potential issues there could be. This is especially true when that home has a well. Since you may be getting some or all of your water from this source, it’s critical to make sure it hasn’t deteriorated over …

Are Your Wells Pipes Sweating?

well pipes sweating

If you’re seeing water drip from your well’s exposed pipes, it could be a sign of a leak. However, if everything is secure and the dripping still occurs, it’s probably a phenomenon known as “sweating.” What Is Pipe Sweating? “Sweating” is a term we use to describe the process of condensation accumulating on your pipes. …

What Contaminants Are In My Well Water?

well water contaminants

In a recent article, The World Health Organization reported; water safety and quality are fundamental to human development and well-being.” Wouldn’t you agree? Yes, water is a limited resource and since it is consumed by humans, we have to know what’s in our drinking water. Many wells draw water from nearby lakes, streams, and rivers, but …

My Water Pump Is Running But I Have No Water. What Could Be Wrong?

water pump issues

A water pump is one of the most important accessories for any home that depends on a well for clean drinking water. While using a well offers a great deal of benefits compared to depending on municipal water supply, there are various potential problems that could arise causing issues with your water supply. So, let’s …

Well Digging 101: What to Know Before Digging a Well

well digging

For most people water is just a commodity that is expected to be in their home. It’s hard to imagine that the luxury of having water with a turn of a knob, is not shared by everyone. In many rural locations, water isn’t as easily accessible, and usually a responsibility of the homeowner to create. …

Did Your Well Test Positive for E. Coli and Coliform?

e. coli and coliform

Feeling a little queasy? It might have been that burrito you had at lunch. But it’s also possible that your well water is polluted. E. coli and other coliform bacteria cause major gastric and digestive illness. A mild infection produces what may feel like food poisoning. More serious infections can cause the kidneys to shut …

Hard Water and Health Issues: Are They Related?

hard water

Many homeowners may not be aware of the impact of hard water and the threat it has on their health. The following blog post introduces hard water, defines the health risk, and gives consumers a way to manage it properly.  What Is Hard Water?   Subsequently, “hard” water is high in dissolved minerals such as calcium, …

How Often Should I Perform Well Water Testing?

well water testing

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that water protection laws only apply to public water systems. As such, policies and services for preserving the quality of water is reserved for public water systems exclusively. For private well owners such as you, this means that the maintenance and testing of your water are up to …

3 Ways to Conserve Your Well Water

conserve well water

Conserving water with a well is very important because fresh water is a limited resource. According to the Balance Small Business blog, “97 percent of the water worldwide is salt water and isn’t suitable for drinking.” Consequently, out of the 3 percent of water on the Earth, only 0.5 percent is safe for drinking. You’ll discover why it’s …

My Well Pump Sparks. What Should I Do?

well pump sparks

Do you know that approximately 34 million Americans depend on a well for access to water? Well, this means that well owners should be knowledgeable in identifying potential issues with their well pumps and resolving them when necessary. One of these problems is the production of sparks every time your pump cycles. So, is well …