As someone with a well, you probably always have your well water system in mind. After all, you probably know that damaging it could leave you having to pay for pricey repairs, or it could leave you and your family without a safe water supply. This summer, there are a few things that you will probably want to keep in mind if you want to avoid damaging your water well system. These are a few tips that can help.
Be Careful About Fertilizers
Now that it is getting warm outside, you could be thinking about things like making your grass grow. If this is the case, then you could be thinking about using fertilizers and other chemical products. Even though there is certainly nothing wrong with doing this, it's important to be careful so that you don't contaminate your well. Be careful about using any chemicals like fertilizers or insecticides near where your well is located. Otherwise, you have to worry about it seeping into the groundwater and contaminating the water supply that you and your family depend on.
Be Mindful of Storms
Another thing that you have to think about is the summer thunderstorms that might strike this year. One thing that you have to worry about is the possibility of a power surge damaging your well pump during a thunderstorm. Make sure that your well pump is properly hooked up to your electrical system and that there are no electrical problems to help prevent this from happening. An electrician who has experience in setting up well pumps can help with this.
Be Careful When Using Lawn Equipment
When cutting the grass or using a weed whacker near your well pump, make sure that you are careful. Getting rid of weed, tall grass and other debris from around the well pump is a good thing, but you don't want to accidentally hit any parts of your well pump and cause damage. If necessary, consider pulling weeds directly around your well pump by hand to help prevent causing any serious damage with the sharp blades from your lawn equipment.
As you can see, there are a few tips that you can follow that can help you prevent well water system damage this summer. If you follow these tips, you can help ensure that your well pump continues working well, that your well isn't damaged and that your family's water supply is safe all summer long. For professional help, get in touch with a water system maintenance professional.