Well Pump & Water Treatment Systems Maintain, Repair & Install
We Can Maintain, Repair & Install Your Well Pump and Water Treatment System
If you have an existing well or water treatment system that you’d like us to repair or maintain, we can certainly help you with that. Perhaps you no longer have water at your faucets, your well tank is leaking or the water pressure is too low. Maybe there is sediment in your water, a smell to your water (stinky water), the water is discolored, or you’re beginning to have pipe leaks. We can make the necessary repairs. We can also conduct routine maintenance to your system. If you’re interested in a constant pressure well pump system, we can provide an estimate to install that also.
For those on public water who want to treat their water, we can help you too! Would you like to install a chlorine filter system or a reverse osmosis system in your kitchen? Give us a call!
At Alpha Plumbing, we can truly handle any and all of your residential plumbing needs. No matter how large or small the job may be, we’ll treat your plumbing with the care and respect it deserves and our professional crews will complete the project efficiently and affordably.
We provide well pump and water treatment system maintenance, repair, and installation services to clients throughout central Maryland, including Baltimore, Odenton, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, Arnold, Catonsville, Crofton, Millersville, and Pasadena. Over the past 25 years we’ve built a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy plumber and we’ve earned an A+ rating from the BBB.
Your Well System
Wells have been dug to provide water since ancient Biblical times (see Genesis 21:30). A well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, boring or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers so homes, businesses and communities can obtain fresh water for laundry, cooking, drinking, sanitation, irrigation and washing.
In modern applications in our area, the water pipes of a well are located underground to prevent freezing. The pipe leaves the main well casing and continues to the house. The water is drawn by a submersible pump to push the water up the pipe or drawn up by a jet pump into the house. The larger casing pipe goes straight up and out of the ground. This pipe is capped off with a well cap. This well cap has a strong seal that keeps insects, and rodents from getting into the underground water source, but is vented to allow air to enter the casing and equalize the pressure as water is pumped out.
Once the well water pipe enters the home it typically goes through the well tank tee to a pressurized well tank that stores a quantity of water for on-demand usage (typical sizes are approximately 20 or 30 gallons). Also on the well tee is a gauge to measure the water pressure and the well switch which turns the pump on and off. Typical pressure settings are either 30/50 psi or 40/60 psi (on/off). It may pass through a filter of some sort first, but most filters in our area are installed in the line after the well tank.
Want Constant Pressure? Cycle Stop Valves – Something New! (sort of…)
Are you on a well and looking for constant pressure? Are you tired of your pressure rising and falling while you take a shower? A conventional well tank configuration operates so that your pressure fluctuates from either 30-50psi or 40-60psi. A Cycle Stop Valve is a device that is installed in your home as part of your well system. We say it is new (sort of) because although the valves have been around for many years they haven’t been widely used in our area. The basic function of the Cycle Stop Valve is to maintain your water at a constant pressure of 50 PSI at a given flow rate. There are many advantages to the valve other than the constant pressure. The valve allows you to replace your large well tank with a much smaller less expensive tank which is less costly to replace at the end of its life. It eliminates transient pressure waves and water hammer which extends the life of the piping. And finally, it extends the life of your well pump by reducing the number of times it cycles on and off.
To learn more details about the Cycle Stop Valve see: Basic Operation or simply watch this video.
Wells can vary greatly in water quality. Your water may contain harmful impurities and other contaminants that cause unsafe water, discoloration, odors and stains.
Some common well water issues are that it can contain lead, iron, arsenic, manganese or be very acidic.
- Lead: A metal that enters water by corrosion of older household plumbing systems. It’s also harmful to humans of all ages.
- Iron: Stains plumbing and enamel, discolors clothing, imparts bad taste and odor in food
- Arsenic: A naturally occurring substance, which, if contained in drinking water, could increase the risk of serious health concerns such as circulatory problems.
- Manganese: If concentration is above .05ppm (parts per million), it can cause black staining of laundry and plumbing fixtures.
- pH level: The index for determining the acidity of water. Acidic water attacks metals and causes corrosion in copper tubing and copper plumbing.
Well water that shows these symptoms requires treatment to soften the water, purify it or remove excess minerals. So the next stage of the well system is the water treatment system.
Whole house water treatment systems
- Filters and Neutralizers: Filters and acid neutralizers bring the treatment of household water to a whole new level of quality and convenience with proven system performance.
- Acid neutralizers correct low pH water
- Treats water to protect pipes, faucets, water heaters and all appliances requiring the use of water
- Will not disrupt household water pressure
- Removes chlorine and other offensive tastes and odors
Lancaster Water Treatment Residential Filters & Neutralizers
- Water Softeners: Removes the minerals and impurities that cause the water to be hard. When water contains a significant amount of calcium and magnesium, it’s called hard water. Hard water is known to clog pipes and reduce the life of the equipment and appliances in your home. Water softening is a process that removes the ions that cause the water to be hard.
- Water usage efficiency up to 98%
- Minimized usage of salt and water
- Stores all system configuration and operating data, even in the event of a power outage
- Family members will all experience the improvements of treated water after installation
Get unlimited, ultra-fresh drinking water right at home for drinking, cooking, ice making, coffee making, baby-formula, pet feeding, beauty washing, dietary/medical uses and plant watering.
Reverse osmosis systems fit right under the sink, are easy to install and have a simple filter change for easy maintenance. They’re affordable and overall cost less than bottled water. Get ultra-clean, ultra-safe water – up to 99% free of unwanted substances commonly found in tap and well water. The most recommended solution by doctors and nutritionists, it gives you peace of mind and provides the cleanest drinking water available.
By the way, Alpha Plumbing doesn’t recommend a whole house reverse osmosis system. Because of the extreme purity of the water, it combines too easily with other chemicals and can actually cause your plumbing system to deteriorate.
The equipment that is required to treat your water is determined based on a water sample taken from your well water. We send the sample to Lancaster Water Treatment. Once they test the water sample, they’ll recommend the appropriate system to properly treat your well water and we can provide a quote to supply and install it.
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