16 Feb 2016

C&J Well Company Celebrating 20 Years

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Do you remember what you were doing around this time 20 years ago? The Dallas Cowboys took home their fifth Super Bowl trophy. The University of Kentucky was on its way to a sixth NCAA men’s basketball championship. And Christy and Josh Abdnour purchased their very first well drilling rig.

A lot has changed since 1996. The Cowboys have a new stadium. The Wildcats, as much as it pains us to say, have a few more titles. And we’re celebrating 20 years of service here at C&J Well Company. We can’t say it enough … THANK YOU! Thanks for letting us serve you these past 20 years, and thanks in advance for 20+ more. We are proud and truly blessed to be a part of the Indianapolis area.

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Starting With a Single Rig

Twenty years ago, C&J founders Christy and Josh had the opportunity to purchase a well-worn, secondhand drilling rig from “Water Wells by Wilhite.” They worked hard for a few years as subcontractors, until they eventually saved enough money to purchase the company itself.

Fast forward from that first big investment in 1996 to today. C&J Well Company has grown in so many ways. Our team has grown, our fleet has grown ,and our facilities have outgrown their original capacity, to the point that we recently moved our operations headquarters into a larger building in Zionsville. And our family has grown, too. Christy and Josh now have five awesome boys at home!

The success and growth of C&J Well Company could never have happened without you, our customers across central Indiana. We appreciate your business, and we appreciate you making us one of the highest-rated well companies in the state.

Anniversary Savings Are Here!

Speaking of appreciation, what would an anniversary be without some fun? To celebrate 20 years of service, C&J Well Company is offering a number of promotional products and services.

Throughout 2016, we are offering a lifetime warranty on every Grundfos water pump we install. We’ll replace your pump with a new one if the original ever fails. Click here or call for details. And here’s one more way to save – visit our discounts page here for a downloadable $50 coupon on your next well service from C&J.

Yes, a lot has changed since 1996, but C&J Well Company remains committed to the ideals we were founded on: providing central Indiana with high quality wells, pumps, water treatment, and related services and products in a timely, professional, ethical manner. That’s our guarantee to you. Thanks for 20 amazing years!

12 Feb 2016

Get the Lead Out of Your Water

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By now, we’ve all heard what’s happening not that far across the Indiana state line with our neighbors to the north. Flint, Michigan is in crisis mode, after startling revelations that lead has contaminated the municipal water supply, making tap water dangerous for city residents to drink.

While the vast majority of our customers rely on private wells for their water supply, C&J Well Company wants to remind you that lead can affect well and city water alike. Read on for some helpful tips about what you can do.


What is Lead, and How Does it Get There?

Although rare in your well water, lead is commonly found elsewhere. It is a naturally occurring metal (chemical symbol Pb) that is used in a variety of applications. The vest you wear at the dentist’s office for X-rays is made of lead. The stuff is found in everything from batteries to bullets. Before folks knew just how poisonous lead really is, we used it in gasoline, paints, and plumbing pipes. And that last application is often how lead finds its way into your tap water.

Prevention, Early Detection is Key

Keeping your well clean and properly maintained is incredibly important. So is having your water supply regularly tested. Learn more our professional water quality testing. Whether you rely on a private well or a city utility, we can help you determine if your tap water is safe to drink.

Say your tap water test comes back positive for lead … what do you do? If you have a well at home, the first step you’ll want to take is to have your system components inspected for lead. If your well contractor is unable to find lead in the well’s materials, he or she may suggest a full water well cleaning and flush, or other treatment options like reverse osmosis or specialty filters.

Remember, boiling contaminated water won’t remove the lead. In fact, hot water dissolves lead better than cold water, which might cause more of the toxic material to leach from your pipes.

Safeguarding Your Water Supply

Though lead contamination in well water is relatively rare, it never hurts to make sure your water is 100% safe to drink. From something as simple as water quality testing, to major services including new well drilling and installation, C&J Well Company is your best source for safe tap water products and services. Winter is the best time to save on many of these, so be sure to check out our current coupons and promotions.

20 Jan 2016

Take 50% Off of a Well Cleaning With the Purchase a New Grundfos Pump

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C&J’s 20th Anniversary Special – Take 50% off of a well cleaning* when you purchase a new Grundfos pump with a free lifetime warranty! In celebration of C&J’s 20 year anniversary we are giving a lifetime warranty on every Grundfos pump we install in 2016.


What You Need to Know

If your well and pressure tank are healthy and you buy any Grundfos pump in 2016, you (the original purchaser of the pump) will receive a free pump in the event your pump fails while you live in the home*. 

