When Should a Well Be Tested?

If you’re a homeowner with a private well, your well is the single source for all the water in your home. As you can imagine, it’s essential for your safety that you get your well tested for contaminants and toxins. As a full-service water well pump repair company, Hamilton Well & Pump wants you to know when you should get your well tested. Here are a few guidelines from our well drilling professionals:

After complete installation of the well – 30 days after you’ve installed a well at your house, North Carolina requires that you get your water inspected for bacteria and other contaminants.

After any repairs – Any time you get well repairs, you’ll need to schedule water testing immediately afterwards. If something toxic were to contaminate the water during the repairs, you can catch it before it causes harm.

If you notice anything strange – If dirty water comes out of the tap, if your water tastes odd, or you notice anything outside the norm, you need to call to get your well tested.

What should you check for?

  • Once a year – You’ll need to check for contaminants such as fecal matter.
  • Every two years – You’ll need to check for contaminants such as metals, volatile organic compounds, lead, nitrates, nitrites, and copper.
  • Every five years –You’ll need to check for contaminants such as pesticides. However, if you live in an area where you know pesticides are used, you’ll need to get it tested once a year.

If you’re looking for a well drilling company to perform well testing, contact Hamilton Well & Pump today. Not only do we offer well service and repair near you, we also offer the very best residential and commercial plumbing services in Brevard and Transylvania County, NC. Feel free to give us a call. We’re ready to care for your well 24/7.

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