05 Aug 2019

Alien Analysis

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Do you believe in aliens? In 2001, the people of Milk Hill, a remote area in Wiltshire, England, were confronted with this question when mysterious circles appeared overnight in the fields of their small hamlet. As any parent with a kiddie pool understands, impressions left in the grass are not necessarily unique or baffling, but these formations were different. The 780-foot design, composed of 409 circles, formed three interlocking spirals. It was a sight to see, for sure. Crop circles like this one weren’t a new occurrence; they had been appearing all over the world for decades, with no cogent explanation. Unlike other supernatural phenomena, like Bigfoot or psychic powers, the existence of crop circles is easily verified. They are indeed real, but their source has been suggested to be flying saucers, hedgehogs, weather patterns, and even time travel.

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Knowing the source makes all the difference. Whether your water is cloudy, smells strange, or contains sediment, drinking water problems can be just as confusing as crop circles. The good news is we don’t have to spend decades wondering what causes these issues, or how to fix them. C&J Water Treatment offers a free water analysis designed to track down the source of poor-quality water.

Our technicians have decades of experience diagnosing and solving common—and uncommon—water issues. This is no hoax—it really is free! C&J provides several applications designed to remove sulfur, rust, iron, sediment, and much more. If your water quality is making you feel perplexed, call C&J Water Treatment today at 317-733-SOFT for your free water analysis!

03 Jul 2019

Will It Work, or Will It Last?

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Imagine floating around weightlessly like an astronaut and exploring unknown surroundings, without ever leaving Earth’s atmosphere. As you journey through uncertain territory, you encounter a 16-footwide winged fish, then a 523-foot-long missile tracking ship. No, you are not in a scene from Star Wars, you are scuba diving off the coast of South Florida.

diver-in-the-coral-reefScuba diving offers the unique chance for an up-close gaze at beautiful coral reefs, pristine marine life, and magnificent rock formations. Whether you are in the Florida Keys, Cozumel, or British Columbia, the vastly unexplored underwater world offers intrigue and excitement. However, much like space, being submersed in one of the Earth’s oceans is a formidable thought. Below the surface of the ocean is a hostile and dangerous environment, unequaled on our planet. Humans were not designed to be underwater for more than a few minutes, much less to spend hours investigating unusual species of plants and animals, or searching for lost treasure in ancient shipwrecks. But, with the right equipment, 70% of the globe becomes accessible to you the moment you learn to breathe underwater.

The right equipment makes all the difference. C&J knows equipment matters, and that’s why we use state-of-the-art products when we drill and set your well. Once our well drillers find water, and it’s time to connect to your indoor plumbing, a well pump is installed. C&J recommends high-quality Grundfos pumps. They are reliable and energy efficient, and are available in many options to meet your needs. Whether it’s the well casing, the water pipe & wire, the fittings, or the well pump, C&J makes sure the equipment we use will not only work, but that it will last.

PicThe right employees make all the difference. It’s been said, “For a bad ballerina, even a tutu is in the way.” C&J understands that the equipment we use is only as good as the technicians installing it. Our company’s culture is very important to us, and this permeates our hiring process. We hire professional and skilled technicians to handle our customers’ water needs. One such technician is Kevin Nagel, who has been with C&J for over a year. Before joining our team, Kevin worked in geotechnical drilling, and was an engineer diver in the United States Army. He especially understands the importance having the right equipment, because it made the difference between life and death. Kevin is a great example of a C&J Technician, and we are thankful to have him on board.
C&J has great employees, utilizes great equipment, and ensures our customers have a great experience. Contact us for more details!

24 Jun 2019

Our Well-Drilling Worldview

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“Is the glass half-full, or is the glass half-empty?”pexels-photo-416528-Edited-1030x736

Whether in a job interview, philosophy class, or late night discussion with friends, most of us have encountered this question in some form or another. This immemorial question is often used as a litmus test to determine a person’s outlook on life. The pessimist will see the glass half-empty, negatively focusing on the fact that the glass isn’t using its full potential. Conversely, the optimist will say the glass is half-full, revealing their point of view as thankful and positive. However, there is another, often overlooked point of view of the Engineer. The Engineer looks at the glass and asks, “Why did someone build a glass twice as big as it needs to be?”

