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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

The knowledge center for well drilling, water treatment & testing, FAQs, tips and know-how.

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have owned a home for years, fixing low water pressure on a water well system can be tricky. Some causes of low water pressure are easy to fix, while others could require a professional well water expert. Regardless of the cause, low water pressure is not something you just have to put up with.

The U.S. Geological Survey is a government agency that collects data related to water sources around the country. A recent USGS study of randomly sampled private bedrock wells concluded that nearly one-fifth of them contain arsenic in concentrations greater than the maximum contamination level allowed for public water supplies. From this data, it can be assumed that approximately 41,000 in Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Strafford Counties have private wells that exceed that level. Private wells are not regulated in the state of New Hampshire and are subsequently seldom tested for arsenic, although it occurs naturally in the area. The State of New Hampshire does recommend individuals test for well water arsenic and other contaminants that affect human health. 

When drilling a new well for your home or business, the depth of the well depends on the geology and underground water levels of the area. Well drilling companies like Skillings and Sons use their expertise, experience, and educated guesswork to determine how deep the well needs to be. Because the depth of the well can affect the price, it’s important to find a company with the skills to give you an accurate estimate before drilling starts.

Shopping for a home water treatment system isn’t something homeowners have to do very often, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wide range of products. How can you tell which one is the best? At Skillings & Sons, we install and repair water treatment systems every day. We know the brands are consistent, high-quality and efficient, and which ones aren’t. Although there are a few quality brands of water treatment systems on the market today, we usually recommend a Water-Right Whole House Filtration System.