3 Reasons To Have Your Water Well Tested

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A properly drilled water well can provide all of the water that a household needs for many years. However, a water well does need maintenance, and one thing that needs to be done is water testing. If you own a home that is connected to a water well, it is in your best interest to find a reputable water well testing company to work with. A water well testing company will test your well water to ensure that it is safe to consume and use. Some of the reasons that you may need to hire a water well testing company to test your well water include the following.

Annual Inspection

If your household relies on well water, the last thing that you want is for your water well to fail. Thus, it is important to schedule annual inspections to ensure that all components of your well system are in good working order. During a comprehensive water well inspection, your well water should also be tested to ensure that there is no bacterial growth or contaminants in the water. Having your well water tested annually will give you the peace of mind of knowing that the water that you and your family are using is safe.

Heavy Rain in the Vicinity

Moderate rain showers typically do not affect water wells, but extremely heavy rain in the area that leads to flooding and run-off can cause issues. When an area floods or there is a lot of run-off, it is possible for the groundwater to become contaminated. If your area experiences severe weather with prolonged heavy rain, it is a good idea to contact a water well testing company to have your well water tested to ensure that it is safe to use and has not been contaminated.

Unexplained Stomach Issues

Stomach bugs are not uncommon, and most people will experience diarrhea and vomiting at some point due to a stomach virus. However, if you and the members of your family are experiencing frequent unexplained gastrointestinal issues, you may want to have your well water tested to find out if it has been contaminated. Contaminated well water can cause a number of gastrointestinal issues, and these issues will not resolve until the well is treated and the contaminants are eliminated. A water well testing company will be able to confirm if your well water has been contaminated so you can make arrangements to have the well treated. 

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