Call us now to set up an inspection. We are experienced, state licensed, and participate in a state continued education program in well drilling and pump installation. We use cable tool drilling rigs on all of our water well drilling projects. Our experience and knowledge of the area allows us to offer reliable and quality service quickly, now and for years to come. We are experienced in sand and gravel, water wells, shallow wells, as well as setting well screens to bring in a strong shallow well.
Well Pump Installation
Your submersible pump is the part of the system that provides water pressure to your house. Having a properly sized pump is important to have constant and adequate water flow throughout your home. Residential pump sizes can vary in h.p. ratings from 1/2 h.p to 5 h.p. with the discharge ratings varying from 5 gpm to more than 50 gpm. This is crucial to ensure longevity from your pump system.
We service all makes, models and sizes. Replacement pumps are of the highest quality made by Sta-Rite, Grundfos, Red Jacket. All pumps we sell are backed by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.
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Well Cleaning & Disinfection
Removal of pumping equipment from the well. State approved chemicals are introduced into the well along with high pressure air. This method is the most effective in removing buildup of irons, bacteria, and other incrustations from the bottom of the well.
- The pressure tank is evaluated
- Pump capacity is checked
- Water pressure is noted
- Prior to collecting water samples, the collection point is thoroughly cleaned
- Water samples are collected and taken to accredited laboratories
- Ohm & Amp grounding conditions check
An “abandoned well” is a water well, or borehole, that is no longer in use, unable to produce useable water, or unable to be used because of poor maintenance or significant wear and tear. Wells are “temporarily abandoned” if they remain unused for a minimum of 365 days, or “permanently abandoned” if use is interrupted for more than three years.
Water Testing & Sampling
We offer Coliform bacteria, E. Coli Bacteria, Nitrate and Nitrite water sampling as part of our well inspection. Lead sampling is also available for an additional charge. If you have a new or old home, drain field, drain bed, trench, drywell or seepage pit, Well Doctor performs the most thorough inspection available.
The pressure tank in your home is the unit that stores water under pressure allowing the pump proper run time for cooling purposes. A failed pressure tank is the main cause of a well pump failing prematurely. We install the highest quality Well-X-Trol professional series tanks which offer an industry leading 7 year warranty, at an extremely competitive price point.
Water line installation is the process by which a trench is dug from a well to a building to allow the water to flow. Most water line material is a poly plastic. Copper water line would be the premium material. Copper would be the longest lasting and is less likely to leak from punctures or breaks caused by shifting soils. Most water lines are installed at least 42″ below grade which, in most cases, will protect from freezing. Circumstance may dictate the water line to be installed at a deeper depth. Water line for a typical residence would be 1″ but as homes get larger and water usage is greater, larger and larger water lines are being installed. Most waterline material is available in sizes from 1″ to 2″.
Yard hydrants, approved by the local health department, can be installed on the water line from the well to the building. These hydrants allow for full flow of water usage and water comes directly from the well. Yard hydrants are also known as frostless hydrants due to the fact that the valve that opens to allow water to flow is buried at the water line depth.They can be used during any season without maintenance.
Successful Removal of iron bacteria involves 3 main phases:
- The breakup and removal of the bacterial build up and conjoining insoluble particles
- cleaning the well screen, if one has been installed
- pump and neighboring well spring area to lower the remaining bacteria.
It is almost impossible to completely remove all bacteria. The bacterial populations will increase with time and either additional remediation events will be necessary or regularly scheduled maintenance disinfection’s will be required. The two most common methods to remediate iron bacteria is through the use of acids and oxidizers.
Well Chlorination is needed when either iron bacteria and/or mineral buildup has occurred. Chemicals are introduced to the well to reduce odor and mineral buildup. The effect is minimal and short term. Well Chlorination is not a permanent solution and the source of the problem will resurface.