We’re winding down to the last few weeks of summer. And with the wave goodbye of one season, we are ready to say hello to the next! But, is your well prepared for autumn, which is coming up fast? Now is the time to prep your well so that you’re not left without water during the change of seasons— there are a few things you can do to make this transition as easy as possible for yourself and your family.
First Things First: Contact Professionals
The first thing you should do is have an experienced professional come out and inspect your pump, tank, pressure tanks, lines, and other equipment on-site before making any changes or repairs. They will let you know which areas need focusing on so your system will last the whole fall season.
Change Your Well Pump
Changing your pump in the fall will help prevent freezing and other problems during the winter months. If your pump needs repair, make sure you have the professionals assist you— don’t wait until it’s too late! They will know whether or not this is required.
Make Changes Where Needed
First, ask the professionals if it’s necessary to change out any filters, cartridges, or other equipment that minerals might have contaminated from hot water during summer use. Technicians can also make sure there are no air bubbles in your well casing, which could cause freezing issues with pipes as temperatures drop.
Know When Your Well Needs to be Winterized
These underground water systems are often threatened with freezing issues and pipe breaking, so make sure you know when temperatures are about to drop very low. Usually, around mid-November is when your well will need to be winterized by professionals.
Get in Touch With Us For All Your Seasonal Well Needs
Often, it’s best to leave the complicated steps to professionals. Easterday-Wilson has the knowledge and experience to help you plan for fall and to take a look at your well system before trouble hits. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.