What You Should Know About Well-Drilling in North Central Florida

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What You Should Know About Well-Drilling in North Central Florida

Perry's Pump Repair Florida Well-Drilling Gainesville Ocala Well-drilling is a process that involves digging into the ground, but it’s much more than simply making a hole. In Gainesville, Ocala, and the rest of North Central Florida, our groundwater and ground composition are very different from the rest of the state. There is no “one size fits all” well drilling for residents that live here, and it’s important to know what to look out for in a well-drilling contractor here in Florida.

At Perry’s Pump Repair, we have over 30 years of experience working with the water and ground here in North Central Florida. From our well pump services, to water softening and treatment services, to our water storage and tank services, we know exactly how to drill, pump, store, and filter the water here in this unique area.

Where Does Our Water Come From?

Here in North Central Florida, we are lucky to live above the Floridan Aquifer.  An aquifer is a large, porous rock that holds water inside and allows water to move inside and throughout the rock. According to the Suwannee River Management Department, more than 90% in the northeast and east-central areas of Florida use groundwater from the Floridian aquifers as their water supply.

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How Does Well Drilling Work in North Florida?

In this area of Florida specifically, there are a few steps that a qualified well-drilling contractor will take to assess how to best drill your well:

  1. The Ground Composition on Your Property – The first thing a contractor will do is assess the make-up of the ground on your property. If your home’s soil composition is more sandy, then steel casing with concrete for the well is needed to keep the pump set for the well to keep it stable. If your property has more clay-based soil, then you may only need steel casing without the concrete.
  2. How Deep the Well Needs to Be – Simply put, the depth of a well is always “as deep as it needs to be”. At Perry’s Pump Repair we have a 20-year sediment-free guarantee on all our wells, and that’s because we drill deep to get past the top rock of the aquifer. What sets our service apart from others in our industry is that most well drilling companies stop once they hit the water. However, in Florida, that first draw of water may not actually water from the aquifer and is susceptible to “slime” down the road.
  3. What Your Water Needs Are – A qualified well-drilling contractor should have a conversation with you on your unique water needs. For example, if you own a horse farm, your needs will be different from that of a standard sized family. Will you be irrigating your farm with the water? These are questions that your contractor should ask, to help you get the best water flow for your needs.

While this isn’t a complete list of assessment that a qualified well-drilling contractor will make, this will help you ask the right questions when you go to hire a well-drilling company here in Florida.

Contact Perry’s Pump Repair for Well Drilling in Florida

Throughout Gainesville, Ocala, and North Central Florida, we know how to drill the best well for your property. Well-drilling is an important and sometimes expensive endeavor, so you want to make sure you get the job done right the first time. At Perry’s Pump Repair, we specialize in just about everything related to well-drilling, water pumps, water treatment, water testing, and more. If you’re thinking about drilling a well on your property, give us a call! You’ll be glad you did!

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