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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

WELL SERVICES

Skillings and Sons well services for well drilling, pump replacement, well enhancement, water pressure problems, well water shut off, and well water testing and treatment.

  • For most well systems, water pressure is provided and regulated by the well pump. Different pumps have different capacities and the overall rate of flow is directly related to the pump capacity. If your household has a 10-gallon per minute demand, you’ll find that water trickles from the faucet if the pump can only supply five gallons per minute. View our information on low water pressure.


  • Using well water for home use goes without much thought for many people in New England. But for first-time homebuyers and those used to living along public water and sewer lines, buying a home with a well can be intimidating. Understanding the benefits and challenges of the different types of residential wells can help real estate agents provide homebuyers with the information they need and put minds at ease.


  • Wells for drinking water are regulated to some degree in every state. In Massachusetts, wells are regulated by your local Board of Health. There are a few state laws overseeing some aspects of well drilling, as well. Most importantly, Massachusetts law requires all wells must be drilled or dug by a Registered Well Driller. Skillings & Sons is certified to drill wells in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and has more than 250 years of experience in the field. Here we outline some of the important information you will need to know before moving forward with any well drilling project in Massachusetts.


  • Most homeowners who draw water from a private well take for granted that when the faucet goes on, water will come. Well systems require minimal regular maintenance, but should be monitored to prevent a small problem from turning into a big one. That’s why we recommend homeowners with private wells bring in a professional to conduct an annual water well checkup.


  • In New England, it is not uncommon for a home to draw its water from a private well. Depending on the state and town you live in, well water may actually be the prevalent method for providing water to homes in your community. According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 46 percent of state residents draw water from a private well. Compare this to the national average of 15 percent, and it’s clear that people in the business of selling homes must know their stuff when it comes to private water wells.


Skillings and Sons well services for well drilling, pump replacement, well enhancement, water pressure problems, well water shut off, and well water testing and treatment. Our technicians are ready to solve your water supply problems, install a new pump system or service an old pump system. If you have no water, call us now. We provide emergency service 365 days a year.