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Houston Water Well Services

Responsive Professional Assistance with Water Wells in Houston

A water well is a man-made hole drilled into the ground that taps into an aquifer, allowing us to access and use underground water sources. It can be a dependable and cost-effective way to provide clean drinking water for households, farms, and communities. 

Water wells need regular maintenance and professional attention to ensure their structural integrity. Over time, the pipes and seals of a water well can become worn out or corroded, which can lead to leaks. Additionally, a lack of proper filtration systems may cause contaminants to enter the well, leading to unsafe drinking water. Regular inspections by a professional will help identify any potential problems before they turn into major issues.

At Santhoff Plumbing, we are prepared to meet all of your water well needs. Our Houston water well services are backed by a satisfaction guarantee and include everything from routine preventative maintenance to emergency repairs. Our experts have over 200 years of combined experience and have served hundreds of thousands of customers, so you can trust that your water well is in good hands.

Dealing with an issue with your water well or cannot remember the last time it was inspected? Give us a call at (713) 360-2185 or contact us online today.

How Often Does My Houston Water Well Need Professional Maintenance?

Like any plumbing fixture, a water well needs regular maintenance to proactively avoid problems and ensure peak functionality. By investing in routine professional maintenance, you can trust that your water well is doing its job of supplying clean and safe drinking water to your home. Without consistent maintenance, your water well could develop leaks, or its filtration systems could fail. 

Your water well needs annual maintenance, meaning our experts should perform a full inspection at least once a year even if you do not encounter any obvious problems. We may recommend more frequent maintenance if you have had frequent issues with your water well in the past.

Our inspections include verifying that your system is running up to code, testing the water supply for impurities, and checking for changes in ground conditions that might affect foundation stability or require re-drilling deeper into an aquifer. The sooner we catch any issues, the better, as small problems can quickly grow into disruptive emergencies if left unaddressed. 

When Does My Water Well Need Emergency Repairs?

If your water well sustains unexpected damage or contamination, it may require emergency repairs. Broken pipes, clogged filters, collapsed walls, and damaged seals are all major concerns that require prompt action. Contamination represents a serious health risk and can result in dangerous amounts of bacteria or other pollutants entering your water supply. If nothing is done, these issues can lead to unsafe drinking water that can harm you and your loved ones. There are several warning signs that signal when it is time to call in a professional.

Do not wait to call Santhoff Plumbing if you notice any of the following issues:

  • Cloudy or muddy water. Visibly murky water sourced from a water well can be caused by a variety of factors, including turbidity, sediment, and microbial growth. Turbidity is the presence of suspended particles in the water that cause it to appear cloudy or muddy. Sediment in the water may come from construction activities near the well, erosion or runoff from nearby land, or leakage from septic tanks and other sources. Microbial growth such as bacteria and algae can also lead to cloudy or muddy water due to their natural byproducts. These types of growth are often found in wells that are not properly maintained and/or have poor filtration systems installed. You may experience changes in water quality due to shifts in underground geological formations leading to increased levels of sedimentation, dissolved minerals, and/or tannins released from decaying organic matter. No matter the specific cause, it is not safe to drink dirty water, and you should immediately reach out to our specialists to diagnose and correct the problem.
  • A sustained decrease in water pressure. Both mechanical and environmental causes can trigger a decrease in water pressure in a water well. On the mechanical side, worn-out or corroded pipes and seals can cause leaks that lead to decreased pressure. These issues may be due to a lack of consistent maintenance or improper installation. The pump itself may need to be serviced if it is not functioning correctly or needs to be replaced due to age or damage. Environmental factors can also contribute to lower water pressure in wells. This includes changes in the surrounding ground conditions such as an increase in sediment or dissolved minerals, which can clog the pipes leading to a decrease in pressure. Underground geological formation shifts can disrupt the flow of groundwater, resulting in lower water pressure. If there are nearby sources of pollution such as agricultural runoff or septic tanks these contaminants may enter the water supply and cause bacteria and other pollutants that reduce pressure levels.
  • A drop in water levels. One of the most common causes of low water levels in a well is an excessive demand for groundwater, which leads to its eventual depletion in a given area. This could be due to too many wells being drilled in one area or from overuse of the existing wells. The presence of impermeable layers like clay or shale rock in the aquifer can also make it more difficult for groundwater to replenish, leading to lower water levels. Some human activities such as mining or large-scale construction projects may disrupt underground water sources and reduce their levels. Implementing a lasting solution will require accurately diagnosing the nature of the problem.
  • Strange noises coming from your pump. Unusual noises coming from a water well are often the result of mechanical problems with the pump system. Corroded pipes and seals can create air bubbles and loud gurgling noises. A pump that is not operating correctly due to seized parts or blockages in the pipes may also produce concerning screeching or clicking sounds. Shifts in underground geological formations or an increase in sediment levels can lead to bubbling or hissing sounds. Even contamination can sometimes generate bizarre noises as bacteria and algae enter and fester in the water supply. 

We are available 24/7 for emergency Houston water well services, so if you discover a concerning problem with your system, do not hesitate to contact us online or call (713) 360-2185.

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