The question of the glass is generally rhetorical and situational, but one clear thought emerges— engineering matters. This is why C&J uses premier engineering throughout our company. Water well technology has come a long way from the days of guesswork, hand digging, and wooden buckets on a rope. These advances notwithstanding, well drilling is still very nuanced. Using our decades of experience, as well as the latest geological information available, our well drilling crews are able to help you locate a good place on your property that yields the best results for your needs, while complying with state regulations. Whether a well is used for your household, geothermal heating and cooling, or irrigation, C&J uses industry leading methods and technologies. We are always looking for innovative ways to improve and expedite our processes and procedures. Certainly the framework we choose to view the events of our lives is crucial and consequential. Here at C&J we are optimistic that, however you choose to look at the glass, we can make sure the water in it is fresh and safe. Contact us for more details!

20 May 2019

From Whales to Wells

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“The privation of water is justly ranked among the most dreadful of the miseries of our life… the violence of raving thirst has no parallel in the catalogue of human calamities.”

These words were written in 1820 by Owen Chase, first mate of the Nantucket whaling ship Essex. The Essex is best known for being charged and sunk by a giant whale, inspiring Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Of the twenty men who embarked on this disastrous voyage, only eight survived. Even though they were surrounded by trillions of gallons of water, drinking the Pacific’s saltwater leads to a condition called hypernatremia, in which excess sodium levels cause convulsions and increase dehydration. Drinking this water would be like pouring gasoline on the fire of their thirst—their hostile surroundings seemed to be taunting them. After eighty-nine days of experiencing starvation, dehydration, and severe exposure in the world’s largest ocean, the men were finally rescued from their small whaleboats and taken home.

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The story of the Essex is a harrowing tale that helps us realize, among other things, the necessity of fresh, potable water. Indeed, it makes us thankful for our abundance of drinkable water, which we often take for granted.

C&J Well Company understands that safe, clean water is not a luxury, but the source of life as we know it. This understanding drives our excellence in the industry. We know when we drill and hook up a water well, families are depending on us to provide them with water they can trust. C&J strives for excellence, “from soup to nuts.” This is why we use premier engineering, equipment, and employees. While we may never encounter the extreme hardships of the crew of the Essex, C&J knows the need for safe, clean, and drinkable water for your family is just as necessary. We are committed to providing the highest-quality water for all your needs. Contact us for more details!

09 Jan 2019

C&J at the Indianapolis Home Show

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Indianapolis Home Show 2019


On January 18-27, 2019, we will be participating in the Indianapolis Home Show located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds – West Pavilion, Exposition Hall & South Pavilion, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

What is the Home Show?

The Indianapolis Home Show is a unique opportunity for builders, current and future homeowners, dreamers and window shoppers to stop by and see the latest and greatest trends and additions that are available for living spaces. This 10-day show allows everyone with multiple ideas and budgets the opportunity to see amazing construction, decoration, product and remodeling concepts for their home.  We are proud to share that C&J Water is the exclusive water treatment sponsor of the 2019 Indianapolis Home Show!

What can I expect from C&J Water at the Home Show?

We love the Home Show, as it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to meet people like you and have conversations to find out exactly what you need for your home, business or new construction. Our expert team is excited and prepared to help answer questions that you have, so we can pinpoint the best solution for your water needs.

Our wide variety of options for the water in your home, business or new construction, whether city or well water will help give you quality water at an affordable price. Some of our products include water softeners, dechlorinators, aio systems, reverse osmosis units, and UV lights. Attendees of the home show can find our products being used in this year’s centerpiece home built by Davis Homes.

We recommend these products for a wide variety of issues that encompass homes with iron problems, water that affects people with sensitive skin, contaminated water, water with rotten egg smell and certain well water situations.

I don’t understand what those products do or how they work.

We have customers who call us with numerous issues revolving around their water, and they aren’t sure what to do to fix those issues.  Our certified water experts can help you diagnose what the cause of the problem is and provide you with a water solution that can get you back to enjoying refreshing water!

