Buying an older farm means making upgrades if you want to have that farm operational and sustainable. One of the main areas that will likely need an upgrade is with your wells. If you use wells for any aspect of your homesteaded farm, then you may want to consider using a commercial drilling service instead of handling it on your own. Here are three reasons to use a commercial drilling service for your farm wells.
Land Map Experience
One of the first reasons you need to use a commercial drilling service for your farm wells is the land map experience the companies have. Land maps of the area you are in may be old and difficult to read. Commercial drilling services know how to read these maps. This experience allows the service to drill in the proper places and avoid issues that may be causing problems with current wells on the property. This is something you may not be able to do on your own or get the proper equipment to handle on your own since some drilling services use digital equipment along with maps to help determine when and where to drill.
High End Equipment
You can go to an equipment hire and hire out drilling equipment. The problem with the equipment that you can hire is the size and the depth limitations the drills have. If you are drilling for farm wells on your property, you may need to go much deeper than the depth of a drilling equipment hire can offer you. A commercial drilling service has the equipment that will reach the drilling depths you need and can break through any blockages there may be causing issues with current well systems.
Testing and Inspections
In addition to drilling new farm wells, you may want to have older wells on the property tested and inspected for issues. These types of tests and inspections can help you find out if you can have the well return to a working condition. This can save money in the long run by giving you the use of an old well back rather than drilling and installing an all new well. A commercial drilling service can handle this for you and help you determine, based on the test readings, if using the well is possible and what steps to take to turn the well back into a working well.
By keeping these three reasons to use a commercial drilling service for your farm wells in mind, you can make a better choice of which service you want to use. Make sure to request a consultation to determine what wells can be salvaged and which wells will need to be redrilled.