If you’ve decided to install a well on your property, it’s in your best interest to hire a professional to handle the well pump installation process. Since the job involves both water and electricity, it can be dangerous to try to handle it on your own if you have no experience with wells. Fortunately, our team here at Clark Pump Service is here to explain a bit more about the well pump installation process, so you’ll know what to expect when the pros arrive.
Although the installation methods can vary depending on the type of well pump you have, the crew will generally follow the same basic procedures. Here’s a quick rundown of a standard well pump installation project:
- Determine well location. The professional will work with the homeowner to find the ideal place for the well and pump. If needed, they’ll assist with any required permits before starting the drilling process.
- Drill the well bore. Using specialized equipment, the well will be drilled and filled in with a casing to prevent it from collapsing or getting contaminated.
- Clean the well. Water will be pumped through to remove any debris or dirt from the well.
- Cap and seal the well. A well cap will be placed on top of the well to prevent bugs, dirt, and other contaminants from getting into the water. Then, sealant is applied around the casing of the well to prevent groundwater from seeping into the water supply.
- Install electrical wiring. Following electrical safety standards, a professional will install an electrical circuit that will power the pump.
- Install pump. If a submersible pump is used, it’ll be lowered into the well and attached to the correct wires. A jet pump would be installed above ground and connected to the well via pipes.
- Install a pressure tank and connect pipes. These steps are essential for connecting the pump to your home’s plumbing system.
- Run tests. A professional will conduct water quality tests and thoroughly test the system to ensure there aren’t any issues