If you would like to take the next step after talking with our specialists, we are willing to go to your home or business and provide you with a water quality analysis for FREE!

The Indianapolis Home Show is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our team in person, to ask all of your questions and to gain a better understanding of how your water currently works and how it can work better!

03 Dec 2018

Water Wells Then & Now: Traditional vs. Pressure Pump Systems

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Water Wells Then & Now: Traditional vs. Pressure Pump Systems

 

In your home over the years, chances are you have upgraded things like your car, kitchen appliances, televisions, washer and dryer. So why rely on outdated water well technology?

 

C&J Well Company explains some of the differences and benefits of new water pressure pumps versus older but still common conventional systems.

 

Constant Pressure or Conventional Pressure?

 

When it comes to water pressure, which is better – constant or conventional? That depends on several factors, but the short answer is the latest generation of constant pressure pumps are best. Although both systems technically do the same thing, which is pressurize your home’s water supply, they do so in different ways. Conventional (also known as standard) pressure systems simply turn on your well pump when you turn on the water. Open a kitchen sink or a bathtub faucet, and the system pressurizes the water based on how much you open a particular handle. Turn on both at the same time, and you’ll notice a drop in pressure at both fixtures.

 

Newer generation constant pressure systems actually adapt to fluctuations in home water pressure, and automatically adjust your well pump so that water pressure remains constant. For example, you can take a shower and run a load of laundry at the same time without losing water pressure at either point. For families getting ready for school and work in the morning, say goodbye to arguments over who gets to shower first!

 

Advantages to Constant Pressure Systems

 

Constant pressure water well systems are more efficient than the older systems they are designed to replace. With a constant pressure system, you can reduce your water tank size and even the number of tanks your home needs. The sensors in constant pressure systems are surprisingly accurate, too, able to adjust to the slightest variations in water pressure PSI in your home. This means far less fluctuation in felt water pressure and fewer pump startups and stops, which also reduces wear and tear on well components. Constant pressure systems are ideal for larger families, larger homes, and households with greater daily water demand.

 

Advantages to Conventional Pressure Systems

 

Let’s use the television as an example. TVs have gotten larger, lighter, brighter, and more affordable over the last few decades, and they seem to keep improving every year. If you don’t watch TV very much, you don’t need the latest and greatest model. Likewise, a conventional pressure system that is still in good mechanical shape will likely meet your needs if your daily water demand is low. These systems, although outdated, remain reliable and are good for single customers or small families, small homes, and households on a tighter budget.

 

So, which system is right for you? Not sure if a constant water pressure upgrade makes sense or is worth the investment? Talk to C&J Well Company of Indianapolis to learn about the options available today!

03 Dec 2018

Well Drilling: 101 With the C&J Team

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Well Drilling:101 With the C&J Team

 

If you live in central Indiana and rely on a water well, chances are you’ve heard of C&J Well Company. But to enjoy all the benefits that come from well water, you need to start with a well.

 

Well, we drill those, too. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of wells, along with some of the expert services you can expect from C&J Well Drilling.

 

Water Well Drilling

 

This is our most popular service, and the most common type of well found around Indiana. Water wells are necessary to reach underground aquifers. The earliest water wells literally were holes in the ground, dug down until water started bubbling up. At C&J, our wells are a bit more advanced than that. We use hydrology maps and the latest technology to pick a spot on your property that will provide the most reliable, highest quality drinking water available. After digging, we use only the best well pumps and equipment to ensure decades of low-maintenance, hassle-free service.

 

Irrigation Well Drilling

 

If you are interested in using groundwater for more than drinking, cooking, and cleaning, you may want to invest in an irrigation well. These wells are designed for farmers, landscapers, and landowners with large properties. Irrigation wells work much like a standard water well, except that they are hooked up to sprinklers or similar outdoor water supply systems. For high water users – those with crops, livestock, acreage, etc. – relying on municipal water can be very cost prohibitive, and an irrigation well can improve your water quality while saving you money at the same time. C&J can design, dig, and install an irrigation well whether you are on well or city water.

