Well water is a healthy alternative to bottled water, municipality provided water and even filtered water, and homeowners throughout Warrenton, VA are realizing the benefits. When a well is managed appropriately and monitored for cleanliness and safety, the fresh taste of well water is unmatched. Coupled with the vital nutrients and minerals found naturally in well water, and some may wonder why they never considered the benefits of well water before. Using these tips, your Northern Virginia well is likely to retain its freshness and tastiness.
- Visually inspect the exposed areas of your well often. Make sure you do not find any damage to the well casing or well cap, and if you do, contact the professionals quickly. Inspect the pipe, pressure tank and wiring for signs of leaks or corrosion. Your well should be inspected annually to ensure the water is not contaminated and mechanical problems are not present.
- Never use harmful products near the well. Fertilizers, pesticides, paint, motor oil and gas all present contamination risks for your drinking water. Storing or mixing of these items should always be completed a safe distance from your water well.
- Look around your well for signs of collapsing soil. When the area around the well begins to slump, it can be indicative of other problems. When slumping does happen, fill the area with compacted clay soil to prevent further collapse. Make sure the ground slopes away from the well to prevent further water erosion.
- Backflow devices prevent contaminated water from entering the water supply and eventually making their way into your drinking water through your faucet. Inspect the area and if you suspect problems with the backflow devices in your well, contact the professionals immediately.
For more information on keeping your well clean and worry-free, contact the well professionals at SES today.