5 Tips for Home Well Maintenance in North Carolina

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If you’re a homeowner who relies on a personal well to get your water, it’s especially important to get well maintenance for your North Carolina home. Unlike public water systems, keeping your water clean is all on you. You won’t have a water treatment plant cleaning your water before it gets to your house. You might think you’ll be doing the maintenance yourself. However, proper well maintenance is best left to professional companies like Streamline Services. Still, there are a few things you can do to ensure your well works its best.

Here are five tips to optimize your home’s well maintenance in your North Carolina home:

 

Keep records

Keeping track of your well maintenance makes it much easier to keep track of its health. Create a log of when your well has gotten maintenance and who did it. You’ll want to track a variety of factors and notes. Some of these include what equipment was replaced or repaired, bills and invoices, the age and health of the well, and reports on tests done on the well. Keeping all of this information organized can make it much easier to stay on the ball with your well.

 

Make a schedule

Fortunately for homeowners, wells are very reliable ways to get water for their homes. However, they only stay reliable if their owners get them regular maintenance. Creating a schedule can help you remember when to work on your well or call for professional maintenance. Whatever method works best for you, use it to keep track of your well’s maintenance for your North Carolina home.

 

Clean before you test

While it’s important to get your water tested annually, you also want to make sure your well is clean before you do so. Not only can a dirty well make clean water seem dirty, but it can also be a breeding ground for various bacteria. If your home’s water is cloudy, flows slowly, or looks/tastes/smells odd, call us to take a look at your well.

 

Look for old wells

If you live somewhere where people often use wells, your well might be near an abandoned well that wasn’t properly sealed. Not only do abandoned wells provide a direct pathway for contaminants to get to the aquifer, but some can pose a danger to those who fall in. If you find an abandoned well, call us as soon as you can to get someone to properly seal it. Some ways to tell where they are include pipes sticking out of the ground, concrete vaults or pits, and small, out-of-use buildings and windmills.

 

Get annual testing

No matter how your well’s installation went, things can always go wrong. That’s why you should always have professionals come by at least once a year to check on your well. However, you should also get it inspected in certain other situations. Some of these include agricultural incidents and floods, moving to a new home with a well on-site, and if you lose your records and can’t remember when you had the well last inspected.

 

What makes Streamline Services my best choice for servicing my well?

Here at Streamline, we strive to bring you happiness for you and your home. we offer emergency services to the city of Raleigh, Wake County, Durham County, and Orange County. You can find us working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days out of the year. We’ll show up on Christmas before the kids wake up to open the presents, and are readily available to answer calls out of our usual service hours of 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Our core values are simple yet impact the way we go about our day – Honesty, dependable service, respect, open-mindedness, loyalty, positive attitude, and a positive environment. When we answer the phone every day we first ask how can we make you smile. That is because we know what you are going through can be inconvenient at times, so we want to understand your problems, give you options, and help you make the right decisions for your home. Call us today to learn more about our well maintenance services!