We all do not want to think about it but winter is right around the corner! To avoid being without water during the cold months, here are a couple items to think about:
1. How Old is Your Water Pump? The average life for a pump is 12-15 years. If your pump is older than that, replaceing it on your time instead of waiting till it quits could save some aggrevation.
2. When did You last Disinfect Your Water Well? It is reccomended to Chlorinate/ disinfect your water well and water system once every 4-6 months. It is also a good idea to have your water tested once a year.
3. When was Your Water Well Last Cleaned out? Cleaning your well once every 7-10 years can help keep the aquifer clean, remove any sediment that has built up and may improve production of your well.
4. Is the Air Pressure in Your Pressure Tank Correct? To check the air pressure in your pressure tank, drain the tank so no pressure/ water is in the tank, check the air pressure from the snifter valve on the tank. The Air pressure should be 2-5 psi below the cut-in pressure of your switch; i.e. for a 30-50 switch, the tank should have 26-28 psi air pressure when the tank is empty. A tank that has inadequate air pressure or that is waterlogged, can cause the pump to fail prematurely. If your tank is low on air/ water logged, you will notice a drastic change in pressure while running the water. This is from the pump kicking on and off rapidly.
Having a Registered Private Water Systems Contractor inspect your system is the best preventative maintenace you can perform. We are registered, bonded and insured with the state of Ohio to help with all of your water well needs! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Servicing water wells in Northeastern Ohio for four generations, Blazek Pump And Well Co offers a full range of services to meet your needs. Find out how we can help you today! With significant experience in the industry, our highly-skilled, knowledgeable employees will go above and beyond to complete your needs.