FAQ

What We Can Do for You?
a. Flynn Drilling plays a vital role in helping to ensure homeowners have a working and efficient water system. We will provide an accurate estimate for the cost of the project and schedule within a reasonable time frame.

When my well stops, does that mean my pump has gone bad?
a. Not in every case. It could be much simpler. Best thing to do is have a crew come check it out and repair it on the spot if needed.

Will you dig up my leak on the weekend?
a. Depends on the situation. We must follow rules and call in locates to MO Dig rite to get utilities marked before proceeding this typically takes 3 days to get them back.

Does my pump have a warranty?
a. Many have a 5-year warranty

Can I pay my bill by credit/debit card over the phone?
a. Yes. We charge a 2% convenience fee for credit cards. We do not store any of your card information, so you will need to give it to use each time.

I rent my property, do I need the owner’s permission for well service work?
a. Our company requires the owner of the property to consent to the work and signature of legal owner even if the renter is going to be paying for the repair.

Can you look up well information on a property I want to buy or just bought?
a. Within limits yes, we can. It is best if you know the previous owners name or the owners name who had the well drilled. Occasionally we can look them up via address.

What is Geothermal?
a. Geothermal is a renewable energy source that utilizes the earths continuously produced heat. The geothermal units use the earth’s natural heat to warm and cool your home by pumping circulated water through a geothermal looping field for a cost effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly comfort throughout your home. The ground stays at a relatively constant temperature throughout the seasons, providing a warm heat source in the winter and a cool heat sink in the summer that keeps your home with consistent comfort.

What kind of looping field is best for you? 
a. There are 3 common types of geothermal looping fields that can be installed, vertical, horizontal, and pond loop.  The elements to consider for your application would be; type of soil, space availability, accessibility, the amount of heat exchange needed (measured by tons), etc.  The horizontal method takes up a substantial amount more space, but is a lot more feasible for locations where vertical drilling can be very poor and may require us to use additional methods to keep the drilled hole open. Although in tight areas, like in smaller lot subdivisions, the vertical method takes up less room which allows us to apply more tons of heat exchange

What are some common well problems you might come across?
a. Pump will not start. Incorrect power to controls, no power to the controls, power not getting through pressure switch, damaged pump and motor
Pump starts but will not stay running. Improper fuses, incorrect voltage, bad capacitors, defective control box, damaged or bare cable in the well, damaged pump and motor.
Pump starts and stops frequently. Clogged pressure switch, water logged tank, improper tank size, improper pressure switch setting, leak in system.
Pump runs coastaly. Check valve stuck in system, leak in piping, restricted suction in intake screen, damaged pump and motor.
Low water pressure. Obstruction in piping, leak in piping, clogged softener, clogged filters, improperly sized plumbing in house, well pumping down and running out of water, damaged pump and motor.