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Health and Related Benefits of a Residential Water Well

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In generations past, only certain people could realistically utilize a water well for regular water needs — typically those in remote or rural areas, for the most part. Available technology has changed this somewhat in recent years, however, opening up water wells to many more people — and also allowing a greater number of folks to learn about the benefits of owning such a system for your home. 

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re happy to offer Utah’s best water well drilling, installation and maintenance services. We’ve blown the minds of many a prospective client simply by running through all the major benefits that come with a water well, plus how easy they are to attain given the low cost involved. Whether we’re talking about health-related areas or several others, here are some of the major benefits well owners find from utilizing this sort of system.

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Taste Considerations

One area that speaks to both health and comfort is the taste of your water. If you live in an area with municipally-treated water, chances are good that you don’t love the way it tastes — and that’s perfectly understandable. The chemicals used to cleanse tap water can often give it an off taste, but this is completely negated with a residential water well.

With a well, you’re getting water that’s naturally filtered through the ground rather than receiving added chemicals. This not only results in better taste for you and your family but also gives you complete peace of mind about what you’re putting into your body.

Health Concerns

In addition to the taste, there are actual health concerns that come with treated municipal water. According to a 2009 report from the National Resources Defense Council, over 90 different pollutants were found in U.S. tap water — and many of them have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues and other major health concerns.

Clearly, this isn’t something you want your family to be dealing with on a regular basis. A private water well eliminates these worries and concerns, giving you crisp, clean water that you can trust.

Cost Efficiency

Some people assume that installing a water well will greatly increase their monthly water bill, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many people see their bills drop considerably after making the switch — sometimes by as much as 50 percent.

This is due to a few different factors, chief among them being that you’re no longer paying for treated municipal water. Beyond that, well water tends to be much softer than municipal water, meaning you’ll use less soap, shampoo and other cleansing products over time. This ends up saving you a good deal of money as well.

Environmental Impact

For those who care about conserving resources and protecting the environment, a water well is definitely the way to go. Groundwater accounts for less than 1 percent of the world’s available water supply, so it’s important that we do everything we can to protect it.

By utilizing a water well, you’re not only drawing from this smaller resource but also cutting back on the amount of energy required to transport water to your home. This has a direct, positive impact on the environment — and it’s something you can feel good about as a homeowner.

Independent Water Sourcing

When you own a water well, you’re not relying on anyone else for your water needs — and that includes municipal water treatment plants. This can come in handy during times of drought, natural disasters or even simple maintenance issues at the local level.

No matter what might happen, you’ll always have a clean supply of water on hand when you need it most.

Improved Water Pressure

When thinking about the quality of your water in general, one area that’s sometimes glossed over is water pressure. If you live in an area with treated municipal water, chances are good that your water pressure isn’t all it could be — especially if you’re on a shared system.

This can make things like showering and doing laundry quite difficult, but it’s not something you have to worry about when you own a private well. In fact, water pressure is often increased after making the switch, further enhancing your quality of life in the process.

Increasing Property Value

Finally, you may not have realized just how valuable a private water well can be from a financial standpoint. If you ever decide to sell your property, having a well in place will almost certainly increase the resale value.

This is due to the many benefits we’ve already discussed, as potential buyers will see all of the same positives that you currently enjoy. Not only does this make owning a water well a wise investment, but it’s also something that could pay off down the road.

As you can see, there are many reasons to consider owning a private water well — and very few downsides to doing so. If you’re looking for a way to improve your quality of life and make your home more valuable in the process, a water well is definitely worth considering.

For more on this entire realm and why it’s one that more and more people are entering, or to learn about any of our water well drilling, installation, rehabilitation or maintenance services, contact the pros at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC at your nearest convenience to speak to one of our specialists.