01 Dec 2017

Do You Know How to Properly Maintain a Water Well?

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One of the greatest things about water wells – besides the water itself – is that they are typically pretty hassle-free. If you want to squeeze every last drop out of your well’s performance, follow these expert tips from C&J Well Company of Indianapolis.

Maintain Your Water Well

Do This: Homework

As a water well owner, you want to make sure you know how your well works, understand its components, and recognize the warning signs when something isn’t working the way it should. You don’t need to be a licensed pro like us to do this. Instead, think of your home’s water well like your car – you know when to fill the gas tank, when to change the oil, and when to replace the tires, even if you’re not a mechanic. A well requires the same basic understanding and commitment.

Do This: Preventative Measures

As we mentioned above, oil changes are one of the simplest and effective ways to keep your car on the road. Likewise, some simple preventative steps will keep your well pumping clean drinking water into your home.

Once a year, have your water well properly disinfected. You can disinfect your well or have an expert such as C&J Well Company do it for you. This will help prevent and eliminate harmful bacteria.

Every two to three years, have your well and pump system routinely inspected. This process usually takes only a few hours to complete, and can identify wear & tear and other potential issues before they turn into major problems.

Do This: Hire a Qualified Well Expert

Here’s one area you don’t want to skimp on, or rely on sites like Craigslist to find a “pro.” For all of your home’s water well and well treatment needs, insist on a licensed, experienced, and proven professional. C&J Well Company has been serving the greater Indianapolis area and central Indiana for years. Contact the Better Business Bureau, ask around, browse our social media pages, and read our real customer reviews (we never pay for reviews) … you’ll find we’re an honest, friendly, and affordable family company committed to you. Don’t count on a fly-by-night handyman who charges up front. Insist on the best. That’s C&J.

Don’t Do This: Self-Service

We appreciate all you handymen and handywomen out there, but water well service can be a big challenge for even the most seasoned DIYer. That’s why you shouldn’t try to tackle major well maintenance just to save a few bucks – it can end up costing you quite a bit more down the road. Remember, this is your family’s drinking water we’re talking about! Let the well experts at C&J do the hard work for you, because wells and water treatment are all we do.

Don’t Do this: Ignore the Problem

You can probably lump this tip into the preventative measures paragraph above, but when it comes to maintaining your water well, don’t ignore issues no matter how minor they may seem. Cloudy or smelly drinking water; low or slow water pressure; odd sounds when you turn on your tap – all of these annoyances, while rare with well water systems, point to something wrong. You know what folks say about an ounce of prevention. So make sure you respond quickly when something just seems “off” about your home’s well or water.

Along those same lines, please don’t ever hesitate to give C&J Well Company a call. We’re here to help you 24/7/365. Get in touch with our friendly team today. Sometimes, we can diagnose an issue via phone call or email. If it takes a house call, we’re happy to do that and can typically complete your maintenance or repair service in a single visit.

Water wells are simple systems. For all of your questions, turn to C&J Well Company of Indianapolis for the answer.