“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
~ Author Unknown
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably heard some variation of the phrase “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” This mentality may work in the short term, but constant reactive maintenance can actually waste thousands of dollars each year due to lack of consistent, proactive repairs. If you still operate on a reactive approach to maintenance, it’s time for a change. A strong preventive maintenance plan is the key to keeping your equipment in safe, operable condition. Preventive maintenance is a systematic approach that aims to predict and prevent catastrophic equipment failures before they occur. Preventive maintenance is any task designed to protect your home from damage and major repairs or replacements The first step in preventive maintenance for your private water well is an annual 6-point inspection.
What is a 6-Point inspection?
Our 6-Point Inspection evaluates the water ﬂow in your home, analyzes the health of wiring and piping, checks the pressure of your tank, test amps of your pump, and even samples your water for dangerous bacteria.
1. Bacteria Testing
Before we leave, our technicians take a water sample from your kitchen sink. This sample is sent to an independent testing laboratory and the results are sent to you. If the results are unsatisfactory, we have many solutions to make your water safe for drinking.
2. Flow Evaluation
During the flow evaluation, we run water to make sure your pump and well can keep up with the demand. This is a great way to determine if there are other, more serious issues in your well system.
3. Switch Analysis
Your pressure switch works with the pressure tank to regulate pressure and operate the pump. We inspect the switch contacts and wiring to ensure everything is safe and working properly.
4. Piping Exam
This is an examination for leaks in your visible water lines. We also inspect the lines for corrosion and rot. We make sure your well system piping is able to hold the necessary pressure to provide water to your home.
5. Pressure Tank Check
A properly working well pressure tank preserves the life of your well pump and pressure switch. We make sure it will build and hold the correct pressure, ensuring long life for your well pump.
6. Pump Amps Test
Your submersible well pump is the “heart” of your well system. We read the amps to make sure your pump is in good working condition.
What are the Benefits of a 6-Point Inspection?
As a rule of thumb, it’s better to prevent issues than react to them. Preventive maintenance reduces the likelihood of unexpected issues by promoting optimal equipment performance. Preventive maintenance takes a proactive approach towards maintenance. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits.
The lack of routine maintenance can cause your water well equipment to slow down over time. After constant use, equipment will begin to deteriorate. The deterioration process may go unnoticed at first, but there will come a point when you notice a significant change – and often, it’s too late. Preventative maintenance can prevent or slow down equipment deterioration. Inspections are a necessary part of preventive maintenance and ensure that equipment is safe to use. Regular inspections help prevent downtime due to unexpected failure.
Prolong Equipment Life
Owning a home requires vital maintenance to ensure efficiency and minimize unforeseen and costly repairs. Regular service and care prolongs the use of your well components. Maintenance entails much more than just fixing broken equipment. Inspections ensure that equipment is functioning as the manufacturer intended. Long-term, preventive maintenance programs can help extend the overall lifespan of your equipment. The better you care for your equipment the longer it will last. Routinely repairing minor issues before they result in equipment failure will save you time and money.
Preempt Extra Fees
According to one report, about a third of homeowners did not have any money saved for home repairs, but 44% experienced an unexpected repair within the first year of owning their home. You can help reduce the burden of a surprise repair by setting aside funds each month for maintenance tasks and emergencies. Even if you cannot save a lot, anything is better than nothing, and it’ll add up over time. Preventive maintenance helps homeowners detect problems early, when issues are still relatively easy and inexpensive to fix. When you experience an emergency situation you are at the mercy of the contractor, so to speak. They will dictate availability, cost, any extra fees for nights and weekends, etc. A water outage will almost never be convenient and it could mean rescheduling work or other plans—which may cost you even more money.
If you’ve been relying on reactive maintenance but want a solution that will save you money, time, and stress, it’s time to turn to preventive maintenance by C&J Well Co. While there are some initial costs to get started, you will end up saving a lot in the long term. Consistency, trustworthiness, and quality are three elements that keep C&J as a reputable company people trust. Make the switch today with C&J, and you’ll see the savings—schedule your 6-point inspection today!