As a homeowner with a private well, you’re responsible for the upkeep of the well and its systems. One piece of regular maintenance is to have the well chlorinated, either because there are signs of bacteria, or as part of your preventative maintenance schedule. Although home owners can perform well chlorination themselves, this is not recommended as it involves working with chemicals, and some complex steps to make sure the well system is not damaged during the process. Don’t risk making a mistake. Let us do it for you, instead.
Why chlorinate my well?
Well chlorination is an easy and inexpensive way to disinfect your home well system, including the pipework that runs into your home. Chlorine is used to kill harmless bacteria in the well, and remove iron build up. The bacteria, if left untreated, can cause an unpleasant odor in the water. If you are interested in talking about the well chlorination service offered by Jacksonville Well Repair, please head on over to our contact page for more on how to get in touch and make an appointment.
When does my well need to be chlorinated?
If you notice a sulfur smell in cold water, this could indicate bacteria which should be treated by chlorination. Similarly, if you notice iron build up, which appears as a slime in the toilet tank, it is time to call in Jacksonville Well Repair to perform proper well chlorination. Even without these symptoms, it is good practice to have your well chlorinated annually, as part of preventative maintenance, and to have the process done if you have other repair work being done on your well.
Can I chlorinate my well myself?
It is possible for homeowners to chlorinate their own wells - however, this should only be done if you’re experienced in home repair, and have thoroughly read and researched the process needed for your well type. Make sure you wear protective goggles when handling chemicals, and turn off the circuit breaker before you get started. If you are unfamiliar with the process required for well chlorination, it is best to call in a professional contractor to do the job - getting it wrong can cause further problems, and more hassle for you and your family. Give us a call today.
Our well chlorination service
Well chlorination is simple when carried out by experienced experts - however, your home will be without water for some hours after the treatment, so the timing of the process is important. Please talk to the contractor who comes to your home to make sure you understand the aftercare needed for the process to work properly. To make an appointment, give us a call on the number here on our website, or use the online contact option available on the contact page. Our team are very happy to come to your home at the most convenient time possible for you and your family.