Whether you are a first-time homeowner, business or farm looking to add a well, we are experienced in all phases of water well drilling and pump installation.
Bedford Well Drilling & Pump Company will take you step-by-step through the process of site selection and acquiring the proper permits, to drilling and installing just the right pump.
WELL DRILLING SERVICES WE OFFER
- Well Drilling & Pump Services
- Trenching for additional water lines and hydrants
- Agricultural well drilling for livestock and irrigation systems
- Drilling for existing and new construction projects
- Pump installation and repair service.
We are certified by nearly all of the major well water associations and are licensed and bonded.
Contact one of our well water experts at the phone number below, or send us an email.
Bedford Well Drilling & Pump Company
Phone: (540) 586-1449
NOT ALL WELLS ARE EQUAL
Drilling for quality water requires an in-depth understanding of the water cycle, geology and lots of experience dealing with the surrounding land, soil and rock types.
Our decades of experience, reputation for quality installations, and personalized customer service, set us apart from other companies.
Our ultimate goal is that you and your family have the best quality water possible.
EDUCATING THE WELL OWNER
Forty-seven percent of the U.S. population depends on ground water for its drinking water supply. However, few know how the water gets from the ground into the home.
We believe that it is our responsibility to help you protect your investment by providing the information you need to maintain your well for years to come.
DRILLING THE WELL
Once you have all your permits and conducted a site survey, the drilling process can begin. Wells can take a day or more to drill, depending on the depth needed to hit the water table.
Some wells are as little as 100ft deep, while others go to depths of 400 feet or more. Casing is placed at top of the well to prevent the collapse of the borehole walls and helps keep surface or subsurface contaminants from entering the water supply.
SELECTING THE WELL PUMP
After your well has been drilled and a trench is dug to connect the well to your house, a well pump is selected that will raise water from the well and deliver it to a storage tank in the home, where it is held under pressure until needed.
Selecting the well pump is a critical step in this process, determined by the yield of the well and the needs of the household. The general rule is to never install a pump that has a greater capacity than your well.
MAINTAINING YOUR WELL
Wells can provide drinking water of the highest quality. Owning a well also comes with the responsibility of keeping the water well in good working order.
Why is well maintenance important?
A properly constructed and maintained household-supply well will provide you with many years of quality service.
The National Ground Water Association recommends routine annual maintenance checks to ensure the proper operation of the well and prolong its years of service, as well as monitor the water quality.
Contact Bedford Well Drilling to have a well water expert check out your well and be confident the water your family is drinking is the highest quality.
WHAT WE CAN DO
- Have Bedford Well Drilling conduct a flow test to determine system output, along with a check of the water level before and during pumping (if possible)
- Check pump motor performance (check amp load, grounding, and line voltage)
- Examine pressure tank and pressure switch contact
- Examine general water quality (odor, cloudiness, etc.)
- Have your water sent off for testing for coliform bacteria and nitrates, and anything else of local concern. Other typical additional tests are those for iron, manganese, water hardness, sulfides, and other water constituents that cause problems with plumbing, staining, water appearance, and odor.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil far away from your well, and maintain a “clean” zone of at least 50 feet (15.24 meters) between your well and any kennels or livestock operations. Also, always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems, or chemical storage areas. Your professional water well contractor is familiar with the applicable local codes.
- Periodically check the well cover or well cap on top of the casing (well) to ensure it is in good repair and securely attached. Its seal should keep out insects and rodents. WELL TIP: 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN INSPECTING YOUR WELLHEAD
- Keep your well records in a safe place. These include the construction report, and annual water well system maintenance and water testing results.
- Get your water tested anytime there is a change in taste, odor or appearance, or anytime the system is serviced. WELL TIP: WHERE TO GET YOUR WATER TESTED