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.
Use Current Data and Trends
One of the major reasons why customers should always choose a professional well pump team for their work, is because of the fact that industry trends can change over time. We use different equipment, different data, and different codes than we did 20 or 30 years ago, which means your older family member might have outdated information if you ask them to work on your system instead.
Hiring our team ensures that you get the most up-to-date equipment, data, and experience that money can buy. We wouldn’t be in business if we couldn’t dot every “i” and cross every “t” so that customers returned to us when they needed help with their well pumps.
Make Sure Your Contractor Is Licensed and Insured
There are two important metrics to consider when choosing between service professionals. These metrics are licensing and insurance. An amateur is someone who doesn’t have one or both of those important metrics.
Licensing refers to the professional’s certification, experience, and training that they’ve had throughout the years. In many cases, you could see significant problems (both legally and realistically) when hiring an unlicensed well-pump professional.
Insurance is also necessary. If your well pump technician isn’t insured, you have no recourse for bodily injury or property damage they may cause or be liable for. An insured professional will be protected by an insurance plan that protects you as the customer.
Call 811 DIG
Before any digging is done on your property, whether it’s for well pump repairs or a new well installation, we need to know exactly what’s underneath our digging equipment. If there are gas lines or electrical conduits, that could be a safety hazard in addition to other kinds of hazards.
811 DIG is a free national hotline where you can get someone to mark off parts of your property where gas lines, electrical lines, and other underground lines are located. This makes it easy for a professional to map things out and avoid damaging anything important.
If you work with our team, we’ll figure this all out for you so you don’t have to call the hotline. But if you’re doing any scouting on your own, make sure you call this number for support.