What Goes Into A Water Well Inspection?
The water you drink is of the utmost importance to health and well-being of your family or business associates and clients. Whenever you are considering purchasing property, it is recommended that you test the water well to make sure the equipment is in good working order and that the water does not have any pathogens or contaminants.
Older wells may have been clean and fine when they were first drilled but over time, it is possible that casings and pipes could have cracked and allowed contaminants into the water supply. Periodic testing is recommended for every well owner. Here are the steps and checkpoints that are addressed during a typical well inspection.
Water Well Inspection
Your water will be tested for heavy metals, pollution, bacteria, and possibly, even more, items if you desire. This is essential for safety and long term health.
Your well casing is imperative because it goes the entire depth of your well and allows water to be brought to the surface. Cracked and damaged casing offers increased potential for leaks and other issues. Replacing cracked casings must be done by a well professional.
Not all pumps are created equally. As a pump becomes older, it can stop working as well or fail altogether. Newer and modern pumps are made with higher quality materials than those made years ago. The more a pump is used, the faster it wears out. At the same time if an underpowered pump has been installed, then it may wear out faster because of the strain put on it.
Gallons Per Minute Test
Wells are often rated on a gallons per minute basis. This rating can give you a good idea of the maximum volume of water you can sustainably use. Pressure can be artificially increased using a pressure tank, so you have a robust and steady stream in your home.
Finding Help For Your Well
Brotcke Well and Pump offers customized well rehabilitation in Kentucky, Missouri, and other areas of the Midwest. Contact us at any time with your well questions and concerns. Rehabilitating a well is often a much more affordable option than drilling another. We can save you time and money by making sure the existing well is operating like it was when first drilled. Safe water is a necessity, not a luxury. Let us help you have clean and great tasting water.