There are many different things that can affect water quality, and if you are on a well, you may need to do some maintenance to ensure your home has clean water. This may include regular repairs and servicing of well equipment, as well as other improvements, such as the installation of purification and softener systems. If you want to ensure your home always has the cleanest water possible, here are some things you can do:
1. Problems With Old Well Equipment Failing
Old wells can eventually fail and need repairs due to old, outdated equipment. This may include having the casing restored or replacing a well pump. Sometimes, the problem may just be wiring that can be damaged in the well casing from years of the pump turning on and off, which can wear wires that are not well-secured to the pipe in the well.
2. Plumbing Racket That Comes From The Well Pump System
When you turn on a faucet, and there is a lot of racket and thumping, this may be a sign that there is a problem with the pressure tank and baffle. This is a system that keeps pressure on your lines by using a baffle-valve, which can eventually wear out and needs to be replaced. The problem may be a lot less serious than it sounds like.
3. Hard Water Causing Problems With Mechanicals And Appliances
Hard water can be another problem that you may have with your well. This is usually due to a high mineral content in the ground water supply. It is something that occurs naturally and can usually be fixed with the addition of a water softening system. Sometimes, mining can contribute to the problem, which may need more than a simple softener system.
4. Discolored And Bad Tasting Water That Can Be Fixed With Filtration
Discolored water can sometimes be due to a problem with the well casing or it can be caused by other problems, such as contamination. Many mining and drilling processes can directly affect ground water supplies. Sometimes, problems can be corrected with a purification system, but you may want to seek advice from an environmental law attorney if your well water has been affected by drilling or mining operations.
These are some things you can do if you want to ensure that you home always has clean, pure water. A water well service can help you with more than just the repairs and maintenance to your well. If the problems are due to contamination and cannot be resolved by a well service, contact an environmental law attorney, such as those at Moore Smith Buxton & Turcke-Chartered, to get help with your problem.