Commercial wells provide your business with a reliable source of water for various operations. However, as the years pass, your wells deteriorate. Knowing when to drill a new well can save you from unexpected disruptions and expensive repairs.
Here are four signs that indicate it might be time to consider drilling new commercial wells:
- Reduced Water Yield – One of the most obvious signs of trouble that commercial wells show is a noticeable reduction in water yield. If your well is pumping air instead of water, it could mean that the water table has dropped below the pump level. This is a serious issue that you should address as soon as possible.
- Sand or Sediment in the Water – If you notice sand or large amounts of sediment in your water, it’s a red flag that the well screen has degraded. Sand can quickly wear out the pump valves and even fill up the bottom of the well, necessitating a new well.
- Low Water Pressure – Low water pressure can signal a failing well pump or a stuck check valve. If you’ve ruled out other causes and the problem persists, it might be time to drill new commercial wells. Sometimes, the issue could be as simple as the pump being placed at the wrong depth, but if adjusting this doesn’t solve the problem, a new well may be the best solution.
- Change in Water Quality – A sudden change in water quality, such as murkiness, a different taste, or even a bad odor, indicates a serious problem. Most likely, surface water has penetrated your well, which is a significant issue that often requires drilling a new well.
If you notice any of these signs, act. Contact us to diagnose the problem. Ignoring warning signs will only cost more money and give you more trouble.