Whether this is your first time receiving a water system functionality test for your well, or you want to learn more about the process, Greco & Haines can help. Owning a well and pulling groundwater from an aquifer to distribute throughout your home makes for a plentiful and reliable water supply. However, it also involves various component systems requiring regular testing and maintenance to ensure that supply’s delivered satisfactorily.
A well inspection and well system testing will help make sure that all of the incorporated equipment and structures are functioning correctly and in good condition. It will ensure an adequate flow of clean, safe-to-drink-and-use domestic water.
When our team completes a water system functionality test, we also check various domestic well water system components, including the:
- Well pump
- Cold Water Storage
- Pressure systems
This assessment can help you get the most life out of your well setup while saving you money because the trick is identifying potential problems before they arise. Here at Greco & Haines, we’ve been proud to provide well inspections and testing services, as well as installations, repair and upgrades, and more, to customers all over Connecticut since 1963.
What is a Water System Functionality Test?
Comprehensive system-wide testing ensures that all of your well water infrastructure components are working as they should. A typical well system has an aquifer, a pump funneling the groundwater out and into your home plumbing, and often an incorporated pressure tank to store a ready-to-go supply of water to your fixtures, taps, and appliances. Water filters and softeners are also rigged into the system to improve the quality and composition of well water for home use.
A well water system functionality test looks at every part of that system, identifying areas that may demand preventive maintenance or repairs. These preventive measures can ward against more complicated and expensive problems down the road.
Many seemingly small issues can result in significant headaches and hefty bills from buildups of minerals and rust in the pipes to a declining pump motor and cracked well casing. Possible problems like these display the exact value of regular evaluations and professional testing.
Examining the Well Pump
Today, well pumps make life easier for us. Your pump, whether an old-school JET pump pulling water out of a well or a modern submersible pump that pushes out the flow, is at the heart of your well system. If your pump stops working, you’re out of luck; however, not for long. At Greco & Haines, we supply manual pumps that can serve as backups in a pinch, especially during a power outage or other similar situations.
A variety of tests can determine whether your pump is performing at maximum efficiency. Well flow and yield tests may help pinpoint a declining well pump, which could be experiencing anything from failing bearings to freezing damage.
Inspecting the Pressure Tank
A pressure tank incorporated into a well system can boost its utility and convenience; it can also cause problems that ramify other system components. A bladder, or diaphragm-style tank, where pressurized air and water are kept separate, may periodically need recharging. A breach in the bladder will diminish performance, and frequent waterlogging can cause the well pump to cycle on and off relentlessly, wearing it out prematurely. Waterlogged tanks may also suffer degradation in their interior.
Inspections and tests will help ensure your pressure tank is in good condition, functioning correctly, and will show if it needs to be recharged.
Checking the Filtration Systems
Whether it’s bacterial contamination or the annoyances of hard or acidic water, the right full-home water filtration system can address a whole host of problems head-on. We supply a wide range of top-quality water filters and softeners to remedy water problems from reverse osmosis to UV models. To make sure your water filter setup is working, you want to implement regular water-quality testing.
When & How Often Should I Have a Water System Functionality Test Done?
You should have your complete well system inspected and tested at least once a year. However, you may also need to have a test done in the short-term if you’re noticing changes to your water supply. This can be anything from ebbing water pressure to a new, and often unwelcome, look, odor, or flavor to your drinking water.
How Much Does It Cost and Who Should I Call?
The cost of well water system testing varies depending on the kind and extent of testing pursued. On average, you can expect to pay between $300 to $500, but every system is different – some more elaborate and extensive than others and the cost may vary.
Who should you call? Greco & Haines, of course! We’ve been in the well water business for more than a half-century. Our speedy fleet of 14 service trucks, three boom/winch trucks, and a rack truck serve well owners all over Connecticut — seven days a week and 365 days a year, with no extra cost for holiday or weekend service.
Greco & Haines is here to help with all of your well water needs. To learn more about our services, contact our team at 203-735-9308, 203-777-2256, or from any CT area code call 1-800-922-2958, or online today!