Well systems and sump pumps

Well systems

You can count on the Petro plumbing team to repair any sump pump problems fast! They can also install new sump pump equipment in your home, including options that will run without electricity during a power outage.

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Well systems

You can rely on our plumbing professionals for all of your well pump replacements, re-piping and repair needs. Since a well is the source for your home’s entire water system, it pays to understand more about how it works. A well is the most common way to obtain groundwater for household use. The well, runs deep into the ground and is held open by a pipe (or casing) that extends to an aquifer, which is a formation in rock or soil that contains water. A pump draws water from the aquifer for distribution through the plumbing system. The depth to which wells are constructed is determined by factors such as:

  • Depth to groundwater
  • Groundwater quality
  • Geologic conditions at the well site

Since the well is so important to everyday living, it is vital that you maintain and protect it.

According to the National Ground Water Association, here are some steps you can take:

  • Wells should be checked and tested annually for mechanical problems, cleanliness, and the presence of certain contaminants, such as coliform bacteria, nitrates/nitrites, and any other contaminants of local concern, (for example, arsenic and radon).
  • Well water should be tested more than once a year if there are recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness among household members or visitors and/or a change in taste, odor, or appearance of the well water.
  • All hazardous materials, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil, should be kept far away from your well.
  • When mixing chemicals, do not put the hose inside the mixing container, as this can siphon chemicals into a household’s water system.
  • Consult a professional plumber or contractor to verify that there is proper separation between your well, home, waste systems, and chemical storage facilities.
  • Always check the well cover or well cap to ensure it is intact. The top of the well should be at least one foot above the ground.
  • Once your well has reached its serviceable life (usually at least 20 years), have a licensed or certified water well driller and pump installer decommission the existing well and construct a new well.

Sump pumps

A sump pit is a hole designed to collect water and other spilled fluids that build up under and around your property. Normally located in the basement, it uses an electrically powered pump which is triggered when water or fluids reach a certain level in the pit, to eject or flush the water or liquids through a pipe that leads outside the home. If this pump breaks down, or if you have a power outage, the water or fluid will overflow the sump pit and flood your basement area, or worse!

Our licensed plumbing professionals can handle all of your well system needs.

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