Drilling & Water Well Services
Rotary Well Drilling
Rotary drilling uses a sharp, rotating drill bit to dig down through the Earth’s crust. We drill, put in the casing, and then we install the pump. While the concept for rotary drilling is quite simple, the actual mechanics of modern rigs can be quite complicated. The prime movers, hoisting equipment, rotating equipment, and circulating equipment all combine to make rotary drilling possible.
Air drilling is the most common method used for most residential wells throughout Arizona. The speed in which a well can be drilled is a major advantage, as well as the fact that it is a very cost effective method for both the contractor and the customer. This method is used unless unconsolidated formations are present in which we will have to usually go to a mud rotary technique.
We offer mud rotary to drill you a well in tougher formations, when necessary. Mud rotary drilling has several distinct advantages. The pressure in the borehole caused by the weight of the drilling mud will overcome the majority of formation pressure. Mud Drilling does not damage formations it contacts. It usually protects them by preventing intrusion of fluids.
We provide well drilling services to our residential customers. We can drill you a new well, deepen an existing well (when in your best interest), strengthen and protect your well, or even repair damages. Every well is different. Please call for more information on how we can help you.
We offer commercial drilling services to our customers, including but not limited to commercial water wells, agricultural wells, and exploration drilling services. Please call if you have a specific project in mind.
There are several uses for geothermal drilling with geothermal heat pumps being the most common. A loop is installed in the borehole and connected to the heat pump to allow the heat from the Earth to be utilized for your energy needs. While Arizona is behind in the geothermal market, we are hoping that it will start to emerge and grow in popularity in the near future. We would be happy to tell you more about the processes and advantages to your home or business if you call for more information.
Cathodic protection is used in many industries to protect metals, pipelines, and other structures against corrosion. Many pipelines such as your local gas company will utilize this process to extend the life of their pipelines.
When possible and if cost effective, we can sometimes deepen a well that has already been drilled to save you some of the cost of drilling a brand new well. Deepening an existing well is an option to consider. If you are interested in deepening your existing well, there are several factors we must consider together before deciding if that is your best option. From information regarding the origin of the well all the way to state standards, formation, and accessibility factors. If you have a well log, we would love to see the information on it to best determine your smartest options.
Typically homeowners who have personal water wells are responsible for maintenance. In the event that damage occurs, we are able to discuss your options and determine if the repair is in your best interest for the long term as well as financially. If damage has occurred, it is most likely due to the casing. Well rehabilitation or well clean out is sometimes the best option to open up the aquifers that have slowed production or if the perforations have been clogged or rusted shut. We can go in with chemicals, mechanical methods, or both and bring your well back to its original condition and quality to when it was new (or very close).
We install, repair, and remove tanks.
We service and sell pressure tanks. We can set you up with a pressure tank to drive water to your home. Since the pressure tank holds a small reservoir of water your pump doesn’t have to cycle every time you need water.
We sell and install both above ground and buried models of storage tanks. A storage tank is a large reservoir of water, supplied from the well pump, which is automatically filled when needed. If there is no well, the storage tank can be filled by a water truck instead.
This is one specific form of a pressure tank that is maintenance free. Much like the name implies, a bladder tank has a bladder inside of it which is made of polypropylene . Surrounded by pressurized air, your well pump will push water into the bladder, under pressure. After the pump shuts off, water is held inside the tank by a check valve in the piping system. When someone opens the water valve that this tank is connected to, the tank will squeeze on the bladder and force the water out.
Pump Service & Installation
We service and install well pumps and tanks. We sell a variety of brands including, but not limited to Goulds and Grunfos.
A well pump extracts water from an underground water source, such as your well. We submerge your pump in the well. Depending on a number of factors, we would probably need to know a little bit more about your situation before we recommend any specific pump.
Pump Service & Repair
Sometimes repairing an existing pumping system can be in your best interest over a replacement.
Well pump selection depends on many factors like the depth of the well, the size of the well casing, and many other things. We will make sure that we present you the best recommendation for a well pump based on your specific circumstances.
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Mike's Drilling, LLC
Serving Tucson & Southern Arizona