Many homes with older wells have what are referred to as a “Temporary Cap” which covers the top of the well head. These caps are not sealed, and can allow contaminated surface water, insects or small animals to enter the well. New recommendations from state and local officials require a “Sanitary Cap”. A sanitary, sealed cap is a two part well cap with gaskets and screened vent holes; it is also secured against casual removal. A sanitary, sealed cap prevents insects and rodents from entering your well and protects your well from harmful bacteria.
The primary means for bacteria entering a well is from a temporary or compromised well cap. This is usually the result of an older style temporary cap being used as the permanent cap. Allowing bacteria in to the well can be dangerous and lead to many health concerns.
What to Expect
The Well Cap Replacement Service is performed by SafeWell Water Quality Specialists. The following is the service delivery process:
- Schedule an appointment
- Professional arrives at your home
- Turns off power to the well
- Removes old cap from the well
- Installs new well cap
- Restors electricity to well pump
- Tests well pump to ensure proper operation