American Pump and Drilling Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Line’ Category

Property Changes: What You Should Know About Your Water

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Many homeowners are blessed with having a lot of property. This land can be anything you want it to be, depending on the zoning and the landscape. For instance, many homeowners have decided to build guest houses, home additions, or even home offices on their property.

This kind of creative endeavor is entirely up to you, and we support whatever decision you make! However, you’ll want to ensure it has access to plenty of water, and that the water isn’t taking away from your home’s water supply.

You might need a new well pump installation in Shelton, or a new well might need to be dug entirely, depending on the situation. Our team can help walk you through your options and do a preliminary evaluation so that you don’t have to worry.

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The Best Water Treatment for Pregnancy

Monday, December 18th, 2023

Family planning can be one of the most rewarding but difficult tasks to take on. First off, we’d just like to congratulate you on your new addition to the family and tell you that you’re on the right track to being more aware of your physical health.

Pregnancy is a time when women can be most in tune with their bodies and when health becomes a primary concern. While we’d argue that proper water filtration or purification is important at every stage of life, A newborn or pregnant woman requires an additional layer of protection to ensure a good outcome in the future.

It turns out that a lot of conventional cleaning methods, like chlorine and other chemicals that municipalities use to keep water safe, can actually be detrimental to pregnant women and newborns. But you’ve come to the right place after searching online for “water filtration system service near me.” Let’s discuss why these are considered contaminants and what you can do to prevent them from entering your home.

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Why Professional Well Drilling Is Required

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Drilling under the ground is a very complex task. There’s a lot to consider, it requires some pretty expensive equipment, and depending on how deep you need to drill, things can get exceptionally difficult. That’s why in some states, not only is well drilling nearly impossible to do on your own, but it can be illegal for someone who is unlicensed to try and do this work.

But the question we’re asking today is why is well drilling so difficult and why might a professional be required for this kind of work. They may be simple questions, but their answers are a lot more complicated, which we’ll get into down below.

If you’re a homeowner who’s looking to gain access to water on your property, the good news is that you’re already halfway there! Our experienced, professional team can get this done for you, just choose us as your next well drilling contractor in Tumwater.

What’s Under the Ground?

The first thing that we need to talk about whenever well drilling is brought up–is the ground. The contents of what lies below each property are going to differ greatly. Some homes are built upon tons of rock and clay that formed through ancient geological processes. Other houses are built on soft, loamy soil that’s quite easy to dig through (and exceptionally good for gardening). These are only two examples, but they can differ drastically since they both might have a large amount of water hidden underneath.

In order to properly and efficiently drill on your property for a well, we need to evaluate what might be below the dirt that lies at your feet. Also, we need the right equipment that can handle this kind of work, which is why it’s imperative to work with a team of professionals.

Expensive Equipment

Digging for a well isn’t like it was in the old days. It’s not just a bunch of contractors with shovels taking shifts, we use extremely effective digging equipment that can remove lots of dirt. We even use powerful drills that can break apart rock and remove it when it’s in the way of groundwater.

However, this equipment isn’t easy to purchase for yourself to use and you have to hold a license from the Department of Ecology in order to do so.. for your well.

Experience and Efficiency

There’s a lot of experience required for digging a well properly, and even just a small deviation from the process could lead to some huge problems. Not to mention the fact that professional well diggers are educated and licensed to do the work properly, which means you’ll have a professional to complete the project.

You can always count on American Pump and Drilling for a job well done. Contact us today!

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How Water Treatment Systems Work

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Have you ever wondered whether a water filter would be right for your home? Perhaps you’ve seen products advertised on TV or the internet, showing a cool attachment for your sink or refrigerator. These can be cost-effective but are likely not the correct product for long-term treatment of your water.

The issue of impure water is a problem that goes back centuries. Ever since people have had homes, they’ve had to work hard making systems that clean water or at least make it usable for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and other work. Dirty water can not only spoil meals and make things uncomfortable in your home, but it’s just not as usable as clean, crisp water.

Our team specializes in whole home water filtration units that are designed to clean all of the water that gets drawn into or around your house. Whether it comes from a well or from your local municipality, whole house water filtration can be a powerful ally when trying to achieve clean, potable water.

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The Benefits of a Water Softener

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Hard water can be a serious problem for any home. It brings with it many challenges, both having to do with personal health and the well-being of your plumbing system, which means you’re better off removing the minerals from your water.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post that’s meant to scare anyone. Hard water is safe to drink and use for bathing, but just because it’s safe doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with its own side effects and problems that you’ll end up dealing with long term.

Today, we’re going to highlight one of the most important tools when dealing with hard water, and that’s a water softener. These systems are powerful enough to remove the mineral content of any incoming water while also being efficient to use minimal resources while performing this job. If you feel like a new water softener in Lacey is the right choice for your home, then don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team.

