Learn The Reasons for Low Water Pressure or No Water From Your Well
If you suddenly find yourself with no water or low pressure, the impulse is to assume the worst. When no water is coming from your faucet it's easy to think your well has run dry and you need to drill a new one. Just the thought can ruin your day. The good news is that water wells rarely run completely dry in New Hampshire and Massachusetts without warning. More likely your well is just running a little low and there are steps you can take to remedy the problem without spending a fortune.
Get An Expert Opinion on Low Water Pressure
Before you schedule your new well to be drilled, take a moment and call a water well expert like Skillings & Sons. It is always in your best interest to use a service provider you can trust to resolve the issue. This will also help you weed out anyone who may try to talk you into drilling a new well when it maybe something as simple as lowering your well pump. Your well specialists may offer you a variety of options including that could save an older well or one with problems:
- Deepening your well
- Improving water efficiency throughout your house
- Resetting the depth of the pump
In addition, the experts at Skillings & Sons will be able to isolate any failing parts in your system such as bad valves or leaking pipes which may be causing water loss. Even sediment buildup in your pipes can cause a reduction in flow that makes it appear as if you have no water.
Fixing Your Water Well Problem
By now you should know whether your well is actually dry or not. Even a dry well is not necessarily the end of the world. Wells occasionally run dry due to periods of drought or high water usage and need an opportunity to recover. The water level may also fall below the level of your pump long term, which simply means you need to lower your pump a little further to continue drawing water. Drilling deeper is far more cost-friendly than drilling a whole new well. If the well really is dry, you may even try hydrofracturing which uses high-pressure water to force sediment and other blockages out of the way to restore the free flow of water.
Another important factor in restoring your well to healthy levels may mean changing the way you use water in the future. Switching to more efficient appliances and timing your sprinklers to make the most out of shorter watering periods can help sustain the health of your well.
The most important thing to remember is that there are many reasons you could have no water. Whether the well pump needs to be repaired or you need to lower it deeper, there are many ways to resolve the problem without resorting to drilling a new well. It is important to call upon a qualified expert for a professional examination to determine the best way to move forward. Making a snap decision to drill a new well could cost thousands of dollars unnecessarily.