Monday, October 18, 2010
The water going out is never a good thing. For most people, it means you call the water company to report an outage and then wait for them to get it fixed. When you live in the country, like we do, you don't have a water company... you have a well. When you have a well, you call the well repair company and wait for them to come fix it... and hope that it's something simple (cheap) to fix. (There are not a lot of cheap parts on a water well.)
This is not the first time we've had our well repaired. Not surprising. We've lived in the house for 20 years, and things are bound to break if you hang around long enough. We were fortunate enough to find a wonderful company in Conroe - McKnight's Water Well Service. If you're in the area, and need this kind of service, give them a call. They're fast, they do a good job for a fair price, and they don't recommend unnecessary repairs (if it can last six months, they'll tell you to wait).
This time, it was the pump. It was an easy repair - took less than half an hour - but it wasn't cheap. As he was leaving, Mr. McKnight informed us that he has personally replaced every working part of our well, except for the float valve (replaced before we found McKnight's) and the cement storage tank (if that ever needs replacing we have serious problems indeed). We should be good for a while now (I hope) and, while we like Mr. McKnight, we hope we don't have to see him again any time soon.
After spending the rest of the day (11 hours) working at the school's fall festival, that hot shower felt so good! The new pump? Worth. Every. Penny.
Disclaimer: McKnight's Water Well Service did not reimburse me for mentioning their business in my blog. (They don't even know about it.) I am just a satisfied customer who highly recommends this company.