A And T Well Pumps Raleigh

Reasons to Get Your Well Water Tested Immediately

More than 3 million North Carolina residents rely on well water as their primary drinking source, yet fewer than 200,000 wells were tested for contaminants in the last decade (2000-2010). This is a scary but true statistic. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be on the wrong side of it. Regular testing and maintenance is a good preventative, be-on-the-safe-side idea, but there are certain conditions or nearby activities that would make testing your well water immediately a top priority. This is a handy list from the EPA that details what conditions or nearby activities would be cause for concern, and what to test for:
Conditions or Nearby Activities: Test for:
Recurring gastro-intestinal illness Coliform bacteria
Household plumbing or service lines that contain lead pH, lead, copper
Radon in indoor air or region is radon rich Radon
Corrosion of pipes, plumbing Corrosion, pH, lead
Nearby areas of intensive agriculture Nitrate, nitrite, pesticides, coliform bacteria
Coal or other mining operations nearby Metals, pH, corrosion
Gas drilling operations nearby Chloride, sodium, barium, strontium
Dump, junkyard, landfill, factory, gas station or dry-cleaning operation nearby Volatile organic compounds, total dissolved solids, pH, sulfate, chloride, metals
Odor of gasoline or fuel oil, and near gas station or buried fuel tanks Volatile organic compounds
Objectionable taste or smell Hydrogen sulfide, corrosion, metals
Stained plumbing fixtures, laundry Iron, copper, manganese
Salty taste and seawater, or a heavily salted roadway nearby Chloride, total dissolved solids, sodium
Scaly residues, soaps don’t lather Hardness
Rapid wear of water treatment equipment pH, corrosion
Water softener needed to treat hardness Manganese, iron
Water appears cloudy, frothy or colored Color, detergents
As you can see, there is no shortage of sources of contamination. Hopefully our readers find this list helpful and realize that it’s a really good idea to get their well water tested regularly even if they don’t fall into one of these categories.

Ready to get your well water tested?

If you live in the greater Raleigh area, consider A&T Well and Pump, a reputable company that specializes in well drilling, maintenance, and repairs. They will test the water, inspect the well, make any necessary repairs, and then disinfect the well before you resume using the water. If you have any of the concerns detailed above, or just want to get some routine testing and maintenance done, contact us today by calling 919-291-4063 or by filling out the appointment request form at the top of the page.

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