Well Disinfection Kit
Well Chlorination Kit to Eliminate Bacteria
This kit includes:
- Easy-to-read directions
- An FDA-approved chlorination agent
- Free post-treatment bacteria test
All of the ingredients in this chlorination agent are FDA-approved, and recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency to be used at least once a year to guarantee proper maintenance of your well.
Our chlorination agent is not only more effective than the infamous method of “shocking” but is also safer. Many are misled to believe that a well system can be sanitized with household bleach or swimming pool chlorine. Neither chemical is designed for this purpose. Bleach and swimming pool chlorine do not target the contaminated area and are known to leave behind an odor as well as traces of a variety of elements, including some heavy metals.
We designed this kit so our customers can eliminate bacteria on a “Do-It-Yourself” basis. Our customers always have the option to schedule a well inspection and a cleaning with an ETR representative, but making our kit D.I.Y. gives the public the freedom to chlorinate their well systems at their convenience.
Easy instructions for using the ETR Labs kit:
- Remove well cap
- Pour chlorination agent into the well
- Rinse the sides of the well with a gallon of water to ensure agent is properly dispersed
- Put well cap back onto the well and make sure it is securely sealed
- After about 14 days, take a sample of your water using the post-treatment bottle included in the kit and mail back (postage included) to ETR Laboratories for a free bacteria test. No other kit on the market includes a post-treatment test. The value of this test alone is $80!
In most cases, no further treatment is required. However, there are certain cases where it may take two to four treatments to remove the microorganisms. For example, when there is a continuous inoculation of microorganisms into the well because of structural defects, other measures will be required to eliminate the bacteria. Contact the experts at ETR Laboratories if you find yourself facing such a situation.
The EPA recommends sanitizing your well at least once a year to kill whatever biomass has accumulated. It is also advisable to sanitize your well in any of these situations:
- When testing suggests that microorganisms are present.
- Any time the well has been flooded or overrun by surface water.
- When any work is performed on the well system, including plumbing repair, or when water filtration or treatment systems are installed, etc.
- If work is performed on a nearby septic system, or if the septic system is within 50 feet of the well system.
- If there is a foul odor, bad taste, or discoloration of the water.
- During the startup of a seasonal property.
- If there has been illness in the household.