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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

residential wells

  • Unlike a municipal water service, homeowners with water wells have the responsibility of testing and treating their water supply.  If you are purchasing a new home, testing the water well provides you information on the quality of the groundwater and informs you of expenses related to treatment and filtration that may be needed to keep your family safe. It's important to note that just because water tastes and smells normal it may not be safe. Contaminants such as arsenic are tasteless and odorless and remain undetected unless tested for. Water changes as it moves through the ground, picking up a variety of minerals and possible contaminants, turning to its composition over time.  Annual testing and maintenance is the only guarantee of safety.


  • Whether it’s caused by spring rains or a leaky valve, a flooded basement can mean thousands of dollars in damage to a home and a major headache for the homeowner. Although there are many low-cost steps homeowners can take on their own to prevent basement flooding, getting a professional assessment of your home’s flood protection systems is the only way to actually protect your basement.