Basic Repairs for Moms

What To Do If Your Well Is Going Dry

Even though relying on a well for your water supply can have a lot of benefits, it can have its share of disadvantages as well. For example, one thing that you might worry about is dealing with a dry well. These are some of the steps that you can take if you do find yourself in this situation.

Check for Repair Issues

First of all, if you find that your well is not providing the steady supply of water that it was once providing, you will first want to make sure that there isn't something wrong with your well. For example, there could be something wrong with the pump that could lead you to think that the well is dry. If this is the case, then you could find that getting your well back into good operating order is faster, easier and more affordable than you thought it would be. It definitely pays to have your well looked at by a professional to see if it can be repaired before you assume the worst.

Conserve Water

If you seem to have a limited supply of water, now is the time to conserve water until you are able to address the issue. Taking shorter showers, washing fewer loads of clothes, taking showers instead of baths and taking other similar steps can help you maximize use of your limited water supply.

Store Back-Up Water

The last thing that you probably want is for you and your family to run out of water completely. If your well is going dry, now is a good time to stock up on bottled water that you and your family can use as back-up for drinking and cleaning until you are able to resolve the problem.

Dig a Deeper Well

If your well is actually going dry, then you may have to invest in a deeper well so that you will have ample water for you and your family. If you talk to a professional who specializes in installing wells, you can find out more about this.

Realizing that your well is going dry and that you do not have a steady supply of water for you and your family can be very upsetting and can leave you wondering how to handle the situation. These are a few steps that you can take if you find that your well does not seem to be capable of providing your household with all of the water that it needs. For more information, visit a company such as Modern Pump & Equipment.   

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Basic Repairs for Moms

Hi, my name is Annie Sullivan. I'm a stay-at-home mom with four kids between the ages of 1 and 7. Two of them are twins: they're 3. Let me tell you--you learn a lot as a mom that you would never expect! Not only am I chef, chauffeur, teacher, and caretaker, but I also have become an amateur repair man, plumber, and construction worker. I do more heavy lifting and repair work than I ever imagined. Do you know how many Barbies can fit down a toilet drain? It's quite surprising. Do you know how to get them out? I do. I've learned a lot of this just through trial and error--and the internet. I also had my husband teach me some tricks, since I usually can't wait until he gets home to solve the problem. Hopefully you other moms out there can learn something from this site!