 

New & Replacement Well Drilling

 

Tired of ever-increasing water bills from your local government? Already on well water, but dealing with equipment or water supply problems? Talk to C&J Well Drilling today. Our team has decades of combined experience on new and replacement wells of all sizes and applications. A lot of our customers are surprised when they learn they don’t need to live way out in the country to enjoy the benefits of natural well water. We have drilled and set up new water wells for many customers within Indianapolis and surrounding city limits. Likewise, we offer replacement well drilling services for old, outdated, or malfunctioning wells, or in instances when an underground water source runs dry.

 

Geothermal Drilling

 

Geothermal energy is fast becoming a popular alternative for heating and cooling your home or business. Not only is it more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels and other energy sources, it is cheaper, too. Geothermal technology taps into the earth’s renewable energy just a few feet below the surface of the ground. Down there, the earth’s temperature remains relatively constant all year long. Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system involves drilling underground and burying a network of pipes, called “loops.” Depending on the application, these loops circulate warm water in the winter months and transfer the energy to a heat pump. In the summer, warm air is pulled from your home through the pump and transferred back to the loop, where it returns to the earth. C&J has developed a variety of geothermal drilling methods, customizable to the size and shape of your individual home and property.

 

Other Indiana Drilling Services

 

In addition to the more common applications mentioned above, C&J Well Drilling offers a number of other well and drilling services designed to fit your needs. These include directional boring, test holes, pond replenishment wells, dewatering wells, well abandonment, and more.

 

When it comes to drilling, one size never fits all. Contact the C&J team today to learn how we can assist you.

05 Nov 2018

C&J makes straight A’s

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“We were in need of pressure tank replacement and since the pump was almost 30 years old we decided to replace it also. It was amazing to watch them flush out the gunk that was in the well and install the new pump. It made a great difference in the water quality after they flushed out the well. Pretty certain that was not something the last installer did. However, the constant pressure system they installed is to die for! After living here for 40+ years and dealing with low-pressure problems it was just something we felt we had to live with. Well, I am here to write you that they fixed the problem and we still are not believing the difference! Not only that but a lifetime guarantee included. All at a price we considered very reasonable. Really nice guys! Did a great job, as scheduled, and you wouldn’t know they had even been here. High fives!  – Richard M., October 18, 2018

 

Mission

It has been our mission from day one to provide central Indiana with high-quality wells, pumps, water treatment, and related services and products in a timely, professional, ethical manner. We have worked hard each and every day to ensure that mission has been carried out.

 

Origin

When C&J Well Drilling was formed by Josh and Christy back in 1996, we started with just 3 employees and the goal of creating something that would provide customers with an incredible product, fantastic customer service and superseded expectations. Throughout the past 22 years, our company, our workload and our staff have seen tremendous growth. We even opened a new division for our water treatment services called C&J Water.

 

Angie’s List for Customers

As a way to ensure we could monitor and review what our clients were saying, we decided to join Angie’s List 17 years ago.  Throughout these past years, customers have had the opportunity to review items about C&J such as our Price, our Quality, our Responsiveness, our Punctuality and our Professionalism. In each category, we are proud to share that C&J has a grade of A! We are extremely thankful for the numerous customers who have called us for our well service or water treatment and have taken the time to review their service experience with us.

 

Super Service Award

Last year we were pleased to be named a 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award recipient. This award verifies C&J as a high-quality service provider. It was an honor to receive this award in 2017, and we are working hard to make 2018 another Super Service Award Year.

 

Future Plans

While awards and customer reviews encourage us to keep moving forward and providing our clients with the best experience no matter the call, we will not stop there. We will continue to work to improve our services, to ensure we have the best products, and to provide central Indiana with high-quality products and services in a timely, professional, ethical manner.

16 Oct 2018

No Well Water Emergency

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No Well Water Emergency:

What to Do If Your Well Stops Drawing Water

You turn on the tap to fill a glass of water. Nothing. What happened? And what happens next? If you are on a well, the first thing to do is call C&J Well Company of Indianapolis.

