Monthly Archives: February 2019

Water Well Contractor or Plumber – Which One Should You Call?

People often contact water well contractors when they have any type of issue with their home supply or the equipment that works to provide water for the household. And, in many cases, calling a well service company is the right course of action.

However, some problems require the expertise of a plumber rather than a professional well contractor. If you’re not sure who to call, the following guide may help. Or, simply ask the Z-Team contractors at Mike Zimmerman Well Service – we’ll point you in the right direction.

When to call a water well contractor

When to Call a Water Well Contractor

Water well professionals generally deal with equipment outside of the home – not the in-house plumbing.

You should contact a well service company if you need:

  • Well water testing and treatment
  • Water pump repair or replacement
  • Well casing leak repair
  • Broken pressure tank repair
  • Sanitary well cap installation
  • Storage reservoir installation
  • Well rehabilitation
  • Well water softening
  • Well winterization

A professional well contractor is also the right expert to call for routine maintenance and annual inspections – both of which can minimize the chances of future repair problems.

When to Call a Plumber Instead

Plumbers specialize in repairing equipment located inside the home. This includes problems with pipes, fixtures, sinks, drains, toilets, bathtubs and water heaters. In addition, plumbers often handle sewer and water supply line issues, fixture installations and repairs for water-using appliances.

As you might have noticed, the list above does not include working with water wells. While some plumbers may be familiar with well components, this isn’t the norm. So, if your issue involves your private well in any way, contacting a plumber simply doesn’t make sense.

What if You’re Not Sure Where the Problem Lies?

You’re not a plumber or water well contractor – and often, knowing the cause of a problem takes the expertise of one of these professionals. So, who should you contact if you really don’t know what type of issue you’re dealing with?

We recommend calling a reputable local well service company. Most offer general advice over the phone, and if your problem is better suited to a plumber, they’ll let you know.

If you suspect you have a water well problem and you live in Utah or Wyoming, turn to the Z-Team professionals at Mike Zimmerman Well Service, LLC.

With over 30 years of experience successfully addressing water well problems, the Z-Team can diagnose your issue and provide an effective fix for an affordable price. You’ll be in good hands with Mike Zimmerman Well Service – we’re known for both our exceptional workmanship and our commitment to stellar customer service.

To talk to the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at Mike Zimmerman Well Service, or to schedule a free repair consultation with an expert water well contractor, contact our Salt Lake City, Utah, office today.

How to Prepare for Water Well Drilling

Preparing your property for the water well drilling process helps to ensure that the project goes off without a hitch. Plus, making sure that the site is ready might even reduce your overall costs, as the drilling team will have less advance work to complete.

So, how do you prepare for a water well to be drilled? Below, we explain the three steps you can take to expedite the process and make it easier for the well service contractors to quickly complete your drilling project.

Preparing to have a water well drilled

Clear Vegetation from the Well Drilling Site

When you meet for a professional consultation, your well service contractor will survey your property and identify a suitable spot for a water well. If that site contains a great deal of vegetation, the drilling process will take longer – and that could result in higher costs.

To ensure that the drilling work can be completed quickly, clear trees, bushes and plant life from the area ahead of time. However, don’t be too enthusiastic in your efforts, or you could damage the environment. If you’re not sure which vegetation to remove, ask your professional contractor.

Make Sure the Well Drilling Site Is Accessible

Sometimes, the site for a water well is rather remote – and this can be problematic for contractor trucks and heavy-duty drilling equipment.

For optimal function, well drills need a firm, flat surface. If the land isn’t already relatively level at the site, you may need to even it out yourself. In addition, if there are no access roads leading to the drilling site, your well service contractor might have to construct one – or you can handle the task to make the project easier to complete.

Create a Debris Disposal Area

The water well drilling process results in a great deal of excess rock, dirt and debris – and you probably don’t want the unsightly mess piled up somewhere on your property.

Before the well service contractors begin their work, make sure they have a spot to dispose of all of the debris. Most people opt to dig a pit to contain the debris, as that’s the simplest solution. But, since the project debris may include material waste, you may also want to consider renting a dumpster.

Do you have questions about how to prepare for the water well drilling process? For expert answers and practical advice, turn to an experienced contractor – like the Z-Team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC.

After more than 30 years of drilling new water wells throughout Utah and Wyoming, Mike Zimmerman Well Service has the skill, knowledge and expertise to make sure every project goes smoothly – and the Z-Team always strives to provide top-notch workmanship and stellar customer care.

To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation water well drilling consultation with the Z-Team contractors, contact Mike Zimmerman Well Service in Salt Lake City, Utah, today.