Drilled Water Wells: Most Common Issues & Solutions

As the proud owner of Austin Drilling & Well Repair Inc., we understand the vital role that well-functioning water wells play in providing clean and abundant water for residential properties. However, like any complex system, drilled water wells can encounter issues that may affect their performance. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the most common issues found with drilled water wells and offer expert solutions to address each problem. At Austin Drilling & Well Repair Inc., our goal is to ensure your well system operates at its best, providing you with a reliable water supply for years to come.

1. Decreased Flow Rate:

Issue: A decrease in flow rate may indicate accumulated sediment, minerals, or biofilm clogging the well screen or perforations, restricting water flow.

Solution: Our skilled technicians will perform a thorough well cleaning and development, removing any obstructions to restore optimal water flow and maintain a consistent water supply.

2. Well Casing Issues:

Issue: Cracks, corrosion, or deterioration in the well casing can lead to well contamination and allow pollutants to enter the water supply.

Solution: Our team will promptly address well casing issues, repairing cracks, sealing gaps, or replacing damaged casing. We’ll also provide corrosion protection measures to extend the casing’s lifespan and maintain water quality.

3. Pump Problems:

Issue: Pump malfunctions, motor failures, or worn-out components can disrupt water flow or lead to pump failure.

Solution: Regular well pump repair maintenance and timely repairs are essential. Our well inspection experts will diagnose pump issues accurately and replace faulty components to ensure the pump operates smoothly.

4. Water Quality Concerns:

Issue: Changes in water quality may occur due to shifts in geological formations or pollution sources, impacting the water’s safety.

Solution: To ensure safe and clean water, we recommend regular water testing. If contamination is detected, we’ll recommend and install appropriate filtration systems or well treatments to safeguard your water supply.

5. Well Screen Clogging:

Issue: The well screen can become clogged over time, hindering water entry into the well.

Solution: To prevent clogging, we schedule periodic maintenance, including screen cleaning or replacement. Investing in high-quality screens can reduce the risk of clogging.

6. Air Locks and Air in Water:

Issue: Air locks can disrupt water flow, leading to sputtering or air bubbles in the water.

Solution: Our experts will provide professional diagnosis and install or repair well vents to ensure smooth water flow and eliminate air lock issues.

7. Well Pump Short Cycling:

Issue: Short cycling occurs when the pump turns on and off frequently, potentially leading to pump wear and high energy consumption.

Solution: We’ll address pressure tank issues, adjust the pressure switch, or investigate water level problems to prevent pump short cycling and improve efficiency.

8. Sediment and Sand in Water:

Issue: Drilled wells in sandy or gravelly formations may experience sand and sediment entering the well, affecting water quality and pump performance.

Solution: We’ll install appropriate well components, such as a gravel pack or screen, to minimize sediment entry and reduce sand and sediment in the water.

At Austin Drilling & Well Repair Inc., we believe that prompt detection and effective solutions are key to maintaining a reliable and sustainable water supply from drilled water wells. Our team of experts is committed to diagnosing and resolving well-related issues efficiently, ensuring your well system operates at its best. With routine inspections, regular maintenance, and water testing, we’ll keep your well in peak condition, providing clean and abundant water for your residential needs. If you encounter any problems with your drilled water well, trust Austin Drilling & Well Repair Inc. to deliver expert solutions and the highest level of service for your well system. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we’re here to ensure a smooth flow for your well-water journey.

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