From decreased pumping rates to increased mineral deposits, there are a variety of problems that may occur with your well. To maintain a steady supply of clean water to the home, you should recognize the signs for well rehabilitation services. Here are a few common issues to look out for.
When Do You Need Well Rehabilitation?
1. Low Production
To calculate the well’s production levels, divide the gallons per minute by water depth during pumping. If you notice a drop in production by more than about 25%, you’ll need well rehabilitation services to avoid spikes in operational expenses. Others ways to tell when the well is under-producing are low water levels, slow pumping, and changes in depth. When the contractor rehabilitates the well, they will clean and inject pressurized water into it to boost production.
2. Incrustations & Bio-Fouling
You might observe biological and chemical incrustations on the well’s openings, screens, or rock fractures. These are usually the result of calcium and salt deposits, manganese compounds, or bacteria buildups. They prevent the healthy flow of water through the well system and may cause expensive or irreparable damages. Well rehabilitation will dissolve these chemical and biological incrustations to restore the flow of water.
3. Corrosion & Erosion
It is also possible that your well’s metal parts and enclosure may rust and deteriorate over time. One serious danger this presents is the potential for the entire system to implode or collapse. Corrosion can also compromise the quality of your water supply, making it unsafe for drinking, washing, and cleaning. Well rehabilitation for these issues typically involves replacing certain parts, such as screens and casings, with rust-resistant steel products.
The next time your water well needs repairs or servicing, DMB Drilling Co Inc will make sure it stays clean and functional. They provide well rehabilitation, geothermal drilling, excavating, inspections, and other services to customers throughout Shell Lake, WI. Call (715) 653-4202 to make an appointment for water well maintenance or repairs, and visit them online for more information about their services.