In the aftermath of this year’s flooding rains, water well testing provides peace of mind and promotes family health. If there’s any doubt that your Southern Wisconsin well’s water quality has been compromised get it tested and treated now. While precautions can be taken to protect your rural well from contamination, the only way to be sure if you have doubts – or signs that water is changing – isReadmore
Winter in Wisconsin possess challenges to homeowners relying upon a water well to serve their Cross Plains WI area home. The extreme temperature common in January and February needn’t pose a threat. Plan ahead and winterize pumps and plumbing systems and avoid frozen pipes and pump issues.
There are three common concerns as winter approaches:
Frozen pipes in the plumbing – a residential weReadmore
As melting snow and spring rains put more water into the ground, water wells in rural Wisconsin and related well pumps need their spring checkup. Identifying potential problems early is the first step to heading off serious concerns.
Begin with the basic, obvious observations. Check water fixtures in the house to see if there’s a crusting or mineral buildup. This can be the first sign of hard wReadmore
Having a well pump and water well included in a home purchase increases the degree of difficulty of the process.
Buying a home is hard enough without having to concern yourself with a water well, well pumps and the systems needed to provide a steady flow of clean and safe water. However, if you’re unfamiliar with well water systems, buying a home drawing water from a water well can be intimidatReadmore
When it comes to being ready for spring water management, fall is when you have to prepare. “The spring thaw signals the beginning of water problems if you are not prepared. Snow, ice and ice dams build up over the winter, and depending on the rate of thaw and the condition of your gutters, it can be a rude awakening,” explains Dave Catherman of Gutter Glove.
Timing Is Everything
There are two primary options for water well pumps to use in your home or business on the market at present.
They are the Standard, or Traditional, well pump and the newer option known as the Constant Pressure well pump. They both work well at pumping water, but the Constant Pressure design is gaining in popularity. Below are some details about both –
Standard Water Well Pumps
This is a time Readmore
A well pump failure is not the end of the world.
But just imagine. You’re showering. You’re soapy. A mountain of shampoo is in your hair. It’s at that moment your water stops flowing because your well pump failed. Not the end of the world – but very inconvenient and maybe even a little annoying.
Most people would prefer to avoid failing well pumps and this type of scenario – especially in thReadmore