In order to ensure your well is healthy, we will perform a well cleaning at a discounted rate at the time of the pump installation unless we have done one within the last 10 years. In a few rare instances we may tell you that your well is too far gone to offer a lifetime warranty. This will be rare, and we will let you know if there is an issue. We recommend cleaning your well every 7-10 years. It’s kind of like flushing your transmission fluid in your car before your transmission dies leaving you stranded on the side of the road. 

You will also need to maintain your pressure tank. A properly working tank is critical to the life of your pump. There may be a rare instance when your tank is too far gone to offer a lifetime warranty on your pump. This will be rare, and we will let you know if we cannot offer the lifetime warranty without replacing the tank. We recommend a new pressure tank every 10-15 years even if it’s working. It’s kind of like replacing belts on your car before they break, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. 

That’s it. Enjoy the best warranty in the world on your Grundfos well pump and tell a friend or neighbor that this may be the time to change their older well pump. Get the C&J lifetime warranty and never buy a well pump again!

*Must call for a booking by Mar. 19, 2016. Some restrictions apply. Only offered for Marion and surrounding counties. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
19 Jan 2016

New Digs for C&J Well Co.

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Big news for C&J Well Company … we’re moving!

Not far though, so don’t worry. We’ve proudly called the Indianapolis area home for 20 years, and that won’t change. In fact, you’ll still be able to find us in Brownsburg at our administrative offices on 25 North Green Street. When you call C&J Well Co., we answer the phones here. Opening soon though, is our bigger, better, and brand new operations headquarters on West 96th Street in Zionsville, right next to the I-465/I-865 interchange. This location will also feature a reception area that’s open to the public.moving

So why all the shuffling around? Simple. We want to make things easier for you! Our old operations base was located off Interstate 74 in Pittsboro, west of town and about a 20-minute drive from the loop. Now that we’re moving our drilling rigs and other equipment to Zionsville, we’ll be closer to everything and able to provide faster, more convenient service to our customers across the Indianapolis area.

The big move is also a big part of the 20th anniversary of C&J Well Co. Owners Christy and Josh spent our savings on a single drilling rig back in 1996, and the venture paid off. Since then, our family-owned company has grown thanks to folks like you from all across central Indiana.

A bigger company has meant more hard-working employees, more high-tech equipment, and the need for more space. With our recent purchase of a VERSA-DRILL V-140X, a brand new Indianapolis-built drilling rig, this larger location in Zionsville comes at the perfect time. With our new operations base a stone’s throw from 465, you’ll see more of the unmistakable “C&J” logo in bright red and yellow on our trucks driving around town.

Choose C&J for All of Your Well & Drilling Needs

C&J Well Company thanks you for making us your #1 choice for professional drilling and well service in central Indiana. New to our company? Browse our website, give us a call, or visit our Brownsburg office for a full list of available services. Already a well owner? Don’t forget to ask how you can save $350 on your next well cleanout, or take 10% off any home water treatment.

Twenty years of business is a major milestone for us, and we look forward to 20+ more right here at our new home.

30 Dec 2015

How to Keep Well Water Rust & Sand Free

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Rust needs three things to grow: iron, oxygen, and water. For all of you well owners out there, at least two of those things should be in pretty steady supply. So how do you keep rust and other unwanted impurities like sand out of your water? C&J Well Company in Indianapolis has a few suggestions and solutions on what you can do.


Getting Rid of Rust

Those dark red stains on sinks and bathtubs are a relatively common occurrence in homes connected to a well, and they mean that dissolved iron is present in the water. While not inherently harmful to your health, iron can attract bacterial slime which poses a potential threat and can damage vital well components. Preventing iron is a twofold process that involves filtration and chlorination:

  • First, you want to make sure that all screens and filters (in your well, water softener/treatment system, refrigerator/ice maker, etc.) are in good shape and not clogged with debris. Follow recommended replacement schedules, and replace filters early if they show signs of wear and tear.
  • Secondly, make sure that you flush your well at least once a year with bleach. A clean well usually means clean water.

If iron staining is occurring after the softener, we would recommend a service call for your water softener. Sometimes the media needs replaced or a simple mechanism can fail and require a repair or replacement.

Stopping Sand at the Source

Like iron and rust, sand is an all-too-familiar annoyance among well owners. The presence of sand in your home water supply is typically a sign that screens and filters need replaced. Less common but a bigger cause for concern – a well that suddenly starts pumping sand or grit could mean that the well itself is filling with sand.

In either case, your best bet is to contact a professional well contractor like C&J Well Company if you notice sediment in your Indianapolis area home’s water supply. Most of the time, we can identify the problem and fix it for you in the same visit.

Well Cleaning & Maintenance is Key

Like any complex system, keeping up to date on water well cleaning and maintenance is the most important thing a well owner can do since rust, sand, and buildup can easily enter your well and water supply. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to eliminate them, too. For more tips, tricks, and ways we can help, contact our team at C&J Well Company today.

