Q: How long do well water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.
Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, when you hear a click, time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your water tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your well pressure tank will cause permanent damage to your well water pump.
Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the well water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
I had called a-z because my water heater sounded louder than normal. Thinking that I may need a new tank I was a little nervous. Carl came the very next day and come to find out that all it needed was some air in the tank. He explained everything he was doing, and why which I thought to be very useful and showed how knowledgeable he was as well as his passion for his work. He put some air in my tank with his compressor, and the tank was running great! I will call him if I had any future issues because he was honest, reliable, prompt and knew his stuff. Thanks a-z!!
If you need work done on your well or pump, this is the company for you. Carl called me back right away, came to my home quickly, did a great job and explained everything he was doing. The price for all the work he did was very fair, and he just seems like a really decent guy. Highly recommend.
Jamie Andrews, Cumberland, Me.
I had called Carl at A-Z water system after my ‘regular plumber” was unable to assist me with my plumbing issue. Carl was great, he promptly returned my phone call and was at my home within an hour. My plumbing issue was resolved in no time and the cost was reasonable in comparison to other estimates I had received. Carl appeared very knowledgeable of his trade and his professionalism was superb! I am confident in saying I will be calling A-Z water system for any future water/plumbing related problems. Thanks again A-Z water system.
When my water stopped working I figured I’d need a new pump for the well. Carl drove over
an hour to my house to check it out and figured out it was some wires in the well that needed
fixing and the pump was fine. He could have easily charged me for a new pump and I would
have never known the difference. Instead he was honest, fixed the problem, and charged me
for a service call. I will definitely be calling him again if there’s a next time. Thanks A-Z!
K. CARR, ANDOVER, MAINE
We needed a new well at our summer cottage in Casco to replace an old dug well. We called A-Z Water Systems. Carl was very conscientious about every aspect of the job. Carl’s professionalism and knowledge can’t be beat. We are completely satisfied and would recommend this company to anyone.
Paul and Kathy Mozzochi
IRON & MANGANESE
Iron and manganese are minerals found in drinking water supplies. These minerals
will not harm you, but they may cause reddish-brown or black stains on clothes or
household fixtures. Under guidelines for public water supplies set by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), iron and manganese are considered
secondary contaminants. Secondary standards apply to substances in water that
cause offensive taste, odor, color, corrosion, foaming, or staining but have no direct
affect on health. The standard Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL) for
iron is 0.3 milligrams per liter (mg/L or ppm) and 0.05 mg/L for manganese. Private
water supplies are not subject to federal standards, but these standards can be used
as guidelines to evaluate the quality of water from wells or springs. The four forms
of iron and manganese commonly found in drinking water are ferrous, ferric, organic
and iron bacteria. Normally, water appears clear when first drawn from the cold
water faucet. If yours is not, it may contain ferric iron or organic iron. Both color the
water. Ferric iron precipitates or settles out. Organic iron does not settle out. In well
water, insoluble iron oxide is converted to a soluble form of ferrous (dissolved) iron.
Ferrous iron is colorless, but when in contact with air, it oxidizes readily, creating
reddish- brown, solid particles that then settle out as ferric oxide. Manganese is
similar to iron but forms a brownish-black precipitate and stains. Manganese is less
commonly found in groundwater than iron, rarely found alone in a water source, and
generally found with dissolved iron.
The presence of iron and manganese in water is not considered a health problem. In
fact, small concentrations are essential to human health. However, high
concentrations of iron may give the water an unpleasant metallic taste while still
being safe to drink. When iron combines with tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages, it
produces an unappetizing inky, black appearance and a harsh, offensive taste.