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Should You Repair or Replace a Well Pump?

December 20, 2021

Many Americans rely on well water for their household or business use. When you live too far away from municipal water supplies, you’ll need one (or more) well-maintained wells to supply water for drinking, bathing, cooking and more. Owning a well means you’ll inevitably have to make the choice at some point between well pump repair and replacement. Like any piece of machinery, your well pump has a finite lifespan. Proper maintenance ensures it lasts longer, but sometimes necessary repairs are more expensive than it would be to replace the pump altogether. Here’s what you need to know about well... View Article

The Best Water Conditioning Systems and Water Softeners for Well Water with Iron

December 3, 2021

Water hardness is unlikely to be hazardous to a person’s health, but there are other undesirable results associated with water hardness that make it beneficial for property owners to soften and condition the water. Thankfully, water conditioning systems are available to help. If left unchecked, water hardness could result in limescale buildup inside plumbing fixtures and appliances, cause poor performance of soaps and detergents and result in spotting on dishes and other items being washed. If you’re looking to gift yourself a water softener this holiday season, we’ve got a list of several of the best water softeners you’ll find... View Article

What You Should Know About Electric Motor Replacement and Repair in Water Pumps

November 19, 2021

Electric water pumps are an important part of a home’s plumbing infrastructure if you use a water well rather than a municipal water connection. Electric pumps generally are located near the pressure tank or cold water tank, which differs from submersible pumps that are located in the well itself. Over time, you may experience issues with the water pump due to general wear and tear or due to issues with the cold. If you need to inspect the pump and make some potential repairs (or electric motor replacement), here are the steps you’ll need to follow: Turn off water: Find... View Article

What You Need to Know About Owning a Home with a Well

November 2, 2021

Over the last year, many people have traded away city life for a quiet life in the country. If you’re interested in moving to a rural area, you may have a few surprises to contend with. One of the biggest differences involves where your water comes from. Expect that if you’re getting a country home, you’ll be relying on a water well system rather than municipal water. Read on to find out what you should know about owning a home that uses well water. Where the water comes from Well water is derived straight from the ground, and is not... View Article

How Much Does It Cost to Replace or Install a Sump Pump?

October 19, 2021

Plumbing problems can be both inconvenient and expensive. Whether you’re dealing with a burst pipe or water pump replacement, the solution isn’t going to be cheap or easy. How much it costs is dependent on a number of factors, but it’s always a best practice to get these projects done as soon as possible to avoid future problems. Let’s look at how much it costs to replace a sump pump. Average costs Having a new sump pump installed costs about $1,000 on average. These last for and average of about 10 years. Generally speaking, replacing an existing sump pump is... View Article

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