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Well Drilling FAQ’s
2. The location should also be one that can be easy to service in years to come.
3. We will witch, or dowse your property to find the best location to drill your well.
2. Suburban Installers knows most areas from previous wells we have drilled and could give you an idea how deep the well will be.
Well & Pump FAQ’s
2. Pressure switch could be bad.
3. Pump could be bad
4. Insufficient electrical voltage.
5. Broken or nicked wire.
2. The well could need to be acid cleaned
3. The pressure switch might be bad.
2. The well could need to be acid cleaned.
3. Pump could be overheating.
4. Water level has dropped.
2. Poorly constructed well
3. Wrong pump
4. Needs to be acid cleaned
2. There is a hole or crack in the drop pipe.
3. There is a hole in the pitless adapter, this is the connection that goes from the well to the house. If this is the case, the ground will be wet around the well.
2. Waterlogged storage tank.
Water Conditioning FAQ’s
This is the iron mineral found in your well water. A softener can take out small amounts of iron. For larger amounts of iron a RustBuster Softener or an iron filter should be used. (See our water treatment page for more help)
1. Remove the anode rod inside the hot water heater.
2. Install an iron filter ( see our water treatment page ).
2. Remove the cap from the top of well (three or four screws around the top should release the cap.
3. We recommend two gallons of household unscented bleach for most chlorinations. Pour the bleach into the annular space between the support bar and well casing ( see figure 1 & 2).
4. If there is a small ¼” size plastic tube in the annular space near the top of the well do not pour in the bleach, contact Suburban Installers for assistance. Do not pour chlorine into the center hole & try to keep the bleach off the wire connections.
5. Turn the power back on to the well.
6. Hook a garden hose up to an outside faucet with enough hose to reach the wellhead. Turn the faucet on wide open and run water into the annular space of the well where you poured the bleach. Run for 15 minutes, if the well fills up and water runs over the top your well has a drawdown seal and you need to contact Suburban Installers for assistance. If the well hasn’t filled up check the hose to see if you can smell chlorinated water. If chlorine is present you are ready to complete the chlorination process.
7. Turn on each individual faucet inside & outside the house on until you smell chlorine then shut them off to keep the chlorinated water in the plumbing lines.
8. Reinstall the well cap securely on the well. Let the water in the plumbing lines sit for a minimum of 12 hrs. Do not drink, bathe, wash clothes, or cook with the chlorinated water. It is harmful if consumed, and can burn the skin if contacted, & damage clothing.
9. After 12 hours hook hoses to outside faucets if possible and run the chlorinated water to waste until no chlorine smell is present.
10. Turn off the outside faucets and run each individual faucet in the house until no chlorine is present.
11. You can now take the water conditioner off bypass and turn the water back on to the Reverse osmosis unit. The water should now be ready for normal use.
12. Call and schedule a water test if needed.