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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

residential wells

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Flooding in your basements will not only damage valuable items, it can also destroy flooring and furniture in finished basements, lead to structural damage in your home and cause mold infestations that are difficult to remove. Basement flooding isn’t always the result of a heavy rain. Flooding can also result from leaks and malfunctions in your home’s water system, especially for homeowners with a basement and water well. Fixing the long list of problems that can come from even an inch of water in your basement can cost homeowners thousands of dollars.


  • Drilling a well for your home is one of the most important decisions you as a homeowner will have to make. The well will supply water for drinking, bathing and washing your clothes for years to come. Making sure the well is properly installed at the correct depth and tested accurately for water quality are keys to ensuring a long life for your well.