8 Water Well Maintenance Tips

8 Water Well Maintenance Tips

Keeping your water well in good condition is paramount to enjoying a steady, reliable supply of fresh water. At GeoWater Services, we understand the value of reliable, clean water to homeowners, businesses, and communities in Colorado. 

Let’s walk through some maintenance tips that will help keep your water well operating efficiently and providing clean, safe water.

1. Regular Water Testing

Annual water testing is the first line of defense in maintaining a safe, reliable water supply. This testing should screen for bacteria, nitrates, pH levels, and total dissolved solids (TDS). Additionally, if you notice any changes in the taste, color, or smell of your water, you should have it tested immediately.

2. Professional Inspections

Enlist professional expertise to conduct proper inspections of your well. Additionally, wells should undergo a thorough professional check every year. At GeoWater Services, our team of technicians is skilled in spotting warning signs, offering preventive maintenance, and making timely repairs to prevent any looming problems.

3. Ensure Proper Well Caps & Seals

The well cap or seal prevents pollutants from entering your well and assures the safety and quality of your well water. Check the seal regularly to ensure it is secure and watertight, and free from any cracks or damages.

4. Keep a Safe Distance

Maintain an adequate distance between your well and any buildings, waste systems, or chemical storage units to avoid any contamination risk. As per regulations, wells should be at least 100 feet away from potential contaminant sources.

5. Responsible Landscaping

Keep the area around your well clean and free from debris, fertilizers, and any harmful chemicals. This prevents any run-offs from reaching your well. Make sure no water is pooled around your well—this could signify a problem with the well’s surface seal.

6. Monitor Water Volume

If you observe a sudden change in your well’s water volume, it may indicate a problem with the well pump or water source. GeoWater Services, an exclusive distributor of Grundfos submersible pumps, provides exceptional pump services to ensure sound operation and the optimal water supply.

7. Proper Disposal of Waste

Avoid dumping waste, especially hazardous chemicals, near your well. Such substances can seep into the groundwater, contaminating your well water.

8. Keep Up with Records

Maintain a record of all well maintenance, repairs, water tests, and any noticeable well performance changes. This will help identify patterns, preempt problems, and provide valuable information to your well technician.

At the heart of GeoWater Services is our steadfast commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. We serve as your “one-stop-shop” solution for all your water well needs, offering top-tier workmanship for projects of all sizes. Our adept team utilizes the best technology to ensure we provide sound solutions to every customer.

Remember, while these tips will help you maintain your well, you need a professional’s help for most repairs and any complex maintenance tasks. Timely maintenance of your water well is vital to its performance and durability. Trust GeoWater Services, your Colorado water well experts, to help keep your well in peak condition to serve you reliably for years to come.

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