Does Winter Affect Your Well?

When it comes to the cold, we assume that not everything is built to withstand extreme weather conditions. Some people with wells outside might be wondering if the water will freeze and cause issues. However, it’s only electrical and mechanical equipment that is hugely affected by the cold. When it comes to your well, it’s sealed up and prepared to take on whatever winter plans on throwing at it. 

Durable Sealing

Your well is sealed tight, meaning that the cold can hardly penetrate the system during even the worst of storms. The equipment in your well is protected by the well cap and casting, working as insulation against outside weather conditions. Rain or snow, nothing can sneak its way in if your well is sealed tightly and adequately. If you’re unsure about how secure the insulation is, contact a professional to tighten it up before winter weather hits. 

Extra Facts

You don’t need to stress too much this winter season, as there are plenty of other ways your well is prepared to take on the weather. 

  • Lateral pipes lay beneath the “frost line,” meaning the ground does not freeze at that level. 
  • These are the pipes that connect to your home, so as long as they were correctly installed, you won’t have to worry about your water freezing over. 
  • Groundwater going into your well stays around a constant 55 degrees. 
  • No matter the time of year, this remains true for most areas. 

As long as your well is properly sealed and your pipes lay below the “frost line,” winter will not have too great of an effect on your well this year. It can never hurt to have a professional come in and take a look for you, especially if you think you’re having issues or if you feel something wasn’t installed properly in the past. 

If you’re looking for someone you can trust to take a look at your well before winter, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. We treat countless water quality problems and eliminate common water contaminants daily. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.

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