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We stay on top of our industry. From the latest drilling techniques to best practices in commercial and residential well repair, this is the place to learn.

Well Water Conservation And You

April 20th, 2023|

Well Water Conservation Good well owners understand the importance of water conservation. If they notice their wells are leaking, they should get it fixed right away to prevent wasting [...]

Signs of Hard Water

April 4th, 2023|

Signs of Hard Water Did you know that in North Central Florida, it’s common for homeowners to experience “extremely hard” or “very hard” water from their well due to [...]

Dealing with Perchlorate

February 12th, 2023|

Dealing with Perchlorate Perchlorate, an additive to rocket fuel that is toxic to humans, has been in the news lately. Although it's not a problem for most people who [...]

Corrosive Water and Your Well

January 12th, 2023|

Corrosive Water and Your Well Corrosion occurs when metals are chemically or physically altered by the environment. Well water can cause corrosion within your home's plumbing system by gradually [...]

Your Well Isn’t Dry

December 20th, 2022|

Your Well Isn’t Dry! You thought your well was going dry, but that wasn’t the case. Instead, you may be surprised that your water usage has been higher than [...]

Well Storage Tank

November 12th, 2022|

Well Storage Tank If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, we recommend that you get yourself a storage tank system instead of the conventional system: Does [...]

Constant Pressure Pumps

November 5th, 2022|

Constant Pressure Pumps Over the last ten years, there has been a significant increase in the sales of constant pressure pumps. Pretty much everyone involved in plumbing sells them, [...]

Well Water Sulfur Gas

October 31st, 2022|

Well Water Sulfur Gas If your water has the smell of rotten eggs to it, then your water is afflicted by sulfur gas. While you may think there isn’t [...]

Tannins and Your Well Water

October 31st, 2022|

Tannins and Your Well Water A byproduct of the natural fermentation progress, tannins – also known as humic or fulvic acid – are created as water passes through decaying [...]

Common Well Drilling Issues

October 15th, 2022|

Common Well Drilling Issues Drilling for clean, uncontaminated water can be challenging. From residential and commercial work to missionary drilling, rig operators — regardless of their experience level — [...]

Is My Well Leaking?

August 20th, 2022|

Is My Well Leaking? For all the peace of mind, a well system can offer, there is plenty that can worry you, too. For example, imagine having a leak [...]

Why is My Water Slimy

May 26th, 2022|

Why is My Water Slimy Every now and then, well water workers get calls from people telling us that their water is slimy. This can mean several different things, [...]

Basics of Water Well Safety

May 8th, 2022|

Basics of Water Well Safety Water sourced from private home wells can be a clean, wonderful source of drinking water. These well systems provide naturally sourced water free of [...]

Can A Water Well Leak

April 8th, 2022|

Can A Water Well Leak When we think about water leaks, we usually think about our plumbing systems. As the owner of a well, you may wonder if water [...]

What is Water Treatment?

March 20th, 2022|

What is Water Treatment? Homes with well water systems can benefit greatly from water treatment systems. Well water is very "hard" - There are a lot of minerals and [...]

Do I Need Groundwater?

February 26th, 2022|

Do I Need Groundwater? If you have a water well system on your property, that's great! But you may see the title of this article and raise an eyebrow. [...]

What are Chlorine Tablets?

February 8th, 2022|

What are Chlorine Tablets? Shock chlorination is a pretty common topic when it comes to the maintenance of your well. Like any other part of your home, your well [...]

Well Cap Maintenance

December 15th, 2021|

Well Cap Maintenance Many people with well water systems know how important it is to maintain the pump, but what about the cap? Many water well problems are indeed [...]

Checking a Bladder Tank

November 14th, 2021|

Checking a Bladder Tank If you have a bladder tank, you should be aware that ensuring your system is functioning properly is essential to performance. This should be done [...]

Wells and Hurricane Safety

October 22nd, 2021|

Hurricane season may as well be the fifth season for Floridians. After a hurricane, property owners who rely on well water face many important questions. Is my well water [...]

Is My Well Going Dry?

October 15th, 2021|

Whether you've experienced a recent drought or your property runneth over with standing water, the prospect of a dry well can creep itself into any homeowner's mind suddenly and [...]

Digging Your Own Well

September 17th, 2021|

Believe it or not, people ask all the time if they can dig their own well. Sure, it sounds easy – we've all seen wells in cartoons, and they [...]

Are Residential Wells Safe?

September 10th, 2021|

Something we hear from people who don't know a lot about private well systems are concerns that wells aren't safe. Old stories of children trapped in uncovered wells come [...]

Why Abandon a Water Well?

