Water wells deliver clean water to your home, commercial building, or agricultural facility in the Beaufort and Bluffton, SC area. Most of the time, they work so efficiently that you take them for granted. But as much as we’d like to think that a well can last forever, there’s always the possibility it will run dry. In fact, one of the most common questions that our water well drillers at Pinckney Well Drilling and Geothermal get is how to know when a well is going dry.

The very first sign that your well may be going dry is a sputtering tap. The sputtering indicates that there are air pockets. Another important sign is muddy water or water that seems to be filled with sediment. You should never ignore this sign since water from your well should always be crystal clear. You’ll need to call a water well company to inspect your well pump, piping, and other components. If these are okay, the muddy water may mean your well is going dry.

Here are some other signs that may mean you have a well that’s going dry:

  • The water pressure is lower than normal.
  • You notice a change in water pressure or production after heavy use.
  • The pump runs a long time before turning off.

Every well is different, and you won’t have control over when and if it goes dry. However, ignoring these signs can cause big (and expensive) problems down the road. At the first sign of trouble, call the water well drillers at Pinckney Well Drilling. As the oldest well drilling company in South Carolina, we know if your well’s run dry—and what to do about it. We’re here to serve you in Bluffton, Beaufort, and surrounding areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. 24/7 emergency service is always available.