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Does cold weather affect your well?

In this issue of Tips from the Pros, WelGuard shares valuable information about the cold weather and your well.

Does cold weather affect your well?

Or, If the well is outside during the winter, why doesn’t the water freeze?

Cold conditions generally shorten the lives and usage of mechanical and electrical equipment used outside.  This generally includes all of the dozens of man made parts that make up a well.  But the answer to the question of cold affecting well performance is no – there is very little affect.

Cold has no apparent negative affect on the equipment and well, in part because the well is sealed/enclosed on the outside. Your well cap and casing serve as a bit of “insulation”, and this stops the cold air and rain from getting into the well, even when it is freezing cold outside.

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Get a Jump On Winter


Time to winterize your home!

Follow this check list from our preferred insurance agent, Tom Benisch Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. at State Farm Insurance.  His contact information is listed below:

State Farm Insurance

9320 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD, 21236

Office: 410-256-1800 Fax: 410-256-6644 Mobile: 410-303-7016

  • Check the main water shutoff valve as well as the valve at each plumbing fixture to ensure they function properly.
  • Disconnect all garden hoses and use frost-proof exterior faucets.
  • Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing.  Typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces and in the attic are most vulnerable.
  • Shut off and drain the water system in your home (except indoor spri...
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