Your Arlington Well Drilling, Well Pump, and Water Filtration Contractor
JKA Well Drilling & Pumps can provide your drilling, well pump, and water filtration services. We have access to multiple full lines of well pumps & parts, including Flint & Walling, Franklin Electric, Grundfos, Sta-Rite, Meyers, Berkeley, and Jacuzzi (now J Class and FPS). For specialty pump applications, we can provide access to custom-engineered solutions, including vertical turbines, line shaft turbines, and pump sled designs.
Whether you are looking to hire an Arlington well drilling contractor to dig a water well for domestic, irrigation, or agricultural use you can be sure that you are getting the best possible services and results when you give the experts at JKA Well Drilling a call.
JKA Well Drilling & Pumps is now the exclusive Evolve Series dealer for Water Right in Snohomish County. For problem water quality issues such as high levels of iron, low pH, corrosive water, alkaline water, manganese in water, hard water, and arsenic contamination, JKA Well Drilling & Pumps can do on site testing, laboratory testing, and work with water system engineers to develop the best water treatment and water filtration system for your drinking water system.
JKA Well Drilling & Pumps – Arlington Well Drilling
Arlington area water wells vary greatly across the area. Some wells are drilled into shale/sandstone layers, while most are located in what is known as ‘glacial till’ – material laid down by receding glaciers during the last ice age. Glacial till is often made up of sorted layers of sands, gravels, clays, silts, boulders, & cobbles – well drillers look for sand and/or gravel layers with water.
Drilling, as in much of Washington, starts with a 10-inch diameter borehole to 18 feet, for the construction of a surface seal. Once the hole is 18 feet deep, a 6” well casing is installed, and a Bentonite clay sealant is installed between the 6” casing and 10” borehole walls to prevent surface water from following the permanent casing down into the aquifer. Once the seal is in place, the 6” well casing will be drilled & driven down to the aquifer, wherever that may be, or to bedrock, where the well will then be advanced using open hole drilling techniques.
Have difficult drilling conditions? No problem, JKA Well Drilling is the only contractor in the north Puget Sound region who owns and operates dual rotary drilling systems. Dual Rotary drill rigs make tough drilling, such as boulders and cobbles, and relatively routine matter. Drilling and casing can be advanced through tough overburden and incompetent bedrock to get a cased well in some of the most difficult ground formations.
Low Producing or Plugged Up Well? Well Rehabilitation Services Available
Some wells have problems with calcification, mineralization, silting, and/or bacterial growth (such as iron bacteria or sludge, reducing bacteria, etc) that can plug screens or pumps as the problem gets worse. This results in reduced well yield, longer pumping times, increased wear & tear on pumps and components, and losses in pressure. If you’re having problems with low water pressure, low water levels, and/or debris in your well water, please call today to get a professional well technician on your site for a consultation regarding well cleaning/rehabilitation services.
In recent years, we’ve noticed shallow hand-dug wells are becoming more affected by low-water conditions and/or climate change. Replacement wells are often necessary, or at the least, a storage tank and booster pump system to sip smaller amounts of water from the dug well and store it above ground. If a falling water table has left you with a dry well, you should contact JKA Well Drilling & Pumps as soon as possible to discuss a replacement well or other solutions.
JKA Well Drilling & Pumps – Filters, softeners, and conditioners – Water quality in Arlington
While most wells do not need a filter/treatment system, a lot of wells in Arlington have various water quality issues, including too much iron (ferric iron, ferrous iron, clear water iron), manganese, sulfur smell (hydrogen sulfide, reducing bacteria, iron bacteria, H2S, rotten egg odor), hardness, and low pH/acidic water.
Through the use of water softeners, Water Right Sanitizers, UV light systems, Water Right Impression series filters, calcite media, chlorination, etc. we can tackle almost any water quality concern. If your water is colored, smells bad, or tastes off, call JKA today to get an on-site analysis of your water supply.
Did you know that hard water causes soap stains/water spots to appear? Hard water also reduces the effectiveness of soap, requiring more soap per load of wash, etc. Hard water reduces the capacity for soaps to develop suds. If you have these symptoms in your water supply, give us a call today, and we’ll test your water for a new water softener or water conditioner. We also can provide parts & services for your existing system. Call today!
Has your water suddenly changed in taste, color, or smell?
If your water suddenly takes a turn for the worst, there’s something going on with the well and it should be looked at immediately. The first order of business would be to stop drinking the water, then call us so we can get a technician to your house ASAP.
Is there Arsenic in the water in Arlington?
Arsenic in Arlington is relatively common due to the natural minerals coming from the Cascade Mountains around Arlington – in fact, there were arsenic mines near Arlington in the past century. As a result, some water wells in Arlington do have arsenic in them. The presence of Arsenic varies greatly well by well. In fact, our company worked on two wells, located not more than 40 feet apart, one of which had arsenic in the water, the other did not – both wells were exactly the same depth and had water levels that changed based on the pumping rates in the other well. We have successfully organized the engineering, installation, and operation of minor & major water treatment systems for removing arsenic from residential water supplies.
If you don’t know if you have arsenic in your well, call JKA today to get a water sample collected and processed by a certified Washington State laboratory. If arsenic is found, JKA can refer you to one of our recommended and trusted engineers familiar with the design of arsenic treatment systems.
Are you looking for a contractor to install the arsenic treatment system you have a design for? JKA Well Drilling & Pumps can do that! We regularly build and maintain the water systems designed by engineers. If you’re looking for water treatment and/or water filtration system installation, and on going maintenance, we can help!
Arlington – Well Pump Repair Contractor
Well systems in Arlington are made up of at least three major components – the well, the well pump, and the pressure tank. Any breakdown in the combination of these three components, and you’ll be out of water. If this happens, call us today to get you back up and running.
The well pump is often a submersible style pump, made by Goulds, Sta-Rite, Flint & Walling, Grundfos, Franklin Electric, or Jacuzzi (amongst others), located at or near the bottom of the well. Additionally, some wells have what are known as Jet Pumps or Double Jets, which are suction-style pumps located at the surface – these systems often suffer from a ‘loss of prime’, where the suction system gets air in it and can’t create a vacuum to get the water going.
Pressure tanks deliver a pre-charged supply of water to the home for peak usage, but also provide for pump run time so that the motor cools properly. If your tank springs a leak in the diaphragm internally or otherwise loses its charge of air pressure, your pump will begin rapid cycling, and will eventually burn out. All pressure tanks should be checked once per year for adequate pre-charge – please email firstname.lastname@example.org today for a free brochure on pressure tank maintenance.
If any of the above systems are faulty, unusually noisy, or leaking, please call today and schedule a well-service appointment with our professional well-pump technicians.
Arlington – Well Inspections & Water Testing
Are you buying or selling a home in Arlington? Is there a well at this home? Most home inspectors rarely see wells, and fewer have the breadth of knowledge to really know how the wells work or if they’re in satisfactory condition. Book a water well system inspection with JKA Well Drilling & Pumps today, and we can provide a flow test, a written report, arsenic, bacteria, & nitrates testing, and a walk-through of the whole water system.
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