Our Services Include:

  • Well Drilling
  • Well Pump Installation
  • Water Conditioning
  • Pump Service
  • Geothermal Drilling
  • Residential and Commercial
  • State Certified to abandon Wells
  • Well Inspections

Over 80 Years Of Combined experience

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Thompson Well Drilling Pump install And Repair


It would be impossible to cover every question about wells that have been asked over the years. But here are some of the more common ones.

Q: Are 2 inch wells illegal?

A: Yes and no. If there is an existing 2 inch well on the property in a pit it is not illegal. However, if you are selling the home or choose to have new 2 inch well installed, they cannot be in a well pit. In both of these instances the well pump and tank must be above grade in accordance with current well construction code.

Q: My 2 inch well is not producing water like it used to. Can I use muriatic acid to clean the screen?

A: No. Introducing acid to the well will not make it to the screen due to the bremmer check valve on top of the screen. It is also not a good idea to "shoot" any projectile down the well.

Q: How often should my pump cycle?

A: Depending on the size of the tank, once the pump shuts off you should be able to flush a toilet two to three times before it turns back on. More for larger tanks.

Q: Why does my pump kick on every time I use water?

A: Most likely the tank is water logged. This does not nessessarily mean the tank is bad. It could just be that it has lost a majority of the air needed to do its job efficiently.

Q: I noticed water standing in a puddle around my well. What should I do?

A: If this occures, turn power off to the well and give us a call. Most likely the fitting at the well has rotted off and needs to be replaced.

Q: My pump runs for no reason. What could be causing this to happen?

A: If there is no leaky faucets or a running toilet then most likely the problem is in the well. It could be caused by a faulty check valve in the pump for submersible pumps or in the supply line on a jet pump. It could also be a rotted fitting somewhere in the system.

Q: How long should a well last?

A: Most wells have an average life expectancy between 45 to 50 years with routine maintenance.

Over 80 Years Of Combined experience

Give Us A Call 616 754 5032

Thompson Well Drilling, LLC, Water Well Drilling & Service, Rockford, MI