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Expert Water Well Maintenance Tips From the Water Dr.


As the seasons' change, heavy rains, snow, and long periods of dryness can affect your well’s performance and health. 

Wells are an excellent way of providing high-quality water throughout your property; however, to ensure it remains safe, it is indispensable that you practice regular maintenance routines.

Regular Inspections

Scheduling regular inspections is the best way to guarantee clean and healthy water comes out of your faucets year-round. Call a trusted water company to run bacteria and common contaminant tests at least once a year. However, if you notice changes in your water’s taste, color, or odor, you should contact professionals immediately!

Check The Well Cover Often

Check your well cover frequently to confirm that it is securely sealed in place and that cracks or defects have not appeared. A good way to make certain that your well’s lid is always properly sealed is to weld or bolt it!  

Keep Hazardous Chemicals Away 

You can never be cautious enough when dealing with dangerous chemicals. Keep harsh and hazardous chemicals and materials away from your well as they may compromise the quality of the water and endanger you and your loved ones.

Landscape Carefully

Mowing the lawn is one of the most common causes of well damage. Consider manual methods to clean the grass surrounding your well to avoid damaging its casing!

Additionally, avoid using mulch or planting anything nearby, as this could attract pests and compromise your water quality. 

Choose Water Dr. LLC For All Your Well Services 

At Water Dr. LLC, we have the knowledge and equipment to repair, replace and maintain your well. Serving all of Connecticut, we have the best guaranteed well tank prices in the area.  

Contact us today to schedule a FREE quote; one of our friendly representatives will be happy to help you!

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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.