The team at Pinckney Well Drilling is saddened by the extreme damage caused across our state by Hurricane Matthew. Our thoughts are with all those who have suffered losses from this devastating storm. Any time a flood like this occurs, water wells can be compromised. If you were affected, we’d like to pass some information along as you begin the recovery process. If you weren’t affected this time, you could be in the future. Follow these tips from our water well drilling service so you’ll be prepared the next time a flood occurs.

Safety first. If your well or well pump is flooded, do not turn on the pump. There may be a danger if electricity is still coming through to the pump. You should also avoid washing with or drinking water from a well that’s flooded. You never know what type of chemicals, pollutants, or contaminants could have been carried by the flood waters. Call your local water well drilling service to assist you with both of these matters.

Get a well and pump inspection. A well repair service will need to come out and examine your well and pump. The technician will make sure the well hasn’t collapsed or that debris hasn’t damaged it. They’ll also inspect the electrical system to check the condition of the wiring, control box, and pump.

Call for water well testing and disinfection. Your water well drilling service can also conduct water well testing. Samples of water will be sent off to see if the well needs to be disinfected. In some cases, testing may need to happen over a period of months. This precaution will guarantee the safety of your family if your well was flooded.

If you have a flooded well in the Walterboro or Charleston, SC areas, call Pinckney Well Drilling. We’re South Carolina’s oldest well company. We have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to help restore your drinking water after a flood. Emergency service is available 24/7.