Quality Well Drilling & Pump Installation
If you need to drill a new private water well, or if you need service and maintenance on your existing well, you will discover a plethora of water well contractors. While finding the right company can be a daunting task, we are here to help you make an informed decision. Making the correct choice can save you time, money, and frustration for years to come. In this post, we will discuss the criteria you should use to ensure the water well drilling or servicing process goes as smoothly as possible.
Why Should You Hire a Licensed Professional for Your Well Drilling & Pump Installation?
Licensed Well Professionals Follows Local Well Regulations
While it might be tempting to save some money with an unlicensed company, it’s actually against the law for anyone to drill or service your water well without a state-issued license.
Well drillers and pump installers are required to pass a written test, have referrals from other licensed individuals, and take continuing education classes after they get their license. This rigorous process makes certain that only trained and qualified people drill and service water wells in Indiana.
Also, water well drillers are required by law to keep an accurate record of each well and to submit the record to the Division of Water. Well drillers are required to fill out a one-page record for every well. Well records in the Division of Water are public records and are used for water resource and environmental evaluations. They compose Indiana’s largest database of shallow sub-surface geology.
A well record must include the following information:
Method of well construction, proposed use of well (residential, industrial, monitoring, or dewatering) specifications for well casing and well screen, including diameter, total depth of well, static water level in well (feet below ground surface), type of pump and depth of pump setting (if applicable), gallons per minute, type and thickness of formations or materials encountered, including color, hardness, and geological description, and other information. Keeping an accurate record of all this is to ensure your water well is constructed properly.
Most towns in Central Indiana will also require a pump permit any time the well pump is removed or serviced. In most cases, in order to get a permit, a contractor must be licensed, insured, and bonded in that particular city. Not all contractors go through the licensure process, and thus cannot work in certain places. Be sure to check on all this before hiring someone, or signing any contract.
Licensed Water Well Professionals Take Responsibility
Rules and regulations are all well and good, but does the company follow them? Are they accountable if something goes wrong or gets damaged? As mentioned above, you will want to check and make sure the contractor you hire is bonded in the town where your work will be done, as well as adequately insured against accidents and damage.
Furthermore, be sure to carefully read any estimates or contracts before you sign them. A responsible contractor will be transparent in the scope of their work as well as the pricing. There is no guarantee that a well driller will find water the first time in a certain location or at a particular depth, so be sure to know what the charges are for dry holes or additional drilling footage. Do the work of investigating before the job so you can avoid any surprises during the work, or after the job is finished.
Licensed Water Well Professionals Have Readiness
After you verify your well driller or pump installer is licensed, bonded, and insured, you will also want to check their ability to do the job.
- Do they have the skill, manpower, and equipment to handle your job’s needs?
- Will they complete the project within your desired timeframe?
- Do they have experience drilling and servicing wells in your area?
Groundwater conditions can vary greatly throughout Central Indiana, so be sure your contractor has the knowledge and skill to meet your needs. C&J has been drilling and servicing wells all over Indiana for over 25 years. We have the right experience, skill, equipment, technicians, and knowledge to handle all of your well needs. We can respond quickly to any water issues—whether it’s preventative maintenance, emergency service, new construction, or even drilling a replacement well on your existing property.
Licensed Water Well Professionals Have a Reputation
In our digital age it is very easy to investigate the character and quality of a business. Before you hire a company to do something as important as working with your water source, check the reviews from their actual customers. The Better Business Bureau, Yelp, Facebook, and Google reviews are all good places to start. While no company is perfect, Aristotle once said, “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” There are some shady water well contractors out there, so be sure to check them out before doing business with them.
C&J Well Company has been consistently providing quality products and services to Central Indiana residents for over 25 years, but don’t take our word for it.
We have hundreds of reviews from satisfied customers. Our team at C&J has recommendations from homeowners all over Indiana and we pride ourselves on our reputation for honesty, integrity, and workmanship. At Cand J Well Company we provide Central Indiana and surrounding areas with state-of-the-art well and geothermal drilling, as well as a full-service maintenance team. In addition to drilling, we perform service calls, maintenance checkups, and replacement of pressure tanks and pumps in existing systems. C&J is a family-owned and operated business, with a dedicated staff, and a long list of satisfied customers. We offer competitive prices, without compromising the integrity of our services. Because our wells are drilled using the latest drilling technology, you are ensured to get the most out of your money. C&J Well Drilling is a member of the BBB, Indiana Ground Water Association, and the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
If you have any questions about your next well drilling project, or just need some help with your current system, contact C&J today!