21 Dec 2015

Winter Well Cleaning Special — Save $350!

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Good things come to those who wait. To celebrate another successful year, and to help keep some extra money in your pocket this winter, C&J Well Company is offering a deep discount on our signature well cleanout service.

From now until March 19, 2016, you can save 33% when you schedule your well cleaning with us. That’s a savings of $350!

Whether you’re a well owner who keeps track of important scheduled maintenance, or if it’s a task that tends to slip your mind, our year end offer is the perfect opportunity to scratch this service off your “to-do” list and save some money at the same time.

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Why a Well Clean Out is Important

Your modern water well is designed to operate without major hassle or maintenance for many, many years. That doesn’t mean you should simply ignore it. C&J Well Company recommends – and most experts agree – that a professional well cleaning should be performed every five to seven years.

Our complete water well cleaning maintenance is much more than simply running bleach through your system. For that, you can read our handy guide on how to chlorinate a well, a simple task that should be completed at least once a year.

C&J’s well clean out service is a much more thorough and permanent process. We carefully remove your submersible well pump and lower a compressed air line into the well. That high-output air breaks apart and blasts away years of built-up gunk and sediment out the top of your well. We fully inspect your pump and tank, checking for wear and tear and any signs of a problem. We also measure water flow before putting everything back together. All of this ensures cleaner, clearer, fresher tasting water with 7 more years of confidence in your well system once again.

Schedule a Winter Well Clean Out Now

Is it time (or past time) for a well cleaning? Then call 800-957-8854 to schedule our comprehensive service now, and you’ll save $350! That extra money is nice, but so is the peace of mind knowing that your water well will be ready to go for another five to seven years.

From Acton to Zionsville and dozens of central Indiana communities in between, count on C&J Well Company to handle all of your well drilling, maintenance, and service needs. We are a locally owned family business with more than 20 years of experience.

14 Dec 2015

C&J Makes Well Drilling Easier & Cleaner

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There’s a new drilling rig in town, and it’s one that we are very excited to talk about. Why? Because it’s ours! C&J Well Company is expanding our fleet with the purchase of a VERSA-DRILL rig, and this addition is newsworthy for two big reasons.

The Benefits of a VERSA-DRILL

First, VERSA-DRILL equipment is built right here in Indianapolis by Laibe Corporation, a third-generation family-owned business with more than 50 years of service in the Hoosier state.

The second reason we’re happy to share this news is due to the drill itself. The VERSA-DRILL V-140X is a lightweight, compact, and powerful rig that’s also state of the art. Thanks to a specially designed derrick and a patented feed system, this rig can drill hundreds of feet into the ground while creating less mud mess. Well drilling is dirty business, and our cleaner methods are good for your property and for the environment. This innovative rig also gives us the ability to drill wells in tighter, harder-to-reach areas.

We’ve already put this new toy to work right here in town. Recently, C&J Well Company was awarded a contract to drill a new well at the Morris-Butler House, nestled in Indy’s historic Old Northside neighborhood. Working on a 160-year-old Indiana landmark takes planning and precision – and a little bit of prayer, too – which was all made easier thanks to our brand new VERSA-DRILL rig.

Your First Choice for Indianapolis Well Drilling

Whether you call an urban mansion or a country cottage home, count on C&J Well Company to get your job done right. We are constantly improving our equipment and our expertise, and you won’t find a more high-tech or eco-friendly partner when it’s time to drill your well. Learn more about our Indianapolis well services or contact us today to get started.

30 Nov 2015

Water Well 101: The Submersible Pump

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Although their function is relatively straightforward, wells rely on many parts to deliver water to your home. Today, we want to talk about one of the most critical components of a home water well – the pump.

What is a Submersible Well Pump? 

If water is the lifeblood of a private well, then the pump is its heart. Submersible pumps are the most common type of pump used in wells. Like its name implies, a submersible pump is submerged in the well, and it works by pushing underground water to the surface, and into a pressurized storage tank to use when you need it.

Submerged pumps usually look like long, narrow tubes. Their mechanical parts – the motor, wiring and cables, etc. – are sealed inside the tube to prevent water from leaking in and damaging sensitive electrical circuitry.

Just like automobiles, submersible water pumps come in a variety of makes and models of varying quality. Franklin, Grundfos, Webrol, Dayton, PowerFlo … the list of manufactures is a long one. And, just like automobiles, some brands are better than others. At C&J Well Company, we carry Grundfos submersible pumps. Grundfos is the world’s leading pump manufacturer, and its products are widely considered the “Cadillac” of water pumps (or maybe “Volvo,” since Grundfos is a Scandinavian company). Click the blue link to learn more about Grundfos constant pressure systems for your home.

