Posts tagged with "well repair Cabarrus County NC"

The Impact of a Drought on Your Well

Many owners of wells wonder if drought conditions have a significant impact on the supply of groundwater for household water wells. While there is no definitive data on the effects of drought on water wells and pumps, dropping water levels have left some well pumps high and dry.

Changing weather patterns have prompted water levels to drop, so new wells tend to be deeper than wells drilled in past years. In rough conditions it is most important to conserve water till conditions have subsided.

You never want to try to deepen your well or remove a pump by yourself because you may seriously damage working parts or destabilize the hole and contaminate the water supply. All home and business well owners should hire the licensed professionals from Rowan Well Drilling for any kind of well repair in Cabarrus  NC. We also serve many satisfied customers throughout Rowan, Iredell, Gaston, Randolph, Davidson, Davie, Union, Catawba, and Montgomery counties.  If you keep your water well properly maintained you will fare better in the  performance and longevity of your system.

The Problems of Iron in Well Water, Part 1

Aside from hardness in well water, the most common water problem for homeowners with well water is iron. One of the difficulties of treating iron in well water is that there are several forms of iron. Also, the pH level of the well water affects how successful a well water treatment will be. Iron gets into well water from seepage and corrosion. If there is seepage in the form of rain or melted snow, soil travels from the ground’s surface and becomes part of a water supply. If the soil contains iron, the iron dissolves into the water that’s in the well.

When iron travels into well water from corrosion, it’s because exposure to a combination of water and oxygen have caused the casings and pipes of a well water supply to rust. When the deteriorating casings and pipes contain iron, rust occurs and carries iron flakes off the well’s components into the well water.

Iron is toxic to humans in high dosages. In reality, however, you could not drink enough water to consume toxic levels of iron. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers iron in well water as a minor contaminant, which means it does not directly impact our health. So, the truth is that iron in well water may not affect your health, but it will cause damage and other issues. Iron slime, build up, iron crust can harbor an environment for  bacteria or virus to colonize.

If you suspect you need any kind of well repair in Cabarrus County, NC, Rowan County, or any of the surrounding counties such as Iredell, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Randolph, Davidson, Davie, Union, Catawba, or Montgomery counties, contact the technicians at Rowan Well Drilling for efficient and affordable help.