Autumn Protection Plans For Well Owners
With leaves changing colors and temperatures dropping, fall brings plenty of beauty to our world. It also often means that we’ll need to prepare our wells for winter soon, which is when they are at their most vulnerable state.
To ensure your well lasts through the cold months ahead, now is the time to invest in inspection and maintenance plans with our Easterday-Wilson team before the snow starts.
Fall-Proof Your Pump
Your pump is an essential part of your well, so it’s vital to ensure it’s protected! Here are a few fall inspection and maintenance tips to keep your pump running smoothly through the cold weather.
- Check power supply: Be sure to unplug your pump before you go on any inspections and check the power source for any damages.
- Inspect fittings: Look for leaks, corrosion, or anything that could lead to an issue in the future. If there is a problem with a fitting, replace it as soon as possible.
- Repair seals: Check all seals at joints to be sure they’re tight and not allowing water from inside the well casing to leak into surrounding soil or groundwater. Inspect well casing for water stains that may indicate a leak near a joint seal. If necessary, use a noncorrosive sealant to repair leaks near the joints of pipe casings; always test in an inconspicuous area first!
Protect From Freezing
It’s important to check the area around your water well for signs of ice or frost to ensure that the ground around it remains unfrozen to avoid any potential problems. If your well is not properly protected from freezing, it can be damaged and even rendered unusable. It’s also a good idea to have a backup water supply on hand in case you lose power during a blizzard or other storm.
Inspect Your Wellhead
One important consideration during the fall months is to check the wellhead. The wellhead is where water enters the ground and is a common cause of water contamination. Survey it for any signs of corrosion or cracks that could lead to leaks, then make any necessary repairs.
Fall is a time for many homeowners to get back into the swing of things after a long, lazy summer. A good way to start your fall off on the right foot is by getting your water well a yearly inspection, which will help ensure that you and your family are safe from potential risks such as system failures and contamination before winter.
Contact Us For The Best in Groundwater Well Maintenance
If you’re looking for someone you can trust to repair, maintain, or test your well to ensure it’s safe, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. Our professional service crews have the knowledge and ability to fix all of your water issues. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.