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Do you know how to unclog a drain or take care of a leaky faucet? It isn't always easy to know how to take care of a plumbing problem, which is why you should work with professionals to handle the task. I started working with a professional plumber a few years ago after we started having problems with our drains, and it was great not to have to stress about the job. I wanted to start a blog dedicated to handling plumbing tasks, so that you know how to resolve challenges without a bunch of unneeded stress every single day.



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Not A Drop To Drink: What To Do When There's No Water From The Well

There might be nothing worse than a lack of water from the well. If that's happened, you need to take action as quickly as possible. You might think that a lack of water is a sure sign that you need a new well, but that might not be the case. There are some steps you can take to refresh your water supply. Here are three of these steps. 

Lower the Water Pump

If you think your well has run dry, the first thing you need to do is lower the water pump. When your well was drilled, the pump was installed to match the water level. But, that doesn't mean the pump at the right spot for the current water level. In fact, if your well is more than a few years old, chances are good that the pump and the water level no longer match. If that's happened, your pump won't be able to bring water through to your home. If you don't have water coming up from the well, have the pump level inspected. It might be time to take the pump deeper into the well. 

Extend the Well Depth

If there's no water coming from the well, you might have gone past the usable water level. If that's the case, you might need to extend the well depth. Your well can only work if it's deep enough to reach an adequate groundwater supply. If you have a good groundwater reserve under your home, extending the depth of the well will restore the water supply to your home. Before you spend the money to drill an entirely new well, talk to a contractor about extending the depth of your current well. 

Consider Hydrofracturing

If you have no water coming from the well, and you've determined that the issue doesn't stem from the pump or the depth, it's time to consider hydrofracturing. Hydrofracturing is an excellent option when you've lost all water from the well. Many people automatically assume that a dry well means that a new one is necessary. But, that's not necessarily the case. Once water levels go below the bedrock, the flow can stop. That's because there's no way for the water to come up through the soil. That's where hydrofracturing comes into the picture. Hydrofracturing can break up the bedrock so that water can flow again. 

If you have no water from your well, contact a company that can assess this issue for you.