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Water Well Maintenance & Inspections – The Easy Way

Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air makes keeping your water well system operating at its peak simple and pain free for Southeastern Wisconsin. Team Austin is here for you to take care of your existing well system or to aid you by representing you either as a buyer or seller in a Wisconsin well inspection due to a real estate transaction.

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Tips For Successful Wisconsin Well Inspections

Don’t let the seller order the well inspection

Well inspections are commonly ordered and paid for by the seller of a home in Wisconsin. This is a fundamental flaw in the process. In this arrangement, the well inspector works for the property seller, not the buyer. As the buyer, to protect yourself from purchasing a home with pre-existing well system problems, insist you hire the well inspector and be sure that your well inspection is completed by a well wizard at Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air.

Be wary of a well inspection performed by a septic pumper!!!

Recently, several septic pumping services have started to offer well inspections and some well repair services. If mixing septic services and well services doesn’t seem like a red flag, it should be! Having an inexperienced or unqualified individual perform a well inspection for a real estate inspection is not only against DNR code but it could cost you as a home buyer tens of thousands of dollars. If you are buying a home, INSIST the well inspection is completed by a water well professional, not your septic pumper.

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Wisconsin Property Transfer Well Inspections

When a home is sold in Wisconsin that has a private well, a Wisconsin property transfer well inspection is commonly ordered. The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that the well system is up to code and that there won’t be any surprises for the buyer or seller.

Comprehensive Well Pump Maintenance For Your Home

What is the best way to avoid having to invest in a new well pump or well pressure tank? Take care of the one you have!

Proper maintenance of your well pump will ensure that it continues to provide you with a reliable source of water for your home. Our well pump maintenance services are designed to keep your pump running smoothly and efficiently, helping to prevent costly breakdowns and repairs.

Just like any other mechanical device, well pumps require regular maintenance to keep them operating at their best. At Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air, we offer a full range of maintenance and upkeep services to prevent wear and tear on the engine that fuels your home’s water supply.

Water well system maintenance is part of our plumbing club membership. Visit our page for more details on how Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air can deliver reliable, cost effective well water to you and your home!

Well Water Testing

At Austin Plumbing Heating and Air, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and quality of your well water. That’s why we offer comprehensive well inspection, testing, and treatment services.

Regular testing is essential to ensure that your well water is free from the most common contaminants found in Wisconsin well water.

  • Bacteria
  • Nitrate
  • Arsenic

We recommend testing your well once a year and any time you notice changes in taste, color, or smell. Additionally, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s crucial to test for nitrate before using the well. If arsenic has been detected in previous tests, we suggest testing once a year to ensure that levels are within safe limits.

We also offer testing for naturally occurring contaminants.

  • Manganese
  • Strontium
  • Fluoride

Testing for these contaminants is especially important if you notice brown or black staining in your home or black sediment in your water, live in certain regions of the state, or have a baby or move into a home with a well.

We recommend testing for human-caused contaminants if your home is located near agricultural fields, industrial sites, gas stations, or landfills.

  • Pesticides
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Benefits Of Well Pump Maintenance

Annual maintenance checkups are essential to prevent pump failure, decrease energy usage, and ensure better pressure. Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to a decrease in water pressure, reduced flow, and even contamination of the water supply.

Our team of experts is well-versed in well pump maintenance and can help keep your well system stay in tip-top shape. We offer a comprehensive maintenance service that includes inspecting the well pump, pressure tank, and all related components to ensure that everything is working as it should. During our checkup, we will also evaluate the well’s water quality to ensure it is safe for use.

By having your well system maintained by our experts, you can increase the life of your well pump and pressure tank, prevent costly repairs, and enjoy better water pressure and quality.

Contact us today to schedule your annual well system maintenance checkup and ensure your well system is operating at its best.

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What Is Included In The Water Well System Tune Up?

The Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air well system tune-up covers all the annual maintenance every well in Southeastern Wisconsin should have.

Routine maintenance includes a thorough cleaning and inspection of all pump components, including the pressure switch, wiring, and piping. We also electrically check the pump’s motor and bearings for signs of wear and tear, and we can replace any damaged or worn parts on the water well system as needed.

Removing Sediment From The Well Pressure Tank

Over time, sediment builds up at the bottom of the well pressure tank and can cause issues with the overall operation of the system. During our well system tune-up and maintenance, this sediment is flushed off the bottom of the tank so it can’t wreak havoc with your plumbing and water well system.

Pressure Tank Recharging

After a while, the air charge in your well tank can get out of balance. When this happens, the whole operation of the well pump and well tank get out of sync and lead to many issues that cause well pump failure. During the well pump tune up, we check and recharge the pressure tank so it’s at its optimum air level.

Inspect The Wiring

We’ll check the wiring connected to your well pump for signs of damage or wear.

Performance Test The Well Pump

We will run your well pump through a series of tests to see how it’s producing and to detect any early signs of diminishing performance.

Electrical Tests On The Well Pump

There are a series of electrical tests we run to ensure the well pump motors wirings are sound and power cables that run from the house to the well are sound and intact. We also inspect for proper grounding to ensure your well pump is as protected as it can be in the event of a lightning strike.

Inspecting The Well Pressure Switch

The well pressure switch is responsible for turning the well pump on and off. Over time, build up can occur on the points that make contact when the pressure switch closes. We will inspect the pressure switch to ensure it is in good working condition.

DNR Recommended Annual Water Test

Because the quality of groundwater does change, for your safety the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources strongly recommends that well owners test their water annually for bacteria, nitrates, and arsenic. 

Inspection Of The Well Cap

The well cap keeps the water that you drink safe. If your well cap is not sealed and is allowing insects and rodents to enter your well, your drinking water (and neighboring drinking water) can be contaminated. A properly sealed vermin proof well seal is critical to clean, healthy and safe well water. We validate it is during our well pump tune up.

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