Troubleshooting Septic Problems

Troubleshooting Septic Problems

3 Things You Should Learn Before Digging A New Water Well

by Max Wagner

Are you thinking about buying a piece of property in the countryside to build a home there? Is the property going to be remote enough that you're going to need a septic tank installed and a well dug in order to have modern running water? Whether you're planning on living there full-time or you're planning to make this a vacation home, many people dream of getting away from it all and being able to live a simpler and less hectic life. Even so, having running water is an essential part of staying clean and healthy. In order to do that, there are some things that you're going to want to learn before you start making any definite plans. Some of these things include the following.

Local water table

Even within a relatively small area, the level of the water can vary greatly. Depending on how deep the water is on your property, it's possible that you'll need a special water well installation company that has the equipment to drill a longer well shaft. While there's no way to be completely sure without a professional evaluation, you might want to talk to some locals to find out how deep their wells needed to be and whether special equipment was needed for their wells to be dug.

Septic tank placement

If there is already a septic tank on the property, even if it is one that hasn't been used in years, it is important to know exactly where the thing is located before you consider a water well installation. If you are installing a brand new septic tank, you're going to need to know where it'll be in relation to the well. For hygiene reasons, a well needs to be at least 50 feet away from any septic tanks in the area. Putting the two things too close together risks having the well contaminated by various potentially dangerous types of bacteria.


When you've never owned a property with a well before, it's essential that you learn about what sort of maintenance is necessary to keep the well functional. The company that does your water well installation will either be able to take care of the most important maintenance aspects or will be able to recommend a qualified technician to do the job. However, it is still a good idea to be able to do at least basic troubleshooting in order to either be able to fix minor issues yourself or to be able to give the technician a better idea as to the problem before they arrive.

For more information, contact a water well installation service.


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Troubleshooting Septic Problems

When we first purchased our home in the mountains, I had no idea what I was up against. Whenever we would visit, I was surprised to see and smell the way that the property had changed. I realized that the vacation home always smelled like sewage, and it was really worrisome. I knew that I needed to do something to make things right, so I started looking into the plumbing system. I discovered that we had a septic tank, and that it needed to be pumped. This blog is all about troubleshooting septic system problems so that you can keep your place clean and sanitary.