Categories for Water Well Systems

How Is Well Water Heated?

August 10, 2020

One of the common questions we receive from our clients is, “How is well water heated?” The simple answer here is that it’s heated in the same way as municipal water—it comes into your home and passes through your water heater before getting sent to the tap you’ve opened up. The water does not get heated within the well itself—any water that gets pulled from the well will be cool before it gets heated up in your water heater. How do water heaters work? The better question, then, is not to ask how to heat well water in Columbia, TN,... View Article

Can Your Well Freeze in the Winter?

July 3, 2020

One question we commonly hear from our clients is if there is any risk of well water freezing during the coldest parts of winter in Columbia, TN. This phenomenon is uncommon—generally, well water is protected from freezing because it’s located deep enough underground that it’s not going to be exposed or vulnerable to the freezing conditions on the surface. The wells are dug below the frost line, which is the point at which the ground could potentially freeze during cold weather, meaning any problems you encounter will arise as the water gets closer to the surface. Generally speaking, water flow... View Article

What Types of Water Wells Are There?

June 19, 2020

If your Columbia, TN property is not connected to the municipal water grid, then you likely have your own private well from which you draw water. There are several different kinds of private water wells, which are as follows: Drilled wells: These wells are created with the use of rotary drilling or percussion machines. Drilled wells can extend thousands of feet deep, and need casing installed to keep them in good condition. These wells have a low risk of contamination, largely due to this casing and their extreme depth. Driven wells: These wells are created by driving pipes into the... View Article

What Should You Do if Your Water Well System Floods?

December 11, 2019

If your home is located on a flood plain, you’re familiar with the struggles of the rainy season. Standing water is something you’ll need to combat for several months out of the year, as well as flash flooding and foundation leaks. One other area where you’ll constantly combat Mother Nature is in and around your water well. And unfortunately, a flooded water well in Columbia, TN is going to give you major problems—even more than your leaky basement or standing water outside. More than a mere nuisance, a water well flooded is a water well that’s unsafe. Contaminants in the... View Article

Can Bad Storms Damage Your Water Well System?

November 27, 2019

There’s a lot for homeowners to worry about when the sky grows dark. High winds, heavy rains, lighting, hail and more are all reasons to batten down the hatches and wait patiently for Mother Nature to unleash her fury. But you can’t protect everything from the weather. It’s hard to safeguard your water well, for example. Do storms damage water wells? Well, they can if the conditions are right. As a homeowner, it’s important to realize when your well might be in danger and what types of weather conditions may put your potable water at risk. The dangers of contamination... View Article

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