Well System Repairs and Installations for Columbia & the Surrounding Areas

Maybe you’re an experienced well owner, or maybe this is your first year using well water. Either way, you know how important it is to have your maintenance handled by trustworthy and reliable plumbers. Kay Plumbing has been serving the Midlands region for over a decade with those principles.

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Don’t Let Your Water Supply Fail You without Warning

Using well water services in place of municipal water means you have to be diligent about its upkeep because the city won’t handle it for you – and maybe that’s one of the reasons you chose to switch to a well system. But now your water pressure has dropped mysteriously, or the well itself is going dry and you have no choice but to place a new one. Make sure your well is in good condition. Kay Plumbing has been operating in South Carolina for almost 15 years, so we know the local landscape well, and we’re always up front about what we’re doing and why.

Keep Your Water Supply Running Well

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Water pump installation & repair services

Your water pump is often the difference between steady water pressure and no water at all. You have to choose the right one for your well’s depth and for what you want your water pressure to be like. If it’s a deep water pump, you have to keep an eye on how water comes out of faucets to try and catch any mechanical issues before they get serious – and even then they could catch you by surprise. At Kay Plumbing, we know what we’re talking about with well plumbing, and we listen to our customers’ needs before we give recommendations. If you need a well pump repair, we can come out any day of the week at any time of the day so you’re not left with poor quality or no water for any longer than necessary.

Water Pump from a well!

Water well drilling service and well inspections

Choosing the right location for your well is critical to meeting your water needs. If you don’t have any aquifers that have the capacity to support your household, then you need to be aware so you can partially use municipal water. Choosing the wrong land can also cause issues with contaminants flowing into your water, the water quality generally being lower, and more. Kay Plumbing is familiar with the geography of South Carolina, so we can help you make an informed decision about where you decide to drill your well. We can help you maintain it by inspecting it regularly, too.

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Water treatment and water softener options

The Midlands sit on mineral deposits, and wells bring up groundwater, meaning you probably have hard water. This water can leave stains on your belongings and wear out appliances because it has high levels of calcium and magnesium. Your groundwater is also mainly sourced from rain or nearby waterways, and especially with regular heavy rains and flooding, South Carolina can’t always keep the air or the water pollutant-free. You’ve probably thought about a water filtration system for your well, and Kay Plumbing can install filters, purifiers, and softeners to your well.

Watch your water spring up nicely

A maintained well can provide you fresh groundwater for years or decades to come. You get to decide what type of technology you use with it and how you treat it before it enters your home. Even with excellent caretaking, though, the parts won’t last forever, and having professionals inspect your well on a regular basis is the best way to make sure nothing takes you by surprise. Kay Plumbing will listen to what you want, take into consideration what type of land your well is located on, and give you advice based on your needs, not based on upselling you.

Why Work with Kay Plumbing

You already don’t need the stress of a plumbing problem. You want professional plumbers who know what they’re doing, who can explain anything you don’t understand clearly, and who won’t rush to make costly replacements for what could’ve been simple fixes.


Local pros with years of experience

Whether you’re just getting regular maintenance done on your well and its systems or there’s a repair that needs to be made, you want service you can count on. Kay Plumbing has been servicing South Carolina since 2008, and our founder is a second-generation plumber. We know what we’re working with, and we know how to communicate what we’re doing and why with our customers so they’re never on a different page from us.


Fully stocked vans & warehouses

The last thing you want when you discover a problem with your water source is a plumber who is unprepared. At Kay Plumbing, we carry everything we can reasonably expect to need – even for complications – in our vans. If something rare or totally unexpected happens, you don’t have to wait days for us to get the part we need to finish our repair. Our Lexington warehouse is stocked full with everything we might need for any problem we encounter.


Reliable service & solutions

Even if you get some municipal water serviced in your home, you’re probably getting most of your water from your well. If something goes wrong, you need someone who knows what they’re talking about and won’t waste time getting to the bottom of the issue – or fixing it. Kay Plumbing responds to calls the same day we receive them, and we have 24/7 emergency services. We bring everything we’ll need in our vans to repair your water supply as quickly as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fix a broken or leaky well or water pump myself?

This depends on how accessible the issue is and how handy you are. If it’s not easily accessible, requires special equipment to reach, or you don’t have very much plumbing experience, then it’s probably best to call a professional.

How do I keep my well from freezing when it’s very cold?

Insulating your pipes in some way, especially if they’re made of PVC, is the best way to prevent water from freezing up. Your well is most likely deep enough to have no problems with cold weather, but the plumbing that transports well water is, of course, going to be closer to the surface. One option is an insulating foam, which can protect your piping from extreme cold or heat. You’ll want to wrap it in aluminum tape to protect it from ultraviolet light and rodents. Also, make sure to check on your pipes every so often just to make sure they’re still in good condition.

How do I know if I need to have a plumber look at my well?

If you’re having spurting water, no water, or low water pressure when you run a faucet, there’s definitely an issue that needs to be checked out. It could be as simple as your water level dipping below the pump’s level from overuse or a breaker flipping, but it could be as serious as a leak or broken pump.

Is well water safe to drink?

Generally, yes. However, with our location in the Southeast, groundwater is more likely to come into your well system at a warmer temperature than some place further north that is cold for a portion of the year. That means things like bacteria have a better chance of growing in your water, and you should invest in a water treatment system to help keep clean water coming from your pump.

How do I know if my well water is contaminated?

Knowing what contaminants might be nearby – for example, pesticides – can give you an idea of what could be in your water, but the only way to know for sure is to have it tested regularly to be sure nothing especially harmful is in it. One way to prevent contamination is to be sure your well cap is either on level ground or uphill so nothing can collect on top of it. Having a water treatment system can also boost your confidence in water safety.

Should I be having my well water tested?

You should test your water at least once a year and any time something about the water, like the color or taste, changes suddenly, even if you’ve already tested it that year (and use bottled or filtered water until you get the lab results back!).

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