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What You Should Know About Chlorinating Residential Wells June 29, 2018

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What You Should Know About Chlorinating Residential Wells, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

If you plan to reopen an old well or just finished drilling for a new residential water system, you might want to consider chlorination. Doing so will help remove bacterial contamination from the water supply to ensure the liquid is safe for your family to consume. Here’s what you need to know about chlorinating a house well.

What Does It Mean to Chlorinate a Well?

residential water systemsChlorinating a residential water system is a common way to sanitize the investment. Typically, liquid bleach or chlorine is used to disinfect the well interior. Pumping the chemical through the well will remove any traces of mud, biofilm, or additional contaminants that have entered through heavy rain or improper sealing.  

What Steps Are Involved in the Process?

Chlorinating your residential water system can be a complex process, so it’s best to leave the work in professional hands. After opening the well cover, the technician will pour bleach into the opening. A garden hose is then connected to the storage tank to flush out the system. The hose is kept running until the presence of chlorine is detected in the liquid. The well walls are then washed down, and the cover is put back on.  

What Are the Benefits of Chlorinating a House Well?

Chlorinating the house well could improve the condition of the water for household consumption. The properties in chlorine and bleach will remove coliform bacteria, which could be present in the well if sewage enters the system. The treatment will also remove iron and sulfur bacteria that gives well water an unpleasant odor and strange taste.

 

If you need a well inspection to determine whether chlorination is the best treatment for your residential water system, reach out to the professionals at Luisier Drilling in Oconto Falls, WI, for assistance. The family-owned and -operated company has built a stellar reputation throughout the community for their commitment to improving the efficiency and safety of each client’s well. The team will also provide seasonal maintenance tips to extend the life of your investment. To schedule a water system installation or inspection appointment in Oconto County, call (920) 848-5239, or visit them online to learn more about common issues that impact water quality.

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