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3 Winter Well Safety Tips February 8, 2019

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3 Winter Well Safety Tips, Shell Lake, Wisconsin

When winter arrives, you want to be confident you’ll continue enjoying fresh, clean water from your well. Freezing temperatures can interrupt well functionality and even causes damage. As well, other seasonal elements can cause trouble. Below, you’ll find a few maintenance tips you can use alongside a well inspection to keep your well running efficiently no matter the weather.

How to Protect Your Well This Winter

1. Insulate Pipes

well inspection When water freezes in pipes, it will expand and can cause them to burst. This may lead to serious issues on your property, such as well interruption and water damage. To prevent this, insulate your well pipes with plumbing sleeves, especially those directly exposed to air. These will ensure your pipes are warm and that you won’t face costly well repairs.

2. Watch Out for Contaminants

Anti-freeze, deicers, snow salt, and other seasonal chemicals and products can all pose a contamination threat to your well. Make sure they’re stored far from your well and always keep the system covered when they’re used. Some of these contaminants are potentially toxic and could lead to serious health complications.

3. Schedule a Well Inspection

To be confident your well is running properly and is ready for winter, schedule a well inspection from a certified local service. They can look over every aspect to ensure nothing is at risk of breaking down. They’ll also perform any well rehabilitation that’s needed. This is a great time to ask further questions about well care so you can be confident you’re protecting the system throughout the season.


Ready to schedule a well inspection? Turn to DMD Drilling Co Inc. They’ve served Shell Lake, WI, since 1995 and offer comprehensive well services, including repairs and well drilling. Owner David Beecroft is committed to providing his clients with lasting results and can also assist with geothermal home heating and general excavating—all of which you can learn more about on their website. Call (715) 653-4202 to schedule an inspection and connect on Facebook for news and updates.

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