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Qualities to Look for in a Utah Water Well Drilling Company

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repairing wells throughout Utah and Wyoming.
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For any service you’re considering spending money on for your property through a third party, it’s vital to do your research and find a quality contractor for your needs. The realm of water well drilling and installation is no exception — not all water well drilling and installation companies and professionals are created equal, and finding a reputable, quality option is of paramount importance. 

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re proud to offer Utah’s best water well drilling, installation and other services. We fully expect our prospective clients to compare our products and services to other similar companies in the area — and we’re supremely confident that our reputation, programs and pricing structures will stand out to you and reveal us as your best option when you’re doing this. What are some of the top qualities you should be looking for when searching for a water well drilling and installation company? Here are several.

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Written Contract

As you’re looking into your options for a well drilling company, one of the first questions you should be asking is whether they offer a written contract for their services. This contract should contain important details such as what the job entails, how long it’s expected to take, pricing and other associated costs, what happens if there are delays or other problems and more.

A well drilling contractor who doesn’t offer a written contract likely either isn’t confident in their ability to complete the job as described or they’re hoping to leave room for interpretation and unexpected upcharges later on. In either case, that’s not a contractor you want to do business with.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we always provide our clients with a written contract outlining all aspects of the job before any work begins. We want you to know exactly what to expect from us and feel confident that we’ll deliver on our promises.

Accreditation and Licensure

Another vital quality to look for in your water well drilling and installation contractor is proper accreditation and licensure. In Utah, all water well drilling contractors must be licensed by the state.

In addition to state licensure, you should also make sure your contractor is properly insured. This protects you in case of any accidents or damage that might occur during the job.

Finally, look for contractors who have been accredited by organizations such as the National Ground Water Association and the Better Business Bureau. These accreditations show that the contractor has undergone a rigorous review process and meets all the standards set by these well-respected organizations.

Expertise in Surrounding Environment

As water well drilling requires a deep understanding of geology and the surrounding environment, you want to make sure that your contractor has extensive experience drilling wells in the specific area where your property is located. Different types of soil and rock formations require different approaches, and a contractor who doesn’t understand the local conditions could cause serious problems for your well.

Experience and Reputation

Once you’ve confirmed that a potential well drilling partner is at least qualified on paper, it’s time to start looking into their experience and reputation. How long has the company been in business? Do they have experience with projects like yours? Can they provide you with references from past clients? A well drilling contractor with a long history in the industry and a strong reputation is likely to provide you with better service and results than a newer, less-established contractor.

One great area to look into here is online reviews, which can give you an idea of what past clients have thought of a contractor’s work. Just be sure to take these reviews with a grain of salt — some companies will go so far as to create fake reviews to try and boost their reputation. The best way to get an accurate picture is to look at reviews from multiple sites.


Naturally, costs are an important part of this conversation — but it’s vital not to just automatically take the lowest bid you receive. In many cases, the old adage “you get what you pay for” is true, and going with a less expensive contractor could end up costing you more in the long run if they cut corners or do a subpar job.

Instead of just looking at raw numbers, take the time to compare pricing between different contractors based on the services they’re offering and the value they provide. This will give you a better idea of who is actually offering the best deal.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients affordable well drilling and installation services without compromising on quality or customer service. We’ll work with you to find a solution that meets your needs and budget.

Maintenance and Upkeep Services

As any well owner can tell you, the story doesn’t simply end when your well has been installed. Wells require regular maintenance to ensure that they’re functioning properly and producing clean, safe water.

When you’re looking for a water well drilling contractor, be sure to ask about the maintenance and upkeep services they offer. A quality contractor will have a team of experienced professionals who can handle any issue that might come up with your well, from simple annual maintenance to more complex repairs.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we offer a wide range of well maintenance and upkeep services to our clients, including annual water testing, pump replacement and repair, and more. We’re here to help you keep your well running smoothly for years to come.

For more on how to evaluate your well drilling options, or to learn about any of our well services for Utah clients, contact our professional team today.