How to Maintain Your Existing Water Pump System
Your well and water pump systems aren’t just valuable investments to preserve for the future; they are also the systems you rely upon for access to running water. It is essential that you carefully maintain your existing water pump system in order to prevent damage and avoid costly repairs. These tips will help you make the most of your investment and continue to enjoy uninterrupted use of running water.-
Take Care When Landscaping
Maintaining your existing water pump begins with general care around your property:
- Keep all hazardous chemicals like paint, fertilizer, and motor oil far away from your well. This eliminates the potential for toxic materials to enter your water supply and damage your pump parts.
- Make sure that the ground slopes away from your well for proper drainage. If you plan to make landscaping changes, just keep the top of your well at least one foot above the ground.
- Never pile snow, leaves, or other materials around your well. Also refrain from mowing around your well.
Never Skip Preventive Maintenance
Just like exercising and sticking to a healthy diet make it easier to avoid heart disease, the right preventive maintenance can also make it easier to avoid well and water pump problems.
It’s tempting to save money by procrastinating on preventive maintenance measures that don’t seem necessary, but you will cost yourself more money in the long run! Preventive maintenance efforts can identify small problems and stop or repair them easily. However, those small, easily correctable problems become larger inconveniences and more expensive problems as time goes on.
Hire Professionals to Perform All Maintenance
There are plenty of DIY projects that you can enjoy, but servicing your own well shouldn’t be one of them. A qualified well and water pump company should complete all necessary work. Only these professionals have the specialized equipment, materials, and techniques needed to keep your well system operation and your water supply safe.
Call (360) 474-7980 to schedule your annual maintenance appointment with AquaTech Well Drilling and Pumps in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The experienced professionals at AquaTech have decades of experience helping well owners protect, maintain, and repair their water wells and pumps.