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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

residential wells

  • Water quality has a tremendous effect on your families quality of life. The rotten egg smell and taste in your home water supply is caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide. (H2S) It is not harmful to your health but it can make your water corrosive, meaning it will damage your home plumbing system and appliances and can cause lead contamination. It can tarnish silverware, copper and brass utensils, leave yellow or black stains on your kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and it’s generally unpleasant.


  • 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.


  • 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.