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Hildebrandt's Water Wells

Hildebrandt's Water Wells Hildebrandt’s Water Wells is family owned and operated water well drilling and water well service

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02/16/2021

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2/15/21 - UPDATEIf you currently have no power to your home, the likelihood of your well and system being frozen is very...
02/15/2021

2/15/21 - UPDATE

If you currently have no power to your home, the likelihood of your well and system being frozen is very high. DO NOT TURN ON OR LEAVE THE BREAKER ON TO YOUR WELL IF YOUR SYSTEM IS FROZEN. If you do not turn off the breaker and the light company turns the power back on while the system is frozen, it could cost you your whole well ($8,000-$10,000 expense), and you might have to wait weeks to drill a new well.

- Turn off your breaker to your well now. Leave it off.

- When the power comes back on to the rest of your home, heat and thaw out your system, piping, etc. The breaker for the well should still be off.

- If the temperatures are still below freezing, it may be best to wait until temperatures are above freezing before trying to thaw out or turn on your system.

- Do not turn on the breaker to the well until you are are sure that the system is completely thawed out thoroughly. With ice inside of pipes that have insulation around them it could take a day or longer with warmer temperatures to thaw out on it’s own. Using a heat source and removing the insulation would be the first step to thawing out the system. Use the heat source on the piping and system until the system is completely thawed out. Again, do not turn on the breaker until you know for sure that the system is completely thawed out. (see post from 2/12/21 for more information)

With the cold weather coming, do not forget to insulate your water well systems and piping. The piping between your well...
02/13/2021

With the cold weather coming, do not forget to insulate your water well systems and piping.

The piping between your well and your tank is especially important. There is a small tube underneath your pressure switch that must be insulated and should not be left exposed to the elements. (See pictures below.)

Use a waterproof tarp or cover over the entire system after insulating it. Introducing a heat source in the area is also a good idea, but be careful of any fire hazard that may be created with your heat source. After you have insulated your system, make sure you know where the breaker is to be able to turn off the system, if needed. See items below explaining why you need to know how to turn it off.

Now that everything is insulated, turn on some of your outside faucets with a stream coming out of them that is the size of a matchstick. Monitor these faucets to make sure they are still running and keeping water moving through the pipes. It is a good idea to monitor your system on regular basis throughout freezing temperatures and through the night, if possible.

“I have no water! What do I do?” - In the event that your system does freeze, BE SURE TO TURN THE POWER/BREAKER OFF TO THE WELL FIRST BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO THAW OUT THE SYSTEM, PIPES, ETC. If you choose to not turn off the breaker to your system, you are at risk of losing the entire well due to heat damage down in the well from the motor not being able to pump and properly cool itself. Drilling a new well could take weeks and cost you $8,000-$10,000.

Thawing out your system - While the power is still off to the system, remove the tarp and all of your insulation on the piping between the well and the tank. Introduce a heat source to all of the piping and especially the sending tube under the pressure switch. When you believe that you have completely thawed out your system, turn your breaker back on. If the system does not work, TURN THE POWER/BREAKER BACK OFF and REPEAT. If you cannot successfully get your system working or think that there are more issues with the system than frozen pipes, do not hesitate to give us a call, but make sure that the power to the system remains off until we can come and assess the system.

All of these things may not protect you completely from freeze damage but if the breaker is turned off in time and you take all of the necessary precautions that you can. The likelihood of losing your system or having very expensive repairs may be minimized to just broken pipes.

We are expecting a high call volume next week due to the freeze and will answer all of the calls live that we can. If you try to give us a call and we are on the other line with another customer, please try to leave us a voicemail. You will receive a call back from us as quickly as we can work down the list.

Stay safe and warm!

Hildebrandt’s Water Wells

09/18/2018
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09/13/2018

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09/13/2018

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Address

21802 Rhodes Rd
Spring, TX
77388-3032

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm

Telephone

(281) 350-3168

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