When you’re hiring a well contractor, as with any other type of contractor, it’s essential that you do your due diligence to ensure you find someone you can confidently trust. Ultimately, the quality and continuous delivery of your household water supply is at stake here. Do not take the vetting process lightly!
The smart move is to be as thorough as possible in your assessment of a potential well contractor. So, whether you’re looking for a contractor to drill a brand-new well, repair your old well pump, or upgrade your well’s filtration system, here’s a guide to what you should find out during the vetting process.
Questions to Ask a Potential Well Drilling Contractor
- Is the well drilling contractor registered with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation? (This is a requirement in New York State.)
- Is the contractor certified by the National Ground Water Association?
- Does the contractor provide detailed well logs and other documentation?
- What kind of equipment does the contractor have? How up-to-date is it?
- Will you be protected by the contractor’s liability and worker’s compensation insurance?
- Does the contractor comply with state and local health and safety codes?
- Will the contractor provide you with referrals from previous customers?
- Will the contractor provide you with a written contract detailing the terms and conditions of your project? This contract should include all specifications of the project, including:
- Insurance coverage
- Code compliance
- Well dimensions
- Exact deliverables of the project
- Materials to be used
- Anticipated start date
- Estimated cost
A good contractor is hard to find. Take your time with this process and only sign on the dotted line if you feel 100% confident in your decision.
Of course, Goold Wells & Pumps is here to provide you with any guidance you might need during this time. We’re also currently available to take on new clients, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a certified, experienced well drilling contractor in Columbia County, the Capital District, or the Berkshires!