When a well has run dry, or you’re no longer using a well water source on your property, making sure the well undergoes the right abandonment process is important for a number of reasons. Proper abandonment involves several steps that ensure the safety of the site, and is a legal requirement for properties in Ohio. During our well abandonment treatments, our clients know they can rely on our team to perform the professional services including the sealing and plugging that keeps the site up to code. In doing so, our main concern is guaranteeing the safety of those on the property as well as that of the surrounding environment.
Well abandonment is the process by which a water well is sealed off when it is no longer needed or being used. This process involves number of steps that ensure the security of the well, including plugging and clearing the site in order to prevent contamination of water sources and the surrounding areas. We also make sure the well is properly sealed to prevent safety hazards for children, and others who may be at risk when a site is not closed correctly. These services should be performed by legally licensed contractors in order to guarantee the site is up to code with local regulations.
When your well is no longer functioning, or no longer in use, making sure it goes through the proper abandonment process is important for the security of your property. In addition to general safety, the state of Ohio has strict laws governing the abandonment procedure, making it a procedure that is best carried out, and filed for by licensed technicians. With our well abandonment services, we plug, clear and seal your well in compliance with state regulations, including filing the necessary paperwork. In completing this process, not only do you ensure the safety of those on the premises, but protect local water sources from potential contamination.
As part of the well abandonment process, it’s important to make sure that the well is suitably plugged in order to comply with local statues. In using our experts to seal off your well, you can rest assured that the procedure will be completed within the guidelines required by the state of Ohio. Prior to starting the plugging process, we prepare the site for the work, performing a site survey in order to assure that both the above and below ground areas are properly protected. We use high quality cement plugs and other materials, making sure that we account for all the dimensions of the well.
While employing the proper procedures for well abandonment that are required by the state of Ohio, there are a number of benefits the sealing process provides for your property. Making sure your well is properly sealed off when it’s unusable or no longer needed eliminates the risk of potential injuries for those coming into contact with defunct well. Sealing the well helps to prevent the contamination of other ground water in the area by closing off the exposed area. It also hinders the open space from becoming an environmental threat through the corrosion of materials that introduce new bacteria and pollutants that penetrate the below ground areas.