How Can a Plumber Help With My Well?

How Can a Plumber Help With My Well? Image shows plumber working under sink.

It’s never convenient when your Fircrest home’s hot water goes out. Plumbing and well water issues can become even more frustrating when you fail to keep up with routine preventative maintenance services.

But you don’t have to worry—our Resicon LLC professionals handle all plumbing problems, big or small. From poor water quality to clogged drains to leaks, we tackle it all.

We have been providing top-quality plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services to families throughout WA for many years. When it comes to offering lasting home solutions, nobody does it better than Resicon LLC. We are here for you!

How Do I Fix Hard Water?

Reduce the risk of breakdowns and costly repairs by keeping up with routine plumbing maintenance. Be sure to schedule professional maintenance on your well pump at least every one to three years.

Maintaining your Fircrest well and testing your water is important for your health and the health of your plumbing equipment. You want to be sure your well is operating efficiently and that your water is safe for you to use for cooking, bathing, drinking, and cleaning.

If you have hard water, a water softener is the perfect solution. Water softeners can eliminate scale and soap scum. Using a water softener helps treat the hard water, removing the excess of minerals and extending the life of your plumbing equipment.

How Do I Know If My Well Water Is Hard?

Hard water refers to water that is high in minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. You can tell your water is hard if you feel a film when washing your hands with the water, see significant spots on your cups and dishes, notice mineral stains, experience frequent clogs and soap scum on your sink and shower, and have low water pressure.

Well water is often hard. The water comes from the ground rather than a reservoir, which means the soil surrounding it could have an impact on the quality.

Inspecting Your Washington Well

According to the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), well water can be contaminated both naturally and by human activities with microorganisms, nitrate and nitrite, heavy metals, organic chemicals, radionuclides, and fluoride.

The first step towards safer water is knowing what’s in your water so you can work on reducing the contaminants.

The public water supply is treated and monitored to reduce the risk of high levels of contaminants, but well water requires you as the owner to do your due diligence. You should test your well water a minimum of once per year.

You should also test your water if:

  • You or a household member has an unexplained illness. 
  • A neighbor’s well is contaminated.
  • Your water has a strange color, taste, or smell.
  • You replaced or repaired part of your well system. 
  • Your well has flooded.
  • You have young children, particularly if they are under one year old.
  • You or a household member is pregnant, nursing, or trying to get pregnant.
  • You suspect fertilizers were used near your well.
  • The area you love in has naturally occurring arsenic in the groundwater. 
  • Your neighbors have high arsenic levels in their wells.

High levels of certain contaminants warrant concern. Contact your health department and perform water treatment as necessary if you discover the following:

  • Any level of coliform
  • Nitrate levels at 10 mg/L or greater
  • Arsenic levels higher than 0.01 mg/L

If you suspect there are high levels of contaminants in your water, you need to take action for better water quality by testing your water more often and acting accordingly.

You can trust our licensed plumbers at Resicon LLC to offer you the best advice on how to treat any issues involving your well water. Call us today!

Benefits of a Well Inspection

A well inspection can involve testing your well water and assessing all components, which is beneficial for several reasons, including:

  • Ensures your water is safe
  • Helps identify when there are high levels of contaminants that could compromise your health
  • Reduces the risk of damage and supports greater system efficiency

Well pumps can last 10 to 15 years with maintenance so be sure to properly maintain your system. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your system works efficiently and that your water quality is ideal.

Call Your Washington Well Professionals Today!

No matter what type of plumbing or well pump issue you are experiencing at your Fircrest, WA, home, our Resicon LLC professionals are here to help you with it! Let’s improve the efficiency of your plumbing equipment and quality of your water. Call us today at (253) 625-7952 or request service online.

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