Can My Well Water Freeze?
As winter approaches, you may be wondering if your well water runs the risk of freezing when the temperature outside drops below freezing. The short answer is YES. In North Carolina, there is a very good chance that your well water will freeze.
If you wake up on an especially cold morning and find yourself with limited or no water pressure, your system might be frozen, an above ground pipe is most likely the culprit. Your tank, pressure switch, or pressure pump could also be frozen. You should be able to identify which parts are frozen by looking at them. If you can’t immediately find the frozen pipes, you may have to do a little detective work. Trying different faucets throughout the house might point you in the right direction.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
The best way to deal with frozen pipes is to prevent them from happening in the first place. The simplest way to reduce the chances of your pipes freezing is to let your faucets continually drip warm water. This keeps a little bit of water moving through both your hot and cold water lines.
Call a Well Pump Specialist in Raleigh
Unfortunately, frozen pipes can cause significant damage, and your well pump could stop working. Your pipes could also be damaged from the expanding water, resulting in leaks. If you experience any problems with your well due to freezing temperatures, don’t hesitate to call the licensed residential water well specialists at A & T Well and Pump. We are here to service your immediate needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (919) 291-4063 or fill out the form below.