Over 40% of Nova Scotia homes rely on private wells to supply their family with water. In many cases, water treatment systems are recommended to ensure that this water supply is clean and healthy by the time it reaches the tap. The list at the bottom of this page will outline the array of treatment systems we offer. No matter the size of the problem, we will build a system that is right for your home.
Even if you do not need a well to get your water, we have solutions to improve your water quality. Many municipal water sources use chemicals to preserve the water in large holding areas. These chemicals can remain in the water as it reaches your home, creating issues with cloudy water, chlorine smell, and hard water affecting fixtures in your home. We offer compact point-of-use systems that are small enough to fit under the sink in your house or apartment. These systems can quickly and easily improve your water quality.
With an annual maintenance plan, we will visit your property once per year (or more frequently if required) to perform preventative maintenance. Much like inspecting your vehicle, your water treatment system can wear down over time. It uses up its chemicals and media which is why it is so important to perform this maintenance annually. Without this maintenance, systems can wear down, leaving you with a decreased quality of water and cost you more in overall repair or premature replacement costs.
Our annual system maintenance consists of a total system cleaning. Any mineral build-up over the year is removed and cleaned. We also inspect chemical levels within the system and resupply if needed. This ensures that the system is properly maintained to keep a steady flow of clean water into your home.
Water is essential to life. We want to help make sure that your family, your customers, your employees, or whoever else may use your water source has access to safe, clean drinking water. The Water Shed is the most popular provider of water testing in Nova Scotia. Testing your water every 6-24 months is an excellent way to give yourself the peace of mind that your water is safe. It's also a great way to ensure that all of your water treatment equipment is operating at its full potential. Similarly, if you do not have a water treatment system, regular testing is an excellent way to ensure that the quality of your water supply has not changed.
Water issues can be as obvious as having an off-putting smell or taste or a discolouration in the water. On the contrary, many common issues cannot be seen or smelled. Although more difficult to identify, they can cause just as much harm as those that are easily identified. Many issues can be identified in our common water issues page and can be fixed easily with the correct water treatment system. Other issues such as bacteria and pollutants can only be identified through regular water testing.
Drilled wells in Nova Scotia account for over 40% of the private water supply into households. This number is growing at a rapid rate. Properly drilled wells are essential to ensure that your household has an adequate supply of fresh water at all times. Whether you are building a new home or cottage, or are unhappy with your current water supply, we have solutions to help. Contact us at The Water Shed to get a free consultation on how we can dig you a new well or improve the water supply on your property.
Our services go beyond simply drilling your well. We also repair wells, service pumps, and install replacement pumps when necessary. If your well is not performing to standard, we have many other services to help. We use recovery tests (flow testing) and down hole camera inspections first to help save you the cost of more expensive alternatives. If after these inspections your well does need improvements, we offer services of well deepening, well extensions, and well shocking to ensure that your water supply meets your needs.
Our years of experience with well drilling in Nova Scotia help us give more accurate quotes. Knowing the geology and water table in different regions of the province is critical to getting the job done right the first time.
When your well is not producing the quantity of water that is required for your home, a relatively inexpensive solution is to have The Water Shed perform a hydrofrack on your well. Hydrofracking or Hydro Fracturing is a process where a highly pressurized water is injected into the well. It then unblocks or creates new seams which will generate more water into your well. This can rejuvenate your well giving you a much better supply of water on an ongoing basis.
With our many years of experience, we can proudly offer a 5 year guarantee on any hydrofracking results. In most cases, our certificate will guarantee well performance for CMHC guidelines and mortgage lending facilities. That makes it an excellent option for anybody considering putting their home on the market.
Are you having trouble with properly heating your home during the winter or cooling your home during the summer? Is your electricity bill climbing higher than it should so you can stay comfortable in your own home? Geothermal heat pumps are perfectly designed for the fluctuating temperatures throughout the year that we see here in Nova Scotia. In addition to giving you an automatic thermostat to give you full control of your home's temperature, geothermal systems can reduce your energy consumption by as much as 66%.
Geothermal systems also provide a very clean, quiet, and low maintenance luxury to you and your family. Our Geothermal packages will be specifically tailored to your needs and will include the cost of well drilling, loop design and installation, and the geothermal heat pump. These type of systems are perfect for new home builds as a way to save money and add long term value. Because of the reduced energy use, there are provincial and federal grants available to help cover the costs of installing an energy efficient system like this. Contact us today to find out more information or for help on how to apply for these grants before we start your project!