As we all know by now, well use works best when the well is constantly maintained and looked after. However, there’s many situations that would cause a well to fall under disrepair. Perhaps you’re about to buy a house (and if you are right now- good luck!) and you were told there’s a well on the property. Perhaps you’ve been living in your house for some time and were surprised to find an abandoned well on your estate. Or maybe, you’re the current owner of a well that fell into hard times and couldn’t look after it for some time. No matter the reason, many people look at that old well and wonder, “Now what?”. Well, it’s time for the well rehabilitation.
Trust the Experts
Now, of course, depending on the situation you’re in now, what you do to rehabilitate your well will differ slightly- especially depending on the age and the time of unuse of the well. Wells only last 30-50 years, so if it’s older than that, or approaching that age, the well may even be unusable. The best thing to do to start, no matter what angle you’re coming from, is to get a general well inspection by a pro to help determine what exactly you have to do. So, it’s best to follow the advice of your well expert. However, we can give you a general idea of what’s to come on your well rehabilitation journey.
Your water is, of course, going to need to be tested. We suggest testing for anything and everything since the well has been sitting for (probably) quite some time. From there though you can figure out what your water needs to be treated and can start to consider what kind of treatment and filtration systems you’d like to use with your well.
In addition to the water, your waters flow and quantity will need to be tested. This is something fairly simple that you can do yourself if you want. Wells hold ~about~ 1.5 gallons of water per foot, so if you can find the size of the well some simple math can get you to the amount of water that your well holds. Flow rate simple means how many gallons of water can flow from your well per minute. Best case scenario is somewhere between 6-12 gallons per minute; however, 3-5 gallons works just fine.
Your well is also most likely going to need a good cleaning. This can be done yourself, however with something so important, it may be better to trust it to the pros. Your well can be cleaned up physically or chemically, to make sure everything is fresh for your water supply.
Finding a well on your property can be an incredibly exciting experience that has the potential to change your life for the better. When it comes to your water supply, it’s always best to trust the experts in the field, and be sure that your well and your water is as fresh and clean as possible!
Well Rehabilitation Experts
At Faulstick Plumbing, we specialize in installs, repairs, and inspections for all of your well, water, and plumbing needs. Our family-owned and operated business has built a reputation as the best-doing things the right way with the customer in mind, every time. Give us a call at 570-992-0447 to discuss your needs today!