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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us.

1) How do I prevent my well from freezing?

     a) To prevent freezing of pipes or your above-ground water pump, add insulation! For pipes, that may mean foam insulation sleeves while your pump needs to be placed in an insulated enclosure. Because well water is below the frost line, the water itself will never freeze below ground.

2) How do I prevent insects from entering my well?

     a) There are a few preventative measures you can take to keep insects out of your water well. First off, remove all debris—such as woodpiles and vegetation—from around your well casing to eliminate food sources. Next, install an insect-proof well cap and check it often. Lastly, get regular inspections to ensure your well cap is undamaged and in good working order.

3) What causes low water pressure?

     a)    Low water pressure can be caused by many things, and it’s always a good idea to get a professional involved if you notice a change in your water pressure. General causes include:

                                      i)        Worn-out well pump

                                     ii)        Blocked or frozen pipes

                                   iii)        Malfunctioning water pressure tank

4) How often should I get my water tested?

     a) Your water should be tested yearly unless you live in a high-risk area. For those clients, we recommend bi-annual inspections. If you notice a change to your water’s color, taste, or smell, schedule a water test with a professional immediately.