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What You Need To Know About Well Water In London Ontario

By June 20, 2018 December 16th, 2019 Blog

What you need to know about well water in London Ontario | Triton Plumbing Service London Ontario Plumber

Do you ever think about your water?

It’s okay if the answer is “no”—most people don’t.

However, if you get your water from a well you may want to be more informed.

Groundwater that comes from a well is usually safe, thanks to the overlying soil filtering out harmful microorganisms.

However, any qualified general plumbing repair contractor can tell you that well water contamination is possible.

You don’t have to panic, though.

All you have to do is know how to test and maintain your well.

Maintaining Your Well

Since well water comes from wells, knowing how to maintain the well that supplies your water is important.

Make sure to check your well cap on a regular basis to make sure it has a watertight, secure seal.

Next, inspect the well casing.

All the casing’s joints and connections should be sealed.

You should seal any cracks in the casing as well.

Finally, inspect the well pump, as well as any visible pipes leading out of the well.

Make sure the pump is running smoothly and the pipes are sealed and not leaking.

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Testing Well Water

Any existing well should have its water tested at least three times a year.

You should do this even if the water seems clean and clear, because it may have harmful bacteria nor contaminants on it which are tasteless.

If you notice any changes to your water’s smell, taste, color or clearness, though, get your water tested right away.

If you notice any changes to your water’s smell, taste, color or clearness, though, get your water tested right away.

The London Middlesex Health Unit offers this service to residential homes for free – visit their website to find out more.

You’ll have to visit them on site to get a sterile bottle, which you then fill with a sample of your well water and return to them for testing.

Keep in mind that the sterile sample bottle is the only container the lab will accept, since other containers may have contaminants on them that will invalidate the test results.

If the tests show that your well water is contaminated, you will need to disinfect your well.

This can be as simple as adding bleach to your well and letting it sit up to 24 hours before flushing your system.

In the worst-case scenario, though, you may even need to sink a new well.

Having said all this, remember that well water does contain naturally occurring minerals.

While these minerals can alter the taste, smell, or even color of the water, they’re not a health hazard.

If you want to eliminate these minerals from your water, you’ll need to invest in a filtration system or a distillation system.

The Middlesex Health Unit also offers a service to remind you when it’s time to test your water. To sign up for it, click here.

Contact Triton Plumbing Service Today

If you have a problem with your well, contact Triton Plumbing & Service immediately, either at their website or by calling (226) 270-6424.

One of our experts will be happy to provide information and set up an appointment to help you solve your plumbing problem.

Call us today, and we’ll be there as soon as possible to solve your well water woes and get you drinking clean, clear, fresh water once again.

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Serving London and SWO

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