Beat the Texas Heat

Prepping Your Well and Water Storage for Summer 2024

Published on March 28, 2024

Ah, Texas summer. Sunshine, blue skies, and...drought worries? It's a familiar story. But fear not, fellow Texans! By taking some proactive steps now, you can ensure your well and water storage tanks are ready to keep you cool and hydrated throughout the hot summer months.

Well Maintenance

  • Schedule a Well Inspection: Get a professional well inspection before the summer rush. This will identify any potential problems with your well pump, pressure tank, or water quality.
  • Clean Your Well: Regular well cleaning removes built-up sediment and minerals that can affect water flow and quality. Consult a qualified well service company for this task.
  • Test Your Water: Texas summers can bring changes in water quality. Get your well water tested for bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants. This will ensure your water is safe to drink.

Water Storage Tank Maintenance

  • Give it a Good Scrub: Drain and clean your storage tank thoroughly. Remove any sediment, algae, or debris that could contaminate your water supply. Use a mild disinfectant solution recommended by your tank manufacturer.
  • Check the Tank Vents: Clogged vents can prevent proper air circulation and lead to mold growth. Ensure your tank vents are clear and functioning properly.
  • Inspect for Leaks: Look for any cracks, holes, or signs of leakage on your tank. Address any issues promptly to prevent water loss.

Additional Tips

  • Top Up Your Tank: Take advantage of the cooler spring weather to fill your storage tank completely. This will provide a buffer during peak water usage periods in the summer.
  • Consider a Rainwater Harvesting System: Harvesting rainwater can supplement your well water and reduce reliance on your pump during the summer.
  • Water Conservation is Key: Every drop counts! Implement water conservation practices indoors and outdoors to minimize demand on your well and storage.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your well and water storage tanks are in top shape for the hot Texas summer. Remember, a little preparation now will go a long way in keeping your home cool and your family hydrated throughout the season.

Bonus Tip: During the summer, monitor your water well levels regularly. If you notice a significant decrease in water production, contact a well service company right away.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and have a happy Texas summer!

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