Well Drilling 101: Every Step Explained
Check out this video for a look at every step of the well drilling process from start to finish. You'll understand why having an experienced drilling company is so important. Contact Bedford Well Drilling for a free estimate today. https://youtu.be/0-KLWEnwiaY?t=18
Winterizing your water well
For homes that rely on well water, the cold season can bring its own set of unique problems, especially during a long stretch of sub-freezing temperatures. Common cold weather water problems with well systems include frozen pipes, pump issues and power loss. Some of these problems are preventable, as long as you …
Could I Have Too Much Fluoride In My Well Water?
Fluoride is present in virtually all waters at some level and it is important to know the fluoride content of your water, particularly if you have children. Humans and animals use fluoride in the structure of their bones and teeth. In proper amounts, fluoride reduces the formation of cavities in …
Upcoming Well Water Testing Clinics
More than 15 million Americans rely on private, household wells for drinking water. Testing your water frequently is an important part of well maintenance.  Area Virginia Cooperative Extension offices will host several drinking water clinics over the course of the year to address any water concerns, as well as collect …
Managing Your Water Well During a Drought
The latest United States Drought Monitor has designated nearly the entire Commonwealth of Virginia as "Abnormally Dry," with some areas now considered to be in a moderate drought. Real-time well monitoring sites in Bedford County, Virginia have shown a consistent drop in water table levels since early Summer. Likewise, weather stations …
20 Amazing Water Facts
From how much water a home uses a day to how much water the sun evaporates from the earth each day; learn about thee 20 amazing water facts.
Consequences of Using My Well Water To Fill a Swimming Pool?
The warm season is here and it's time to fill up your pool. You've left the water on for hours and now the pool is full, but the water inside your home is starting to turn brown. Several factors go into whether or not your well has the capacity of …
Why You Should Always Hire a Licensed Professional to Conduct Well Maintenance
It's always best to use a water well system professional licensed or registered to conduct well maintenance. You may end up saving yourself lots of money in unnecessary repairs down the road. Well owners shouldn’t attempt to perform such maintenance. Those who do, risk damaging the well water system or injuring …
Best Ways to Prevent Pesticide Contamination in Well Water
One of the most important things a well owner can do is regularly test their water supply to assure the health and safety of your family. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates and monitors many drinking water contaminants, some pesticides are not regulated. Since many of us use pesticides …
What To Do About Brown Well Water After a Heavy Rain
It has rained for days, and your yard is soaked with standing water everywhere. You turn on the faucet indoors only to find the water coming out is brown. You shouldn't dismiss it as simply "cloudy water" caused by the rain. Anytime your water turns colors or tastes different, you …
3 Things To Look For When Inspecting Your Wellhead
One of the best things a water well owner can regularly do is visually check the wellhead and the area surrounding it. If you aren't familiar with the term wellhead, it is the portion of the well that that sticks above the surface, typically has a visible cap on it which …
Signs Your Well May Be Leaking
Leaks in water well casings can be caused by a variety of things including corrosion, pressure from stones or other objects pressing against the casing, splits at a welded or defective casing seam, even a lightning strike or nearby construction site that may be blasting. It can often be difficult to tell that your …
Safe Ways To Hide Your Well Head
Some people see a well head as an eye sore and decide to bury it during landscaping. This is never a good idea and can lead to problems down the road, including contaminated water. AVOID BURYING THE WELL HEAD UNDERGROUND When a well head is buried under ground, it is …