Monthly Archives: September 2019

How Well Water Benefits Human Health Areas

There are several distinct reasons why home and property owners may choose to install water wells for drinking water, from convenience and simplicity to significant potential savings in many situations. It’s important not to forget about another major benefit of well water compared to other municipal sources, however: Basic health.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’ve been providing well drilling, treatment and rehabilitation to clients for over 30 years, learning a lot about well water quality during this time. Well water is free of many of the harsh chemicals present in municipal processes, making it taste better and allowing it to provide several specific health benefits. Let’s look at a few of these you may not have known about.

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Heart Health Factors

Numerous studies have shown the importance of staying hydrated when it comes to heart health, as dehydration thickens the blood. This, in turn, leads to lower blood volume and blood pressure issues, making the heart work harder with every beat. Dehydration is also a common precursor to coronary heart disease.

This makes staying hydrated a vital concern, and this is simpler and easier when your water tastes better and does not contain chemicals. For this reason, well water promotes heart health in ways normal water supplies often cannot.

Weight Loss

Drinking water is also associated with weight loss, but this might not be the case if your water supply is packed with chemicals. For starters, these may make certain areas of weight loss more difficult due to direct chemical interactions. For another, the same theme as above applies: The cleaner and tastier water is, the more likely you are to consume the proper levels during daily life than if you’re dealing with chemical-heavy water.

Brain Function

The human brain is made up of more water than any other individual substance, meaning dehydration negatively impacts brain function in several ways. Proper hydration leads to improved mental alertness and concentration levels, and even more so when it’s pure water in the system and no additional chemicals.

Skin Care

Finally, clean water can play a big role in healthy, smooth skin. Water helps push skin toxins out, helping it remain elastic and limit the signs of aging like wrinkles or lines.

In addition, water helps maintain the skin’s pH levels, limiting acne and other breakouts. If you still have skin that feels dry and parched even when you’re drinking the proper amounts, this could be due to chemicals present in a municipal water supply that wouldn’t be present in a comparable well water system.

For more on how well water benefits several specific areas of human health, or to learn about our well water drilling or water softening services, speak to the pros at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.

Fall Inspection and Maintenance Tips for Water Well Owners

Fall is upon us, and for those who enjoy the numerous benefits of a water well on their property, that means it’s time to consider a few basic areas of maintenance for the well headed into the colder part of the year. Wells and water pumps don’t need much attention to keep working optimally, but it’s important to ensure no components are damaged or working improperly as you transition between major seasons.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we provide a full range of service and repair for water wells, pumps and related components. Whether on your own (if you’re confident you have the skills) or with the help of our well water technicians, here are some basic areas to consider when it comes to fall well upkeep.

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Hard Water Concerns

For property areas that contain hard water supplies, softening this water is important to rid it of minerals like lime, calcium and magnesium. These minerals can grow into large buildups that not only strain several mechanical components, but are also unhealthy for humans in large quantities and make several areas less convenient.

If you live in a hard water area and have not installed softening solutions, the fall is a good time to do so – before winter hits and makes this a bigger hassle. If you already have such a system installed, it’s important to check on it within your overall well and pump system at least twice a year, and the changing seasons are a good opportunity to do so.

Mechanical Elements

Over time, certain mechanical components of a given well may wear down or become damaged by a few potential sources. Defective components can lead to issues ranging from weird sounds to air pockets and even total pump failure in some cases.

The fall is a great time of year to check on whether any such issues have arisen with any part of the well during the summer period. When you hire our team for a simple inspection or repair service, we’ll perform pressure flow and water tank tests to determine these areas are functioning optimally. We’ll also check several specific parts for wear or damage, then give you options for repair or replacement if needed.

Annual Testing

In addition, fall can be the perfect time of year for your annual water testing, which needs to be done to determine water quality and any threats being posed to it. These tests pick up concerns like pest infestations, ground flooding and even deterioration of the well casing that may have taken place over time. They also help identify contamination like E. coli or Giardia, which require prompt treatment to ensure the water is healthy moving forward.

For more on important fall maintenance tips for your water well, or to learn about any of our water well repair or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.