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Does My Well Water Need to Be Tested?

Your well water may tell you that it needs to be tested. There can be signs that there are problems with the water flowing into your home or business. King Water Wells cannot stress enough how important it is to have your well water tested regularly. You not only consume the water flowing out of the taps but you also bathe in it. Here are signs that you need to have a well water test.

Changes in the Water

One of the first clues that you need to have your water tested is changes in the water itself. Your water may develop an unpleasant odor, it may taste different, or it may change in appearance, such as turning cloudy or dirty. All of these things definitely point to a problem with your well water, including the possibility of having too much hydrogen sulfide gas in it. If this is the case, your well water will taste like rotten eggs.

2. Sewage Failure

If you recently had a problem with your sewage or your septic tank backed up into your home, you definitely want to have your well water tested. It’s also important to have the water well itself inspected to make sure that none of the sewage made its way into the well. If this is the case, your family could become seriously ill from being exposed to the water flowing into your home.

3. Exterior Flooding

Contaminants are introduced into your home or business’ water well system if it floods outside. As the floodwaters flow into the well, it’s important to keep in mind that they have picked up contaminants during their journey. One of the most common problems residential water wells face is agricultural runoff from other properties.

4. Prior Contamination

If you’ve already dealt with water well contamination issues, we hate to say it but you are more susceptible to them again. This is especially true if your water well has had multiple contamination issues in the past. In some cases, the contamination problems could be coming from old water well parts that need to be replaced.

5. Everyone Is Sick

Finally, if everyone is getting sick all the time, you could have contaminated well water. The most common signs of problems with your well water include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, head to the doctor to have the specific bacterial infection identified. Remember, a water well can breed dangerous bacteria if not cared for.

King Water Wells in Rockford, MI, would be happy to test your well water. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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