The Value of Routine Well Water System Maintenance

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The Water Dr. LLC is a professional well water company, looking to educate homeowners on the basics of maintaining well water systems.

Well water systems can be baffling for home owners, and we hope to provide some insight. Well water system maintenance is an important part of home ownership and keeping your family healthy and safe! Before we get into the nitty gritty of system maintenance, a little background about the company for those of you who are not familiar with The Water Dr.!

Water Dr. LLC was created 2010, by Richard Hallet (Rick) and his wife, Suzanne. Rick has worked in the well water industry the majority of his adult life. Rick had always wanted to start his own business and provide his customers with a high-quality service he could be proud of. Rick, at the time was well into his 40s, but knew he could make it work, and took a leap of faith. With the support of his family, he achieved his goal. The Water Dr. is still a family owned and operated business, that has proudly been serving the state of Connecticut! The Water Dr. LLC is based in Ansonia and serves the entire state of Connecticut!

It can be difficult to understand all the components, and value of the routine maintenance of a well water system, so let’s equate the system to something most people are very familiar with, car maintenance! Maintaining your well water equipment annually is, in our mind, as important as changing your car’s oil every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. As with cars, if you do not maintain the equipment on a regular basis, the equipment will function with less efficiency, which in turn will decrease life expectancy.

The two major components to a well system are the well pump and well tank. These two components work together to bring water into your house, to your faucets and toilets when you need them. If one component is not functioning properly, the other will suffer accordingly. When you service your equipment annually, you are ensuring the longevity of the equipment. One of the most common issues with well water systems is equipment malfunction due to lack of system maintenance, this is an avoidable problem. However, many homeowners aren’t even aware their system needs routine maintenance, so spread the word!  We recommend servicing your well water system once, per year or at the very least once every 2 years (the equivalent of 3,000 miles – 5,000 miles oil changes). This is in line with most equipment manufacturer recommendations.

Well water system maintenance requirements can vary based on the needs of the family, well depth, water quality, type of equipment and a variety of other factors. If you’d like more information on what maintenance would be recommended for your specific system, please give the office a call at 203-732-8585 and we’d be happy to assist!

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If you have no water, don’t hesitate to call us at any time.

Our expert plumbers have years of experience with well pumps, both installation, and repair. We’ll have your water back up and running in no time.

Testimonials

Every time someone comes out and helps us with our maintenance they are always so professional, prompt, informative & helpful. We will never use another service to assist with our well system.
- Daniela D.
Water Dr replaced my well pump and drop piping this week, Their prices were competitive and our service tech Josh was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He noticed that our well cap was a driller's cap and not a sealed well cap required by code. He also noticed that there was no check valve anywhere along the 280 feet of drop pipe. Our previous well company replaced our well pump back in 2002 and never mentioned any of this. Josh also gave me other great tips on the type of filter to use for my water system and how many times to change it during the year to help prevent the rings in our toilet bowls caused by excess iron. Water Dr just gained a new customer for life Thank you Matt (owner) and Josh for doing such a great job!!!!!!!!!!!
- Darren P.
I contacted WaterDR for a mitigation system for a high Radon reading after a home inspection. I spoke directly with one of the technician’s “Joe “ he was absolutely polite and informative. We needed him to come the following day! I have to say they were on time and very professional. After fully explaining everything they immediately began to work. They were excellent, they finished the job in about 3 hours. They cleaned up their debris as if they were never there. I am happy to report that because of the system my Radon level was way below the minimum standards. I would very much recommend this company to anyone. Thanks again for the piece of mind.
- Gerald T.
After my water unexpectedly decided to stop working one night, I called The Water Doctor and I’m so glad I did. They were at my door the next morning (only because it was so late at night when I called) and got the water running temporarily even though my problems were so severe. They knew exactly what to do and they are so understanding that if you don’t have water you can’t live without it! If you have a water problem and want great service and the best price, these are the only guys to call for a fast and friendly solution.
- George D.
Joey from the Water Dr. was amazing. He displayed a high level of professionalism and great customer service skills. He took his time to explain the process and what’s needed in regards to follow-up.
- Nakea R.
Amazing service! I would highly recommend this company. Our water suddenly stopped working around 6 pm. We called Water Dr and Joey came out within 15 minutes. He was nice, professional, and very knowledgeable. He worked hard in the dark to make sure we got our pump fixed so that we could get water back ASAP. 5 Stars!
- Kelly M.
Joey from the Water Doctor was very knowledgeable. He fixed the issue that the builder did not take care of! He was professional , helpful and I’m grateful to have clean water!!! Thank you so much!!!!
- Nancy E.
Omg Bill was the technician and he was wonderful. I've had water doctor service my well for 6 years and have always been satisfied with the service. Thankfully they have only had to come out for 1 emergency and they were right there.i would recommend
- Td M.
These guys are a pleasure to deal with and will not leave you “dry” …worked till after 9pm to ensure we we’re up and running..and the techs are well versed in their trade! A professional outfit!! They found we had a deep well, and went back to get their “new rig” (at 6pm) and had the pump pulled and changed, system pressure tested, and a new pressure tank fitted In basement and water running by 9:30. Now that’s service!!!!
- Alexander M.
Woke up to no water. Called Water Dr. at 7:35. Someone was at my house before 9 AM. Workers were friendly and efficient and clearly explained everything. Everything was completed by 10:30 and I was giving clear instructions on what should be done over the next 24 hours. I will definitely be calling them again for any future water needs/issues.
- Mike G.
Josh was awesome. Visited Saturday morning for a service, we needed a system change. Back out Monday, work was clean fast and he explained everything. Highly recommend.
- Malcolm C.
This company was amazing. We are selling our home and the inspection showed well contamination and radon in the basement. They came out on the appointment day and addressed both problems the same day even though it was later in the evening. They were very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail so we understood the process. I would highly recommend them.
- Pamela F.
They are very responsive. I had them install my filter system and now they come to clean. Friendly, honest and organized. THANK YOU
- John B.
Josh and the other technicians at Water Doctor are real experts and extremely knowledgeable. Even better, for the one obscure piece of equipment I had they had little experience with, they admitted they would have to check with someone else in the company before rending an opinion. These guys are honest, smart, ethical and have fair pricing. They won’t sell you in stuff you don’t need, but are honest and will demonstrate why some things need to be replaced. I highly recommend them without reservation.
- Chip T.
Every time someone comes out and helps us with our maintenance they are always so professional, prompt, informative & helpful. We will never use another service to assist with our well system.
- Daniela D.
Water Dr replaced my well pump and drop piping this week, Their prices were competitive and our service tech Josh was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He noticed that our well cap was a driller's cap and not a sealed well cap required by code. He also noticed that there was no check valve anywhere along the 280 feet of drop pipe. Our previous well company replaced our well pump back in 2002 and never mentioned any of this. Josh also gave me other great tips on the type of filter to use for my water system and how many times to change it during the year to help prevent the rings in our toilet bowls caused by excess iron. Water Dr just gained a new customer for life Thank you Matt (owner) and Josh for doing such a great job!!!!!!!!!!!
- Darren P.