Advantages of Submersible Well Pumps

Submersible pumps come with a number of advantages over traditional aboveground pumps.

  • Compact cylindrical design allows submersible pumps to be used in a wide range of wells.
  • Being waterproof, they are safe and rarely break down.
  • If a malfunction does occur, submersible pumps are easily removable from the well to be serviced by a licensed professional.
  • Since they push water instead of pull it, there is no need to prime your submersible pump.
  • And with little more than routine scheduled well maintenance, a quality submersible pump should last 25 years or longer.

The initial cost of a submersible pump tends to be higher than a traditional pump. Some folks might call that a disadvantage, but consider this: a quality submersible pump is more versatile, more efficient, and more reliable than its older counterparts, and that more than makes up for any higher startup costs.

Submerge Yourself in Savings

Thinking about replacing or upgrading your water well pump? Learn more about the water well pumps we offer, explore our deals and discounts, and contact C&J Well Company when you’re ready.

16 Nov 2015

Preventing Common Winter Well Problems

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Indiana winters can be rough on just about everything they touch. For water well owners, that means taking extra precautions to prevent problems, and being on the lookout for them throughout the cold season.

C&J Well Company offers some winter tips for long-time and new well owners alike.

Well Problems We See Each Winter

As your local Indianapolis area well experts, we’ve seen and repaired thousands of cold weather-related problems in our decades of experience. As the temperatures fall each year, a few common troubles tend to arise. These issues include:

  • Frozen and cracked/burst pipes
  • Damaged well components
  • Low or no water pressure
  • No-water emergencies
  • Water heater failures
  • Power outages

Some of these winter well problems are relatively easy to identify and fix. Others often require the assistance of a professional team like ours. Even if you think you know what the problem is and how to solve it, a second opinion never hurts. We’re happy to help. For more on our professional water well services, visit here.

What Well Owners Can Do

It’s already November, and winter will be here before we know it. The most important thing water well owners can do – and should do – is winterize their wells right now. We shared some tips on how to do that; you can read the article here. Also, please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or would like additional advice for protecting your well.

Frozen and burst plumbing pipes are probably the biggest complaint we hear from customers in the wintertime. They’re also one of the most damaging and can be costly to repair. Remember that heat and running water are ice’s worst enemies. So, insulate those pipes, open up those cabinet doors to circulate warm air, and leave those faucets on a slow drip at night.

Stay Safe & Warm This Winter

Private wells offer many benefits over municipal water supplies, but well owners must pay a bit more attention to ensure a strong and long-lasting system at home. Safeguard your water well with these and other helpful tips on our blog, and contact us ASAP if a cold-weather well problem ever occurs.

02 Nov 2015

Don’t Wait – Winterize Your Water Well Today

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Old Man Winter is on his way. Make sure your home’s water well system is prepared and take the necessary steps to prevent a cold-weather malfunction or failure. We’ve compiled some of our easiest and most effective winterization tips for your well. Read on to see what you need to do.

Tips for Well Pumps and Accessories

Since the water for wells comes from underground sources, most systems make it through the cold weather months with few or no issues at all. If a problem should occur, it typically happens at or aboveground. Before winter arrives, double-check your well hole and make sure it is in good shape and properly sealed to protect the vital parts below. Aboveground components should be protected by a well house or other insulated structure. Add a light bulb and/or heat tape to keep temperatures inside the well house above freezing.

And just to be on the safe side, it never hurts to have your well components undergo a pre-season well inspection by a licensed pro. We are happy to perform this task for you – just give us a call.

Don’t Forget Those Pipes!

No one wants to come home and find a pile of ice underneath the sink. Water expands when it freezes, and since things get awfully cold here in central Indiana, pipes unfortunately can and do burst every winter.

Make sure your home’s plumbing is wrapped with pipe insulation and/or heat tape. Keep cabinets open so that warm air circulates better (some people even install small light bulbs in their cabinetry under plumbing fixtures). If you have exposed pipes in the basement or crawl space, make sure those areas are insulated as well. And remember to leave faucets on a slow drip if you plan on being away from home for an extended amount of time.

Power outages happen all the time during winter, due in part to heavier utility usage. Protect your home from a loss of electricity by investing in a backup generator. These devices are well worth the investment, believe us!

Expert Water Well Advice & Service

We hope these winterization tips help, and that you are already utilizing some of the advice shared here. Remember to check your system annually, even if you’ve taken these proactive steps before. Insulation can deteriorate; tape can fall off; and bulbs can burn out. Prevention is key. Would you like to learn more? Contact us today for friendly, expert, and of course free advice.

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