American Pump and Drilling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

3 Essential Tips for Your Next Yard Project

Monday, December 5th, 2022

So, you’ve decided that come next spring you’re finally going to build that deck, garden, or fence you’ve always dreamed of. More power to you! DIY lawn projects are some of the most enticing things about living on property that you own. Essentially, the world is what you make it, and we commend anyone willing to learn about these kinds of projects and execute them with precision.

However, as your local plumber and water-source experts, we need to talk about a few issues that people run into with this kind of work. If you’re not careful, you could rupture your main water line, burst a hole in your sewer, and even strike an electrical line. There are a few things that you should always do before you start this kind of work, and as always, call our team for plumbing services in Olympia, WA. We do everything by the book!

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Well, Well, Well … Something Is Wrong With Your Well

Monday, November 21st, 2022

For many homeowners, well water is the only option when it comes to having access to clean, affordable water. Other people might be able to use their city’s municipal water lines, but even that comes with a price. For some of our customers, it’s just more affordable and makes more sense to have a well drilled on your property, especially if you know that there’s adequate clean water to be used.

The problem is that over time, without proper professional attention and maintenance, a well can run into some serious issues that can make a homeowner’s life a lot more difficult. Things like leaks, pressure problems, and contaminants can cause your life to get stuck without the right professional to handle the repairs.

Well, you’re in luck! Our team provides handy well pump repairs in Olympia, WA so that you can get back to your normal life while we take care of the problem for you.

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Could You Use a Sump Pump?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Sump pumps are powerful tools that help protect our homes from an influx of floodwaters. If your home has a deep basement, which many homes do, then you could be at risk for a basement flood which can be a problem for many reasons. So, why are we talking about this today?

The most important reason to mention sump pumps is to help homeowners understand what they’re for. If you’ve ever encountered a flooded basement or a sudden wash of rain that threatens to flood a section of your home, then you might need a sump pump installation in Olympia, WA.

The second reason we want to talk about this subject is simple—temperatures are cooling as winter quickly approaches. Snow will fall, ice will coagulate, and you might see a few warm days when all of the snow begins to melt. This can easily flood areas like a basement if you’re not protected by a sump pump.

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The Benefits of a Water Softener

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Have you wondered about the quality of your water? While you might know that it’s safe (especially if it comes from a public water utility), it still might not be great for your home appliances, your plumbing, and your personal health. Hard water can be a problem, especially for those of us up north, and it’s easily fixable with a water softener.

Today, we’re going to cover all of the basics behind hard water and how a water softener in Olympia, WA can help. If, after this blog post, you think that a water softener might be a great addition to your home, then we recommend calling our team and scheduling an appointment as soon as possible.

Water softeners are appliances that aren’t as widely used as water purifiers or filters, but they’re incredibly helpful for customers who need to eliminate excess minerals from their water supply.

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Why You Should Decommission Your Well

Monday, October 10th, 2022

In Washington State, it’s illegal to abandon a well on your property without it being properly decommissioned. There are plenty of reasons for this, but some might impact homeowners more than others. Just because you might get fined or sued for having an abandoned well on your property doesn’t mean that’s the only reason to have it properly decommissioned. There are some other reasons that we’ll get into today.

The truth is that well-decommissioning services are designed to cap the well so that it doesn’t rise to the surface or contaminate other sources of groundwater. The water in the abandoned well isn’t being drawn, used, or tested anymore, so it’s hard to monitor how it changes over time. The only way we can return it to its natural state is to decommission it and set it up so it can’t bother anyone.

Here are three good reasons to decommission a well in Olympia, WA.

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How It Works: UV Water Purifier

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Ultraviolet light might sound a little too science-y for many people who are looking for proper solutions to their contaminated water. You might remember the term from science books in high school, or from that one college course you took where you needed the credits. While most scientific uses of ultraviolet light aren’t really relevant to us, one use in particular is—water purification.

Ultraviolet light is extremely harmful to single-celled organisms like bacteria and viruses. It causes an effect called “irradiation,” which is something we’ll cover down below. But the important thing to remember is that a UV water purifier can be a great tool for your home if you’re dealing with contaminated water or water that has impurities.

This blog post will be all about UV water purifiers in Olympia, WA, and why your home could be the perfect place for an installation.

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A Quick Guide to Residential Well Drilling

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Deciding to drill a well for your home is worthwhile. A residential well can supply enough water for all of your indoor and outdoor needs. Your family will benefit from a reliable source of clean and safe water for well-being which the household well will also provide.

When investing in good residential drilling services, homeowners should be careful to ensure it’s done right from the word go. When drilling a well, there are things to consider and some great reasons to avoid trying to do it yourself.

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3 Great Water Treatment Solutions

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Water treatment is becoming ever more important as water shortages affect citizens, small businesses, and large corporations alike. Residents of the Olympia, WA area can choose between several different water treatment solutions, including reverse osmosis, UV water purification, and water filtration.

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Watch Out for Summer Plumbing Leaks

Monday, August 1st, 2022

We all use more water during the summer months. Whether we’re watering the lawn, washing the car, or filling up the kiddie pool, it’s important to be aware of potential plumbing leaks. 

Outdoor water-using appliances are more likely to leak or waste water, and a small leak can quickly turn into a big problem. Let’s take a look at some of the ways a plumbing leak can impact your home and what you can do to prevent them.

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Always Get a Water Test First!

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Water testing? Isn’t that a bit unnecessary in the United States?

Well actually, no. No, it’s not.

Contrary to popular belief, not all of the water that runs from America’s taps is inherently suitable for use. Contaminants such as bacteria and metals can run rampant through residential areas, making it unsafe for people to consume without proper treatment.

In this article, we’ll delve into the topic of water testing by explaining what it is and how investing in it can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

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