3 Homeowners Tips When You Have or Want a Water Well

Posted on: 25 October 2018

A water well can revitalize your home like nothing else. Whether you bought a home that already has a water well or you'd like to improve the property with a water well installation, you'll need to know how to handle it. By taking the time to study water wells, touch base with professionals, and make the right decisions, your home will be all the better for it. Utilize the strategies in this piece to get started. 

Tip #1: Figure out what to do if your new home already has a water well

If you purchase a home that already has a water well, your work isn't necessarily done. First things first, you need to bring a contractor out to inspect the well to see if it is still drawing water. If it is, you will need to get the water tested to make sure it is clean and not contaminated. Many people enjoy having a water well but do not necessarily want to maintain it. If you like the fixture and want to plug the well, you can pay as little as $50 or so to have a professional handle it. If you are going to move forward with owning the well, buy a maintenance plan that will let you make repairs to the well pumps and other fixtures when you need them.

Tip #2: Touch base with water well contractors if you'd like a new installation

If you need a new water well installation, touch base with two or three different contractors that can give you estimates. Drilling a well can cost you as little as approximately $1,500 or as much as $12,000. They will need to inspect your property to find the best place to drill and install it. Always be sure the water well contractor is licensed and check their references.

Tip #3: Set up your yard to accommodate your water well

Finally, be certain that you keep up with your yard so that the water well remains a great fixture. Something as simple as installing a patio can enhance your water well as a fixture in your yard and is a great place for you to relax. You can get a great patio installed for as little as $700 and as much as $4,000. Figure out the best way to maximize your yard and your water well will benefit.

Consider these tips so that you can really maximize owning a water well. 

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