Water Quality Testing for Homes with Wells

If your home uses a well, you want to ensure your water is healthy and safe to drink. It is possible for contaminants to seep into ground water or for old plumbing pipes to emit toxins into your water. Periodic quality testing for your well water can ensure the water you use for drinking, cooking and washing is safe for your family.

There are many factors that can affect well water. Chemicals used in agriculture or landscaping can be absorbed in large quantities into the ground water, tainting the water supply. Harmful bacteria like e. coli can containment your water. Old pipes can contain lead and release small amounts of lead in the water. Testing is the best way to know your water is safe.

Water Testing and Purification

A standard water quality test can be used to ensure your well and plumbing are providing healthy water for your home. You can buy a water testing kit or call a local plumber to perform a comprehensive test on your water supply. Testing once a year can alert you to health problems with your water. In between testing, you want to ensure your water is safe. Using a water purification or filtering system can remove many toxins from your water, helping improve the taste and safety. Your local plumber can install a water filtration system that will purify the water you use for drinking and cooking to keep your family’s health protected.

Water is one of the basic elements you depend on for health. Keep the water that comes into your home free from toxins by performing routine quality testing and using a reliable filtration system for your consumable water.

Posted on behalf of:
Metro Septic LLC
1210 N Tennessee St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(404) 973-2471

Signs it is Time to Replace Your Plumbing

Some things are easy to see when they need replacing in your home. Carpet that is worn or an air conditioner that no longer cools the air is simple to identify as needing replacement. Plumbing is not as straight-forward; pipes can corrode, and other issues can occur behind walls and under the ground that cannot be seen. Knowing the signs of plumbing issues can alert you to when your plumbing may need replacement to protect your health and the investment in your home.

Changes in Your Water

One of the signs of old plumbing that may need replacement is changes in your water. If you have well water, you may have some discoloration or odors in the water, usually when your filtration system needs updating. But in most cases, water should be clear and odorless. When you start noticing changes, like darker water or odors, there could be an issue in your pipes. There could be rust, bacteria and other issues in the plumbing that are causing the changes to your water, signs that the pipes might need replacement.

Water Leaks

A drip in your faucet doesn’t mean you need to replace your plumbing, maybe just a washer or the fixture. However, leaks occurring in pipes in your home or underground are signs of problems. Water stains on walls or ceilings, damp areas in the lawn or rotting floor boards can alert you to leaks and possible pipes that need replacement.

Plumbing can last for decades, but it does eventually need replacement. If you notice changes in your water or your home that are signs of plumbing issues, call your local plumber to have your plumbing inspected.

Posted on behalf of:
Seagraves Plumbing Sewer & Septic
4980 Plant Atkinson Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(494) 792-2221

Well Pumps

Water wells are used in suburban and rural areas throughout the United States to supply water to a variety of commercial and residential properties, where municipal water is not available.  While wells are generally very effective in meeting the water needs of the property owner, their weak point tends to be the pump, which transfers water from the bottom of the well to the storage tanks in the house.  If the pump fails for any reason the result is no water for bathing, flushing toilets, drinking or washing clothes, which makes the home virtually uninhabitable.

Well pump issues tend to include a variety of electrical issues involving the power supply to the pump such as no power, tripped breakers, bad switches, loose or broken wires and low voltage.  In other cases, the motor itself is compromised with either a bad pump impeller a bad motor starting capacitor or the pump itself is burned up.  Once obvious electrical issues above ground are ruled out, the next diagnostic step is to pull the motor out of the well and begin to trouble shoot the problem.

Depending upon the problem identified, the plumbing contractor will either repair or replace the pump.  In most cases the contractor will have in stock or otherwise have available critical well pump parts, as well as a variety of replacement pumps. This is considered to be an emergency situation by most plumbing contractors that offer well pump service.  As a result, well pump service companies will often have technicians available on call 24/7, as these problems always seem to happen after hours!

Posted on behalf of:
Kiddco Plumbing Inc
Sterling, VA
(703) 435-4441