You know us, Traut Companies. We’ve been drilling and servicing wells for you and your neighbors for over 50 years.
Over the years we’ve earned a reputation as the place to depend on for:
- the best possible water supply available
- experts who get the job done right and don’t stop until they do
- finding water before you buy your lot
- servicing all types of water pumps
- reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- a live person will answer the phone at all hours, giving you the help you need
Your home’s well should be a dependable source of water, far into the future and should produce a minimum of 5 gallons per minute (GPM). At Traut Companies, we take into consideration your peak demands, such as hot tubs, swimming pools, houseguests, and lawn irrigation systems. Then we design a water system that specifically satisfies your family’s needs.
Drilling Your Well
The wells we drill in Central Minnesota generally range anywhere from 60 feet to 150 feet in depth.
It’s not guesswork that determines how deep your well will be. Traut Companies experience and access to the State of Minnesota Well Records help us calculate the approximate depth and construction for your new well.
We are fully licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Water Well Contractor, and we’re fully insured for our industry.
Pump and Pressure Tank Size
The standard size pump, a ½ HP with a 20-gallon capacity air tank, works well for most family’s needs. However, if your family has a swimming pool, hot tub, extra bathrooms, and/or an irrigation system, or if your well depth is over 80 feet, Traut Companies may recommend installing a larger pump and tank.
Here is some reassuring news about your pump and well system – they’ll serve your family’s needs for years to come, and with very little maintenance.
This checklist, if done annually, will give you peace of mind that your efforts will prevent any major problems:
- Check your water system’s pressure.
- Check your pressure tank’s draw-down.
- Check contact points.
- Look for leaks or rust spots.
- Have your water tested.
- Disinfect your well.
Chlorinating and Disinfecting Your Well
Eliminating or reducing various kinds of bacteria can be very beneficial for your well, and will decrease those “funny” tastes and odors you may be experiencing.
There are three ways to take care of chlorinating and disinfecting your well:
- You can disinfect your own well, and we’re here to give you instructions on what and how to do it. Just contact us!
- Or, contact the Minnesota Department of Health and ask for their help.
- Or, we can take care of this important task for you. Remember, we’re just a phone call away! (320) 251-5090
Water Softener and other Water Treatment Options for your Well
Please visit our Water Treatment page for more information and help on these options.
Products and Services
Please visit our Product and Services page for more information on the options available.
Well Pump Troubleshooting Guide
|Signs of Well Problems||Causes|
|Pump will not run||Check breakers or fuses, bad pressure switch|
|Pump runs but never shuts off||Faucet open, worn out pump, bad pressure switch|
|Pump starts without any water being used||Bad check valve, leak in system|
|Pump starts and stops rapidly||Waterlogged tank, bad check valve|
|Low water pressure||Plugged lines, worn pump, plugged filters|
|Pump runs but pumps no water||Worn out pump, well is dry, pump lost prime|
|Noisy control box||Bad relay or capacitor|
|Sand, rust or debris in water||Hole in casing, high iron in water|
|Air in water lines||Plugged screen, well going dry|
Well Sealing and Abandonment
First and most importantly, YOU MAY NOT SEAL YOUR OWN WELL!!! ONLY A LICENSED WATER WELL CONTRACTOR MAY SEAL A WELL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH MINNESOTA LAW.
Look no further than Traut Companies. We have the equipment and expertise to handle any well-sealing projects, whether yours is a shallow sandpoint well, a drilled well, or a large diameter irrigation well.
The dangers of not sealing an abandoned well are many – such as, potential health threats, safety, and environment issues. An unused well can provide a direct pathway for contaminants to enter groundwater and compromise and threaten the water quality of existing, and new, wells.
And an abandoned well poses a safety threat for children, pets, and livestock.
Minnesota law requires that any well in these situations must be sealed:
- If the well is contaminated and cannot be corrected.
- If the well has been improperly sealed in the past.
- If the well poses a threat to the health or safety of the public, or to groundwater quality.
- If the well is not in use and does not have a maintenance permit.