Spring is considered a transitional season for many areas of a given property in a climate like Utah, and those who operate water wells for any purpose on their property often find these to be great examples of this theme. Spring is a period to assess any minor issues that may have cropped up during the long winter (this one has been especially crazy!), plus often one where well owners consider certain basic projects or upgrades to their wells.
At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re here to help with all your water well needs around the state of Utah, from well drilling and installation to well pump services and much more. Let’s look at some common examples of spring water well projects or upgrades that you might consider for your well, plus how they should be carried out – either on your own or with help from our professionals wherever needed.
Basic Spring Inspection
First and foremost, before you go ahead with any other project or upgrade for your well, it’s important to have a general spring inspection. This basic check should cover all components of the well – from checking the overall pump and system condition, to doing a pressure test if needed.
For those wells in more rural areas, it may also be useful to inspect piping and even do a basic water quality test to make sure the water is safe. This will help you get a clear picture of how your well has fared through winter – and what, if any, quick fixes may be needed before other projects are attempted.
During spring inspections, one particular area of focus should be on the well pump, as it’s likely this is going to require more attention than other areas – especially if you haven’t looked at it or had a professional inspect it in some time. This inspection should also include checking for any clogs that may have developed over winter – and, if needed, replacing the switch or other parts of the pump to get it back up and running.
Depending on the age of your well, a thorough cleaning may be another great spring project to consider. This is especially true for older wells that may have built up rust or sediment over time – both of which can then lead to clogged pumps and other issues.
Whether or not you can manage this task on your own will depend on the condition of the well – as older wells may require a certain level of professional expertise to get them back up and running. Once completed, however, this can go a long way towards restoring your well’s functionality and efficiency over time.
Running Basic Water Tests
Over the course of the winter, there may not have been many opportunities to check the quality of the water from your well. As such, running some basic tests like a bacteria test or other parameters may be a great project for spring.
It’s important to note that if any issue is discovered in these tests, further action will likely be needed – such as additional cleaning or filtration – but simply doing them can be a great way to stay ahead of any potential issues.
Adding or Upgrading Well Coverings
Another great project for spring is adding or upgrading any well coverings that you may have. This can be anything from a simple wooden board to a more elaborate metal cover – and both are important for keeping debris, animals, and other contaminants out of the well itself.
When selecting the best type of covering for your well, consider both aesthetics (as many covers now come in a variety of colors and designs) as well as materials – looking for something that can withstand the elements and protect your well over time.
Down related lines, well insulation can also be an important spring project to consider. Insulation can help keep your well – and the pump in particular – warm during winter, while helping to protect against any potential freezing issues that may occur.
In addition, insulation can also help make sure your well is running efficiently all year round – reducing energy costs and making it easier to maintain your well over time.
Finally, for those looking to make some more major upgrades to their well, a pump upgrade may be the best option. This can help ensure that your pump is running efficiently and effectively – meaning less energy usage and better overall performance over time.
When selecting the best type of pump for your well, consider both horsepower as well as features like pressure switches, regulators, and other parts that can help customize the pump to your specific needs.
Ultimately, spring is a great time to inspect and assess your well – as well as consider any minor or major projects that you may want to tackle. From replacing pumps to adding covers, there are plenty of options available – each of which can help ensure the long-term health and efficiency of your well.
At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we specialize in providing professional advice, repair, and installation for all types of wells across Utah. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the best out of your well this spring!