What To Do When Water Issues Happen Suddenly
While a safe, clean, and easy to access water supply is something a lot of us are used to having, there are times when this might not be the case. In the event of a natural disaster or well pump failure you should know what steps you need to take to protect your family and solve water issues.
Electrical outages are often guilty of causing water to stop flowing because pumps are reliant on electricity. If all your other electrical circuits seem fine, you can check to make sure the breaker is not thrown on your electrical panel. If it is and you can reset the switch. If your switch keeps getting thrown then this is a sign of a more serious electrical or issue that may require pump repair.
Keep A Water Filter Or A Few Gallons Of Bottled Water On Hand
If the power fails, you may not be able to get water from your well unless you have some type of back up electricity source so having water on hand is the best way to get by for awhile. Natural disasters can cause bacteria and contamination to occur in wells. A high-quality water filter such as those used by backpackers can be used to filter water that doesn’t taste right or has a cloudy appearance.
Assessing The Damage
Sometimes wells are just older and need a bit of help to get working properly again. Older wells are more likely to have unstable walls or cracks or holes in a pipe that can lead to bacteria intrusion. A change in the flow of groundwater or seismic activity can increase the problems
When you are having water issues, it is usually best to call a professional that can get your water running clean as quickly as possible. Being without water for any longer than necessary is a huge inconvenience in the life of anyone. Brotcke can send a repair team out to you right away so you can get back to your life.