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Is It Time for Shock Chlorination?

Old Water Well With Pulley and BucketIf you are a homeowner who owns a well, you know that it entails more than just drilling a hole in the ground. After you use a welldriller and make a well, it is your responsibility to maintain the quality of the water in it.

Failure to keep the clean water means that you are at risk of bacteria-caused water-borne diseases. Sulphate-reducing bacteria and iron bacteria are the two common types of dangerous bacteria present in well water.

Shock Chlorination

Shock chlorination is an effective way to eliminate bacteria in your well water. Shock chlorination stops the rapid reproduction of bacteria in your well. The process of shock chlorination involves the distribution of chlorine in your well to kill the bacteria.

Clogged Pipes

If your water is sputtering, the chances are that your pipes are experiencing blockage. The pipes clog when bacteria build up on the side and create a thick layer that the water does not pass through smoothly.

Stains on Your Laundry

Stained laundry is a sure sign that the well is full of bacteria. The laundry takes up a pale orange colour and ruins clothes, and other fabric. However, it can also be a result of rusty pipes. Look out for other signs to be sure that the problem is the well water.

Slime Growth

When did you last check your toilet tank? Slime on the inside is an indicator that there are plenty of iron bacteria on that spot. When sulphate-reducing bacteria congregate, they take a slimy appearance.

When bacteria reside in your well system, they will reproduce at high rates and cause a negative impact on your health and water well system at large. Fortunately, conducting regular shock chlorination eliminates these bacteria and ensures that your water is clean and safe.