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6 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Drilling a Well

Are you looking to install a well somewhere on your property? Do you wonder if drilling a well is the right solution for your needs? If so, then you’ll likely have several questions to ask before you do so.

Before you drill the well or even book the services to do so, you need to ask yourself a few questions. These can ensure that you accomplish desirable results and a well that’s perfect for your needs.

See below for an in-depth guide on the several questions you should be asking regarding well drilling. Make sure you have a firm understanding of the process before you begin.

1. Why Do I Need a Well?

There are several reasons why someone might need to install a well on their property. Perhaps you own a farm that needs to improve its irrigation system. Maybe water is a bit scarce where you live and you need to guarantee closer proximity to it.

Whatever the case might be, it’s important to understand your reasoning for drilling a well on your property. Once you’ve done it, it’s hard to undo. 

At its core, a well is a tremendous way to get access to underground water. Does a higher supply of water answer your biggest pain points? If so, then you can confidently drill a well knowing that it’s in the best interest of your family, business, etc.

2. Who Should You Hire to Drill the Well?

If you were thinking about drilling the well yourself, think again. In most states, you are required to have a driller’s license in order to drill a well legally. 

This is for your own safety. Even professionals suffer serious (even fatal) injuries drilling. It requires a minimum of 3 professional crewmembers, semi vehicles, and experienced knowledge on the process.

For that reason, it’s important to find a professional well-drilling expert who can help you with this project.

We at Blair Norris have over 75 years of well drilling experience. We’ve helped homeowners, farm owners, and business owners alike.

No matter the size of your well, we can help! Reach out to us to schedule an initial visit so that we can get an estimate.

3. Who Offers the Best Deal?

Now that we’ve established who should drill the well (professionals), it’s important to find the best rates for your well-drilling needs. 

Be sure to ask about the cost of drilling your well and the all-in price. Services can tell you about many different types of deals until they’re blue in the face, but until they put it in writing, it shouldn’t be taken seriously.

Reach out to Blair Norris right away. We’ll schedule a time to visit your property and talk you through all of your options. Once we know the conditions of your land and the size of the well you wish to drill, we’ll give you a competitive quote in writing.

Better yet, we’ll include details on our quote that break down the cost of equipment, labor, and so on. This way, you can have more confidence in your investment.

4. How Significant Are My Watering Needs?

Imagine the horror of drilling a well for yourself, then realizing that you’ve either underestimated or overestimated your watering needs. This is a common drawback for homeowners that try to take water drilling into their own hands.

Fortunately, you can avoid this problem entirely by hiring an experienced well-drilling service. 

As previously mentioned, we have over 75 years of experience in well-drilling and repair. During the initial visit, we’ll help you calculate your water needs based on things such as:

  • The size of your farm
  • The number of people inside your home
  • The daily operations of your business
  • The size of your house

We can use geological information to gauge how productive your new well will be and whether it will meet your needs. This way, you’re getting the highest return on your investment possible.

5. What Does the Maintenance Look Like?

As with any other installation you make to your home, your newly installed watering well will need to be serviced from time to time to ensure the best results. This is often overlooked by homeowners.

Instead, be proactive by asking the well-drilling service you hire two important questions:

  1. What are the service and repair needs of my well moving forward?
  2. Does your service offer well and pump maintenance & repair? 

Knowing the answer to both can help you have more peace of mind. What better company to hire to service your well than the one that drilled it in the first place?

6. What Is the Company’s Reputation?

If you want to ensure that you’re hiring the best of the best, then it’s important to look at that company’s reputation. How have they treated previous clients, such as yourself?

The best way to get that answer is by looking through online reviews. Simply Google the service you’re wanting to hire, then read through the reviews that come up.

Pay special attention to the comments that were left behind. Do the clients seem satisfied with the service they received? Would they recommend them to others? What types of wells did they have drilled into their property?

Ask These Questions Before Drilling a Well

Now that you have seen all of the different questions that you should be asking yourself before drilling a well, be sure to use them to your advantage.

Be sure to read this article for more information on the seven steps that need to take place for well drilling.

For more inquiries, please be sure to reach out via our contact us page and we will be happy to assist you further.

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Whether you have an emergency, an installation need, a repair or want to set up preventative maintenance, our professionals will put your mind at ease.