Why Should You Get an Abandoned Well Sealed?

Abandoned wells are a hazard to the environment and to the health and well-being of people. As a company that offers well sealing in St Paul, we can think of several reasons you should have an unused well sealed.

If there is an unused well on your property, it could be harming the environment. It can be a source of groundwater contamination and could affect the health and safety of nearby drinking water wells. As the abandoned well gets older and its parts start to rust and decay, the well could fill with leaves and other debris, the pump may get stuck in the well or the cover could break open as a result of decay over time. Runoff from surface water and other contaminants can get into the well water if that happens. From there, the unused well almost acts like a drain and can allow the contaminated water to enter other wells that are nearby.

And unused wells aren’t just a threat to the environment. They also threaten the safety of people and animals. If someone does not know there is an abandoned well nearby and they accidentally step on it, they could fall in and get injured or worse. An abandoned well could be a liability for you if it is not properly sealed.

There are several reasons a well might be abandoned. It might not give enough water anymore, or the water might be contaminated. No matter the reason, unused wells are required by law to be sealed. At Hartmann Well Drilling, we can perform the well sealing service for you, and we do it safely and efficiently so you don’t have to worry about the well being a threat anymore. Minnesota law requires that a certified well sealing company like ours do the work. This is definitely not a do-it-yourself project!

How do you know if you should call us about well sealing? If the well in question is not being used for any purpose, if the water is contaminated, if it was not sealed properly in the past, if it threatens the quality of the groundwater surrounding it or if it poses some type of threat to the safety and well-being of the public, you should call us to learn more about our well sealing services.

So when you need well sealing in St Paul, call Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

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