Tips for Well Owners as We Arrive at the Peak of Hurricane Season

Torrential downpours, whipping winds, floods, and power outages — all of these are potential consequences of a hurricane. Here in the northeast, hurricane season brings a wide range of potentially dangerous weather with it. Since the peak of hurricane season occurs from August to the end of October, there’s a good chance we’ll see our fair share of inclement weather in the New Jersey area over the next few months. 

Not only can a hurricane bring destruction to anything in its path, but it can also wreak havoc on your well and pump system. This can contaminate your private water source and even cause your pump to malfunction. As the area’s trusted well pump technicians with over 30 years of experience, we want you and your family to be safe and have access to clean water throughout the entire hurricane season. It’s one of the many reasons why we offer emergency well services for residents of Morris County and beyond.

Now, let’s take a look at how you can prepare for a hurricane and what to do if a hurricane has damaged your well pump system. Check out the infographic below and then read on as we explore each point:

Before the Hurricane

Clean the Area Around Your Well and Your Pump System

Hurricanes bring forceful winds and cause bodies of water to flood, which can carry debris and result in significant damage to your pump system. Everything from your hardware, casing, and other construction materials can be compromised, so make sure you clean around your system to prevent any serious disasters.

Stock Up on Water

During a hurricane, it is common for flooding to occur in your well. Not only will this deposit contaminants and other materials in there, but it can also cause your well to become filled with bacteria and other harmful organisms that can make you sick. By stocking up on water, you can ensure you have what you need for drinking, cooking, and bathing purposes for the duration that your well is out of service.  

After the Hurricane

Refrain From Using Electrical Systems

If your well pump has flooded, make sure you do not turn on the system. This is true even if the floodwaters have receded and the electrical system has already dried. There could still be some lingering moisture in the system that could cause a fire or electrocution. To ensure your safety and the safety of your well pump system, schedule an inspection with one of our technicians. 

Get Your Water Treated

If your system floods due to hurricane activity, your well water will be filled with debris, heavy metals, pesticides, bacteria, and a host of other contaminants. In these cases, you should rely on a professional to properly disinfect and treat your water. Our water treatment services can help you get things back to normal and reduce the disruption that a severe hurricane can have on your everyday life. 

For more information or to schedule residential water well service in Bucks County or the surrounding areas, contact us today.