August 27th, 2021|

Without any question, water is one of Florida's most precious resources. Everything ties back to our state's water supply. Much of that supply comes from areas of porous minerals [...]

What is Artesian Water?

August 20th, 2021|

You see the phrase all over. There might be fliers in your mailbox advertising subscription to an artesian water source. That bottle of water that's a little more expensive [...]

How to Drill a Well

August 6th, 2021|

Suppose you're one of the millions of homeowners who are now considering hopping onboard the well water wagon. Welcome aboard. We're sure you've got questions. One of the most [...]

Biofouling: What To Do

June 6th, 2021|

One of the most dangerous potential hazards you face as the owner of a private well system is the presence of "iron bacteria", also called iron biofouling. Iron bacteria [...]

Irrigation Well Testing

April 9th, 2021|

In a previous article, we discussed the basics of irrigation wells.  Although an irrigation well is not used for human consumption and therefore a filtration system is not needed [...]

Drought Water Usage

March 19th, 2021|

In Florida, we are pretty fortunate to have consistent rain throughout the year. Especially during the summer, where you can sometimes set your clocks to the afternoon thunderstorms. With [...]

Is Your Lawn Too Dry?

February 26th, 2021|

Although Florida has sufficient and consistent rainfall throughout most of the year, Florida is also prone to drought-like conditions, especially during the winter months.  This can cause problems with [...]

Know Where To Dig For Water

February 19th, 2021|

Many people often wonder, when digging wells, how do we know where to dig for water. Fortunately, technology and people’s understanding of geology has advanced to the point where [...]

Overwatering Your Lawn

January 8th, 2021|

Florida’s nickname as the “Sunshine State” is a misnomer, especially in the spring and summer seasons where you can set your clock by the regular afternoon thunderstorms. Unfortunately, many [...]

What is Water Softening?

December 18th, 2020|

Water softening is the process that removes certain chemicals, such as calcium or magnesium from a water source. It is an important process that has many benefits, including benefits [...]

What Causes Sinkholes?

November 30th, 2020|

A sinkhole is a hole in the ground that is a result of the ground collapsing into itself.  A sinkhole can be a slow gradual process that occurs over [...]

Low Pressure in Wells

November 23rd, 2020|

Many homes in Florida are equipped with a private well system for many reasons.  Although there are many benefits to owning a private well, there are also disadvantages as [...]

How to Purify Well Water

November 3rd, 2020|

Many homes and businesses in Florida get their drinking water from private wells.  However, the state does not regulate private wells like municipal water. This means that for some [...]

Well Rehabilitation: What Is That?

September 24th, 2020|

Well rehabilitation is the process to restore a well from deterioration, abandonment, or decommission to full functionality.  A well is deteriorating when regular maintenance work no longer suffices and [...]

Decommissioning A Well

September 4th, 2020|

Decommissioning a well is an extremely important process. When a well becomes abandoned or no longer needed, it is important to have it decommissioned properly.  Just because a well [...]

Fixing Low Water Pressure

June 26th, 2020|

Low water pressure occurs for a variety of reasons. It’s possible that you’ve expanded the draw on the well without expanding the power of the well. This can occur [...]

Golf Course Irrigation 101

May 15th, 2020|

Essentially every golf course in the world has an advanced irrigation system. These systems add extra water to the course when necessary during times of rain shortage. Most courses [...]

Safety Tips For Your Well

March 30th, 2020|

One of the main focuses for any and all homeowners is the safety of themselves and their families. Which is a completely understandable impulse, but how can homeowners actually [...]

Eco-Friendly Irrigation

January 23rd, 2020|

A majority of water intended for use in irrigation is instead lost to environmental factors. These include issues such as evaporation, windy conditions, bad irrigation system design, poor installation, [...]

Winterizing An Irrigation System

December 30th, 2019|

Maintenance is important in protecting any system in a home: HVAC, plumbing, and yes, irrigation. One of the most important irrigation maintenance tasks is winterizing the irrigation system. Winterization [...]

Water Conditioners 101

December 2nd, 2019|

Water Conditioners are very useful parts of the water system in a home, particularly if the home runs on well water. People that use municipal water are often only [...]

Common Hard Water Problems

November 25th, 2019|

Hard water can lead to a surprising amount of issues. Those who are without softeners may not understand just how detrimental hard water can be. In fact, 80% of [...]

Water & Well Use Fun Facts

November 18th, 2019|

With the rise of metal straws and #SaveTheTurtles it’s safe to say that more Americans than ever are water conscious. This is great news, especially for well owners, as [...]

Florida Well Surveillance Program

November 11th, 2019|

Florida Department of Health is the state of Florida’s public health system. The system covers birth certificates, death certificates, and everything in between. Above all, the department works to [...]

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