Well installation is a high-stakes project. It’s your lifeline to an essential resource. Yet, as a homeowner, you can make critical mistakes that result in expensive repairs, water contamination, and, in some cases, legal trouble. The good news is you can avoid common pitfalls.
- Choosing the Wrong Type of Well – Each well type has its pros and cons, but choosing the wrong type will hurt your wallet. For instance, dug wells are shallow and more susceptible to contamination. Drilled wells, on the other hand, can be deep but require specialized equipment. We can help you understand the differences and choose the best option.
- Ignoring Local Permits and Regulations – Local governments often have specific guidelines for well installation, including how far the well must be from your home and septic system. Ignoring these rules is not an option.
- Poor Site Selection – A location that’s too isolated will hinder access to maintain and repair your well properly. However, installation should stay far away from septic tanks or chemical storage areas. The drainage of the well site is also important.
- Skimping on the Pump- The pump is the heart of your well system. Don’t go cheap on this part. We are happy to assess your well installation project and recommend a durable pump.
- Neglecting Safety Measures – Well installation involves heavy machinery and specialized skills. It’s not a DIY project. Always hire certified professionals who follow safety guidelines and regulations. They should also be insured, in case of accidents.
- Inadequate Maintenance – Once your well is up and running, the work isn’t over. Well installation should be followed by regular maintenance checks to ensure good water quality and the efficient operation of your well.