As the flowers start to bloom and gardens come back to life, it is also the time when storms cause problems for those with well systems. Spring storms can cause significant damage – especially if you have not performed spring maintenance on your well. Well pump service, such as checking for low water pressure, should be performed annually to ensure your system can withstand damaging spring storms that cause power outages and flooding. Let’s take a look at some of the more common well system problems that occur as a result of spring storms.
Unfortunately, spring storms can cause contamination to your water. For example, if your well cap is not properly secured or sealed, then rainwater or rising water can seep into your well system and contaminate the water. Additionally, if the well casing has cracks or holes, then water from spring storms can seep into your system.
After a spring storm with heavy rain, if you notice your water is discolored, this may be a sign your water is contaminated. This is when water testing is an absolute must. In addition to offering well pump repair, Monticello Pump Services, Inc. also offers water quality tests.
Another common problem during spring storms is that the electricity goes out. This is a problem for homeowners with well systems because pumps require electricity to work. Without electricity, you will not be able to pump more water, and you will only be able to use the water already stored in your tank. Fortunately, power outages typically do not last for days, but if you do have a lengthy power outage, you may run into issues like no water.
Heavy rainfall that results in flooding for your local area can cause a big problem for well owners. As we mentioned earlier, this is because floodwater can get into the well system and contaminate the water. In addition, those with sump pumps may experience flooding in their homes if the sump pump overflows or can’t keep up with a large amount of water. This can be a frustrating issue because many homeowners install a sump pump to prevent basement flooding. That’s why it is important to have the right size sump pump for your needs. It is also important to inspect your sump pump regularly and remove excess water before a major storm.
Ways to Prepare for Spring Storms
A little preparation goes a long way when it comes to protecting your home and water from spring storms. First, inspect your pump systems to make sure they are working properly, as well as checking to make sure there isn’t any visible damage that may allow rainwater to enter the well. Next, during your spring cleaning, take time to clear any debris from the system that may cause backups or other issues. Finally, consider installing battery backups when possible to protect your system during power outages.
Water Well Pump Service Near Me
Whether you live in Manassas, Leesburg, Fredericksburg, Fairfax, or the surrounding areas, Monticello Pump Services, Inc. has everything you need before, during, and after spring storms. For decades, we have helped our community by installing sump pumps, repairing well systems, testing water quality, and more. Call us before the next spring storm hits.