Well water comes with several benefits, the main one being cost efficiency.
But still, there is the flip side of it, which is always the safety of the water for consumption.
Well water is often exposed to several contaminants like minerals which can be a health risk. For this reason, there is always the need to have a purification and filtration method.
Unfortunately, this system can sometimes fail like any other device, letting the contaminants into the water and through your faucets.
So what should you do?
The obvious answer is to repair or replace the part of the system with a problem, be it the pump or the filtration system.
But determining this part, let alone noticing that you have contaminants in your water, can sometimes be challenging.
This is because the contaminants can sometimes be very unnoticeable, that unless you have special tools, you cannot notice them.
Of course, there are cases where the contamination is very apparent with signs like red-brown water, bad taste, and smell or cloudy water. But this does not happen in all cases.
So, to counter this problem, you need to carry out routine water testing.
When should this happen? There is no specific time when you should test your water. But these signs will help you know when:
- There has been a significant land disturbance recently in your area, like a storm or flooding
- You have noticed evident changes in the taste, smell, or appearance of the water
- You have made changes to your well, like replacing or repairing a component like the pipes and pumps
- There has been fuel or any other chemical spillage in your area
- You are pregnant or giving birth soon. This is to identify if there is nitrate in the water. This is very dangerous to babies, and the worst part, it cannot be noticed with bare eyes nor tasted.
- You last tested the water a year or more ago.
- While there is no set time for testing your well water, these factors are strong indicators to guide you. Another essential determinant would be after having a lot of heavy rains. This is more vital when you have a newborn.
Need Reliable Well Water Testing and Treatment Services?
At Legacy Water Well, we offer that. With over a decade in the well water business, dealing with tanks, pumps, and filtration systems, we have mastered the dos and don’ts, and the ins and outs of well water systems, and we know when you have a problem, why and what needs to be done.
Our well water testing and treatment services are customer-based and efficient, not to mention very effective and affordable.
Do you live in the DFW Metroplex and the surrounding areas? Call us anytime, and we will be happy to be of service to you.