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4 Tips for Living in A Home With Well Water

When living outside of the bustling urban centers on rural land or in the mountains, it is most likely that your home is attached to a well water system instead of the municipal sewer system. Often it is because the well is easier to tap into than to run a sewer line all the way out into the boonies.

Using a well is actually very common for millions of Americans that have some very tangible benefits

  • Well water is completely safe to drink when properly maintained
  • It is cheaper and easier to tap into a well for homes outside the main urban areas

If you have a home with well water or are considering buying a home on a well here are the top 4 things to pay attention to with this kind of water system.

Get your well water tested annually

It is important to note that the government doesn't require annual testing for well water quality. However, you should test it regularly to protect the health of those in your household. Because wells are underground, they are much more susceptible to contamination from underground contaminants that you don’t want to drink, bathe in, or clean with.

Tests are easy to get and are actually pretty affordable. These tests look for bacteria, nitrates, metals, manganese, water hardness, and sulfides. Most hardware stores have DIY kits that you can buy. Just take a sample of the water from your well and send it to a lab to get tested. The lab will send back the results and guidelines for and fixes that may need to happen. Alternatively, you can hire a professional well tester. The process of collecting a sample and sending it to a lab is the same, but you have peace of mind of working with an experienced professional.

It’s good to test it every year, at least. But if you notice a change in color, taste, or smell, get it tested ASAP, since these are major indicators of changes. Also, if you live in an area prone to floods or large amounts of rain at a time, you may want to test your well water more frequently to make sure that sediment or chemicals aren’t seeping into the well.

Inspect your systems every year, too

It’s great if your well water is safe, but it’s also just as important to get that water pumped into your house safely and effectively. Hiring a professional to inspect your well pump and pump systems is definitely recommended here. Well, system replacements can get expensive quickly, especially if a full system replacement is required. They will look for damage or irregularities that couple leads to contamination or breakdowns. In addition, they will inspect any purification systems such as UV lights, lasers, or chemical filtration treatments.

Prevent hard water stains

If you live or have lived in a home with hard water, you may be familiar with orange iron stains or mineral water spots on dishes, clothes, sinks, toilets, or drains. While these are not a health concern, they are difficult to remove if they are not dealt with quickly. If your home does not have a water softener, it is recommended to get one, but more on that below. If you don't have a water softener, there are ways to help reduce stains on everyday use items.

  • Regularly clean sinks and toilets to prevent buildup
  • Wipe down showers and tubs after every use
  • Soak your clothes in vinegar before washing
  • Pour a cup of vinegar into the bottom of your dishwasher before running a cycle to help clean and prevent hard water staining.

Overall, having a water softener installed makes it a lot easier to reduce or even eliminate hard water buildup and stains.

Check your water softener

When you hear the term “water hardness”, it is referring to the levels of minerals in the water. Hard water has high mineral content, while soft water has low mineral content. Soft water is preferred, but there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with using hard water for cooking, bathing, and washing as long as it doesn't contain heavy metals or toxic minerals. However, hard water has side effects on your home’s hardware. These include:

  • Mineral buildup around faucets and drains in sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets
  • Spots and stains on dishes and glass
  • Slow drains
  • Pipe corrosion
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Texture difference in laundry
  • Increased load on appliances, necessitating more frequent repairs and/or replacement

To combat this, homes with wells use water softeners to neutralize the heavy minerals in hard water. When using water softeners, be sure to monitor the salt levels in the brine tank. If the salt levels get low, they can be added manually whenever necessary.

Top Land Opportunities in Idaho

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Peregrine Ranch property in Blaine County, Idaho presents an exceptional opportunity to own 158.45 Acres of valley-floor land in a world-renowned recreation area in the mountains of Central Idaho. The property is an operating hay farm with excessive water rights from both surface & well sources. The bench transecting the property N to S provides views of surrounding mountains and the valley. The privacy of the property is preserved by a 10ft berm with irrigation & mature local pine trees.
Selling 555 acres next to Cascade Lake in Cascade, Idaho. This acreage has amazing views of the mountains and lake in Cascade, Idaho. It is located 25 miles south of Tamarack Ski Resort and 80 miles north of Boise, Idaho. In 2006, there was a preliminary plat for 154 of the 555 acres for the Silverleaf Subdivision. The City allowed 253 buildable lots on the 154 acres.
The most unique, private, and centrally located estate parcel in North Idaho. This 232 Acre Majestic Ridge property in Coeur d'Alene lying across the Spokane River from the former Atlas Mill site. Very attractive potential residential development opportunity up to 146 homesites offering both waterfront and bluff-top views. Magnificent Estate Opportunity!
Six parcels now available totaling 195 acres, adjacent to 71 acres currently under contract. Parcels can be purchased together or separately. Please note the property boundaries may differ from the county lines. For more information, please see marketing flyer in documents.
Fantastic contiguous 119.12 +/- acres--4 separate parcels giving flexibility for project sizes. Easy Interstate-84 freeway access as well as Highway 20-26 frontage. Located in the City of Caldwell Impact area with possible Commercial/Light Industrial use. Currently zoned Ag. 2,027 SF home with 3 outbuildings located on 7-acre parcel (incl. in the 119.12 acres). An additional 54.75 ac parcel also available with possible future Medium Residential use.
High Demand residential development property. Location between The Boise River and the Foothills. Efficient property layout for development consideration. Prominent location in a highly desirable and competitive submarket. Parcel size totals 63 acres, seller retaining +3 acres north of canal. For more information please see property flyer in documents.
30+/- acres of potential development land with stunning views of Cascade Lake. Only 2 miles North of Tamarack's current boundary. There are 2 year around creeks meandering thru this wooded property. Hike, snowshoe, and cross country ski on your own private paradise. Or, venture to Tamarack Resort for skiing, golfing, mountain biking or via ferrata climbing. Boating, fishing, snowmobiling available too, This acreage is adjacent to Tamaracks proposed land expansion. Call for updates. Photo is similar view
Development parcel in N. Nampa. St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is across the street. Close proximity to Treasure Valley Marketplace. Easy access to I-84. Currently in the county but adjacent to Nampa city limits. Future land use is industrial but potential opportunity for various uses based on neighboring uses.
Owned by a Twin Falls pioneer family for over 100 years. Current zoning allows medium density residential development, large estate or small group of residences. The future land use category is Mixed Use allowing for multiple other uses. Twin Falls City services are on the property. Views into and across the Snake River Canyon are available along the 950 +or- feet of the north property line. There is no other property like this in Twin Falls.
Breathtaking 2045 acre Salmon River front property located in Riggins, Idaho. Runs adjacent to the town of Riggins, includes the old Riggins air strip, and the North Point just before crossing over the Timezone Bridge. Area along the River adjacent to Riggins is flat and so is the North Point, could build and Fly or Boat in. Access the back side of the property easily with a 4 wheeler. If you hunt, fish, hike or simply enjoy solitude then this property is for you!
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