Frequently Asked Questions
Below are common questions we have been asked over the years.
Call or email us if you have additional questions.
- Are 2 inch wells illegal?
- Yes and no. An existing 2 inch well that is in a pit, is not illegal. However, when a home is sold or when a new 2 inch well is installed, it cannot be in a well pit. In both of these instances the well pump and tank must be above grade in accordance with current well construction code.
- My 2 inch well is not producing water like it used to. Can I use muriatic acid to clean the screen?
- No. Introducing acid to the well will not make it to the screen due to the bremmer check valve on top of the screen. It is also not a good idea to "shoot" any projectile down the well.
- How often should my pump cycle?
- It depends on the size of the tank. On average, once the pump shuts off you should be able to flush a toilet two to three times before it turns back on. It should take longer for larger tanks.
- Why does my pump kick on every time I use water?
- It is possible that the tank is water logged. This does not necessarily mean the tank is bad. It could just be that it has lost a majority of the air needed to do its job efficiently.
- I noticed water standing in a puddle around my well. What should I do?
- If this occurs, turn power off to the well and give us a call. Most likely the fitting at the well has rotted off and needs to be replaced.
- My pump runs for no reason. What could be causing this to happen?
- When there are no leaking faucets or a running toilet, then the problem is most likely in the well. It could be caused by a faulty check valve in the pump for submersible pumps or in the supply line on a jet pump. It could also be a rotted fitting somewhere in the system.
- How long should a well last?
- Most wells have an average life expectancy between 45 to 50 years with routine maintenance.