Winter isn’t always an easy time for homes. It’s a season that tends to cause many issues in a bunch of different areas of your home, including your water supply. With how vulnerable your well water and more can be during this time, it’s important to be aware of the many kinds of problems you could run into. You want safe and clean water throughout your house, correct? Then here are some issues to keep an eye out for.
Winter Water Contamination
It’s very easy for pollutants to accumulate in snowbanks or along the ice throughout winter. Once these melt, dirt, grime, road salt, and more will enter surrounding storm drains and eventually end up in local lakes or streams. With these chemicals entering our waterways and groundwater, it has the potential to end up in your home’s water as well!
Loss of Water
As we get more and more winter weather patterns, you’ll notice an increase in mud and debris accumulating on your property. All of this debris could clog your well pump if it wasn’t properly winterized, which can then affect your water levels. When a pump is too deep in the well, water production may come to a halt — or air can even build up! Ensure a professional comes in to unclog your pump and to level it.
Low Water Pressure
If you are dealing with debris clogging, you could also run into water pressure issues this winter. This will be most noticeable in the water coming out of your faucet or shower, becoming barely a trickle! Your pump may not be exerting enough force; therefore, the water won’t flow through your pipes at a normal rate.
When temperatures really drop, it’s those frozen pipes that are going to cause you a whole bunch of issues. If your pipes are icy, then your well and well pump won’t be able to distribute water to your home. Correctly insulated pipes are the key to combating this!
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 this winter, 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.