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What to Do Before a Well Pump Installation

Monday, October 9th, 2023

So, you’ve settled on the fact that you want to get a new well pump installed on your property. That’s great! In Olympia and the surrounding areas, wells are a fantastic way to get clean, potable water from right beneath your property.

However, this can only be achieved with the help of an electronic pump that can push that water against gravity and into your home. And, the process can get a bit more complicated if you don’t have a well drilled either.

Don’t worry, we keep things simple. Most of the work we can handle, but there are still a few things you’ll need to do before you call us and schedule an Olympia well pump installation. Or, you could call us and we can walk you through this process personally–we’re happy to help! Just make sure you do things by the book so we can reduce the amount of hiccups on your well pump journey.

Find Your Right Budget

Well work can be expensive, there’s no way around this. Especially if the well you think you should use had dried up years ago and we need to start from scratch. The good news is that there are plenty of professionals from our team willing to give you an accurate estimate.

The real important thing that you can do on your end is to look through your finances for the next year and budget accurately. We don’t want to charge anyone an amount of money that they’re not comfortable paying. So, the more you can prepare to spend money on an installation, the more smoothly this process will go.

Look for Data on Your Property

Here’s an interesting tip–does your home have any property data locked away in a cabinet somewhere? Perhaps it’s a topographical map of your home’s area. Or maybe it’s even a map of the well that was drilled 50 years ago that might still be an option for well pump installation.

This data can be helpful. Sure, our team will do our own research no matter what, but it’s always helpful to know what’s on your property and what can be done to make things take less time.

Even if you can tell us the type of soil on your property, and where some of the boundary markers are, that can go a long way in making things take less time for everyone.

Make Your Preferences Clear

Our last tip is to talk with your family about your preferences. What do you want? Do you need a state of the art well pump that can give you more water than you’re used to having? Or do you just need water for your home at an affordable price? These preferences are important, and they’ll guide you toward a better solution for your home and family.

Contact American Pump and Drilling to have your Olympia well pump installed by experts.

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3 Must-Do Well Pump Techniques

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Well pumps are vital for many homes in our area. People require freshwater for their lifestyles, whether it’s for bathing, drinking, cleaning, or swimming. For many of our customers that lie off the grid, a well pump is going to provide all of that water that’s required at a pretty affordable rate of electricity.

But before you go deep onto your property and start digging, and before you call a family friend to help you repair your broken well pump, we’d like to talk about a few things. There are some dangers with trying to service your well pump on your own or with an amateur plumber. And those dangers are what this blog is going to focus on today.

Don’t worry, we’re not trying to scare anyone. In fact, if you’d rather skip this topic in its entirety, you can just call us and schedule well pump service in Olympia with a team of licensed professionals. We do everything safely and up to current standards so there’s no risk to your health or property.

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Weather Events and Well Service

Monday, September 11th, 2023

It’s no secret that we’ve had some pretty intense weather events this year. We’re not just talking about our own area in Washington, but rather the entire country has gone through once-in-a-lifetime weather events that have done a number on our outdoor installations like wells.

But here’s the thing–every residential well is going to function differently leading to unique situations. Some of our neighbors might have a well that’s fine and in the same position that it was in earlier this year, while others have a water source that’s starting to taste, smell, or look funny.

If you belong in the second category, then we urge you to stop searching online for “well service near me,” and call American Pump & Drilling or schedule an appointment online. It’s faster, easier, and we can diagnose the problem in record time.

Don’t let your well become a victim of the weather!

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4 Steps When Installing a Well Pump

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Well pumps aren’t exactly the most well-known devices in our society. If we were to ask you right now how a well pump worked, you’d probably have to look up some of the information online before giving us an answer.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many of our customers have busy lives and are experts in their own prospective industry, so why should they know the details of a well pump? That’s what our team is for.

But in a lot of situations, the more information you know about your well pump (or your future well pump), the more likely you are to make sound financial decisions and to hire the right team. This blog post aims to inform our customers about well pump installation and ensure that they’ve got a good introduction to how these systems work.

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How Long Does a Well Last?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

As your local pump and drilling experts, this is a field that many homeowners are unfamiliar with. People tend to learn about well drilling in Shelton when they need it done, but that can make the cost or the length of the drilling seem arbitrary.

We get many questions like “Why does well drilling cost this much to do?” and “But there’s already a well on my property, why do I need to drill a new one?” These are great questions, and we’d like to be your guide to answering them. It’s important that you get your information from a reputable expert and a team that generally has your best interest in mind.

So, let’s talk about how long a well might last, depending on certain factors. And hopefully, you’ll understand just how tricky this kind of work can be!

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