22 Jun Addressing Bacteria and Encrustation in Your Idaho Water Well
Bacteria and encrustation are serious concerns for homeowners who rely on a well to supply water to their home. Here is a closer look at both and how they affect your well.
Aerobic bacteria in your well can lead to entrapped minerals along with large amounts of slime in your well. This bacteria forms in response to the oxygen located at the upper part of your well and can lead to clogging of your system. The debris created by this bacteria can then accumulate at the bottom of your well, resulting in anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria can produce methane gas and create certain odors in your water while also creating a fishing taste.
When a “crust” forms on your well intake or casing, it is referred to as encrustation. This is usually caused by chemical or biological reactions that occurred within the well. Encrustation needs to be addressed through a combination of mechanical and chemical processes to break down and remove the deposits. To learn more, call Apex Drilling today!