If you are a new well owner or are interested in one, you likely have a number of questions, and the following guide will provide you with some answers:

Can A Well Be Drilled During The Winter?

Wells can be drilled all year-round, including the winter. The cold will slow you down a little bit, and the process may take longer, but it is possible to drill a residential well in the winter, and the project would not cost more because drilling companies charge by the foot and not the hour, so you won’t have to worry about this aspect. The average residential drilling project takes a couple of days to complete, but it may take a week if it’s cold out. In reality, some well locations are more feasible during the winter because when the ground freezes, it allows technicians to access and drill spots that would be impossible to get to during the summer.

Is A Drilled Well Or A Dug Well Better?

A drilled well is almost always safe from biological contamination and is less affected by seasonal quantity and quality problems when compared to a dug well. Another aspect you need to consider is cost, and this is generally the same for a properly constructed dug well and a properly constructed drilled well. It’s also important to note that selling a home with a drilled well is a lot easier than selling a home with a dug well, and this is because dug wells often fail to meet certain bank standards, so they will refuse a mortgage as a result.

Is A New Well Expensive To Install?

It’s hard to say how much a new well will cost because it’s impossible to determine how deep the technicians will have to drill. A reputable company will provide you with a detailed model for your area, and this will include best and worst case scenarios, and the information will be based on the wells that already exist around your area. The company will update you every step of the way and will inform you of any new information before they continue with the process. Other factors like salt contamination, oil contamination and equipment failures will affect the price as well. Communicate with your driller from start to finish.

What Should I Do If I Have Bacteria In My Well?

Stop drinking the water right away, and don’t use the water to brush your teeth. You need to boil the water before drinking it or using it in foods, and you need to call a professional drilling and pump company right away. They will tell you why you are experiencing this problem and will provide you with a solution. Do not pour bleach into your well, as this is unsafe and ineffective.

Muskoka Wells Drilling and Pump Services can help you with all of your well needs. If you’d like more information or have additional questions, contact us today!