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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

Sometimes, after you’ve been living in your home for a while, your well may begin to produce less water, or even fail to produce at all. While it’s a concern, it is not always necessary to abandon the well and install a new one. A professional contractor can often perform well rehabilitation to restore the water flow to provide more than enough safe water for the needs of the household.

Low water pressure is a common problem for homeowners with a well, but it’s not a problem they have to put up with. There are many reasons for low water pressure; some can be resolved with a simple, low-cost fix, while others require significant work and money. The professionals at Skillings & Sons are experts at troubleshooting the causes of low water pressure. If you know for sure that low pressure is the problem, there are some easy fixes you can do to get the water flowing better.

A total coliform bacteria test is used to determine the amount of biological contaminants in drinking water. It is easy to perform, inexpensive and should be done at regular intervals for water supplies at risk of contamination. Unlike chemical contaminants that pose a health risk over time, one glass of water containing just a few disease organisms, like E. coli or fecal coliform, can cause illness.

Today, certified well contractors offer a myriad of treatment options designed for families who receive water from an independent well. Along with filtration and distillation, ultraviolet water treatment technology is available that can effectively treat your entire water supply.  This point of entry system is specifically designed to treat drinking water and help prevent common bacterial contamination and is an excellent cost effective alternative to replacement of your entire system.