We all like to have control over things in our lives. Whether it’s control over the thermostat temperature, control of our schedules, or control over our water, we like to feel like we’re in charge. Water is one of the most important things for human life, so it’s no wonder we’re concerned about our water.
Perhaps you don’t like not knowing what’s in the city’s water supply, perhaps you want to cut down your yearly water cost, or perhaps you don’t like being reliant on your city’s supply. But that leads us to the question, “what other option is there?”. The answer, simply, is wells. However, they aren’t an option for everyone. So, who is a well pump system best for?
Someone who lives in a Rural or Suburban Area
Although it isn’t illegal (in most states and cities) we wouldn’t say it’s advisable to install a well water system in your city home. This is because, in general, cities are more polluted and have risks of more contaminants entering your well from the ground. Depending on your city, it may work out, but it’s a lofty endeavor. In rural country areas or suburban areas wells are much more practical and, in some places, even necessary.
Someone who is Reliable
The biggest factor in owning a well is your ability to remember things and care for your well water. You’ll need to remember to schedule your water for testing and maintain your water to prevent contaminants from finding their way to your faucet. Contamination is one of the biggest risks with well water. We advise using a water filter of some kind on your water to ensure its safety. And then, even that water filter is gonna need some maintenance.
Someone who is Handy
Going along with reliability it’s extremely important to be handy when owning a well. Or at the very least, be able to read instructions, and be able to dial the number of a local plumber or well specialist in times of emergency. However, caring for your well water system yourself is only going to save you money in the long term. If a part breaks it’s easier and faster for you to be able to fix it right then and there as opposed to waiting around for someone else to come get it done for you.
Well water systems can be an amazing money saving solution that gives you cleaner and fresher tasting water than that of city water. However, if you’re not up for the job, or capable of caring for your well, things can turn wrong very fast. Improper care of your well can lead to serious injury for those within your house unwittingly using contaminated water. Being the right person for the job is essential to your family and your wells’ health.
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!