 

Why Wells Stop Working

Although they’re designed to provide years of low-maintenance, hassle-free service, water wells can run into the occasional issue. Power outages or blown fuses can impact electrical components. Filters can become clogged with rocks, sand, dirt, and other debris. Other well equipment such as pipes can crack. Groundwater table can run low. As long as well owners follow routine care and cleaning, and have their wells regularly inspected by a professional, most of these issues can be caught and corrected long before any major problems arise.

 

Warning Signs of No Well Water

Well, there’s the obvious – no water when you turn on the faucet or flush the toilet. However, be on the lookout for more subtle signs, too:

  • A sudden drop in water pressure
  • Spurts of air when opening faucets
  • Sediment or cloudiness in tap water
  • Tap water that tastes muddy or earthy

Basically, anything that seems out of the ordinary when using water at home can point to a potential problem.

 

What Should I Do If I Don’t Have Well Water?

Don’t ignore it! If you experience any of the warning signs above, contact C&J Well Company as soon as possible. For minor issues, our friendly team can try and walk you through the steps to solve it on your own – our website is also full of handy DIY water well tips. We can handle the more complex situations and emergencies, often in a single visit to your home. No problem is too big for us to fix!

 

For no-water emergencies and all other well-related services, call C&J Well Company of Indianapolis today.

06 Aug 2018

Water Softener 101

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Soap and shampoo not lathering well in the shower? Skin and hair dry and itchy? Spots all over your dishes? Clean laundry not looking its best? Coffee pot full of scaly crud?

 

If you’re dealing with any or all of these issues around the house, chances are that hard water is to blame. Thankfully, C&J Water Treatment of Central Indiana has the solution. Keep reading to learn more about water softeners, and the type of system that is best for you.

 

What Does a Water Softener Do?

 

First things first, let’s explain what a water softener is and what it does. “It’s all in the name” is certainly true here – water softeners literally soften water, by removing certain minerals. In most cases, this means excess calcium and other minerals, which are naturally occurring elements often found in well water but also present in many municipal water supplies. While these minerals aren’t necessarily bad for your health, when they build up in your plumbing they cause all sorts of household issues like we mentioned at the top of this blog post.

 

What Types of Water Softeners Are Common?

 

Great question – it’s one we hear a lot. Probably the most common and conventional type of water softener, and one we stock here at C&J Water Treatment, is the salt-based water softener. It relies on a salt brine, like that salt water you used to gargle for a sore throat when you were a kid. This system works by replacing the hard minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, etc.) for sodium, which is softer. You won’t taste the sodium, of course, but you’ll “feel” it, in terms of better soap lather, softer skin, and cleaner dishes. Salt-based water softeners will also help extend the life of your home’s hot water heater.

 

Other, less popular water softening systems include:

 

  • Salt-free softeners. Relying on a potassium-chloride substitute solution in place of sodium, these systems aren’t true water softeners. They are better known as “water conditioners,” and work by preventing minerals from building up on surfaces around the home, such as plumbing pipes, appliances, and people, too. If someone in your household is adverse to any increase in salt intake whatsoever, this may be a system to consider.
  • Dual tank softeners. Conventional water softeners need to recharge from time to time. This typically happens overnight when everyone at home is asleep and there is no water demand. If fresh water demand persists in your home at all hours of the day and night, you might want to consider a dual tank system. When one tank is offline recharging, the other tank kicks in and vice versa. Dual tank softeners are handy for larger families or folks who work day and night shifts, but they are also more expensive.

 

Upgrading to a Water Softener Today

 

These days, there is no reason to settle for hard water’s damaging effects. Not only does it wear out your skin, your appliances, and your clothes, hard water also takes its toll on your home’s plumbing system, often responsible for pipe damage and costly plumbing repairs. If you and your family are tired of living with hard water, talk to C&J Water Treatment. Learn what type of system works best for your family, and take advantage of exclusive seasonal offers and special payment options. Water softeners are low-maintenance machines that begin to pay for themselves as soon as you turn on the tap. Upgrade today!

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