Tips to Protect Your Water Well System

Taking good care of your residential water well system is essential if you want to protect your investment and ensure that your family has a consistent supply of safe, high-quality drinking water.

Fortunately, a properly-constructed well system doesn’t require a great deal of maintenance. To safeguard your water and your private well system investment, follow these simple steps.

Tips to Protect Your Water Well System

Keep a Well System File

Create a water well file, and keep all the construction, repair and maintenance information inside. That way, you’ll have easy access to the information whenever you need it.

Always Work with a Licensed Well Driller

To protect your residential water system investment, have all the work on it completed by a licensed well driller. This includes not only the installation but also any repairs, tests and maintenance tasks.

Schedule an Annual Well Inspection

Make sure your water retains its quality with an annual inspection that includes a water test for bacteria and contaminants. Test again anytime you notice a change in the appearance, taste or odor of the water flowing and also after the system is serviced.

Check the Well Cap Periodically

Your system’s well cap is there to protect your residential water system from becoming contaminated. Take a look at it regularly, checking for cracks, damage or evidence of tampering. If you find any problems with the cap, schedule service with a professional contractor as quickly as possible.

Take Care When Working Near the Well

A damaged water well casing could compromise the sanitation of your residential system. Be careful not to get too close with your lawnmower, and work on household projects in another area of the yard.

Store Hazardous Materials Far Away from Your Well

Hazardous chemicals, like pesticides, fertilizer, motor oil and paint, have no business anywhere near your residential well. Store potential contaminants in another location to keep your groundwater supply safe.

Maintain Your Home Septic System

If your septic system isn’t functioning as it should, you could wind up with contamination. Have yours inspected periodically and keep up with regular maintenance to prevent harmful wastewater bacteria, nitrates and viruses from becoming a problem for your residential well.

Are you thinking about investing in a residential water well system? Or do you need an annual inspection or repair work from a qualified local driller? For expert advice and assistance anywhere in Utah or Wyoming, call on the professional Z-Team contractors at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC.

As a trusted Intermountain West industry leader, our licensed well drillers have been constructing, repairing and maintaining commercial and residential water well systems throughout the region for more than 30 years. We’re committed to providing expert workmanship and exceptional customer care, and Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC is known for competitive pricing.

For a free, no-hassle consultation to discuss your residential water well system, contact the Z-Team contractors at our Salt Lake City office today.