I have had a similar experience, but I avoided having everything in the house get plugged up by first flushing the well out onto the ground.Originally Posted by NewHomeOwnerinPA
Find a way to direct the flow from that "first elbow" so that it will discharge out onto the ground, and let the pump flush the well for maybe an hour or so. Then re-connect the line to the house and get that pumphouse spigot flowing freely ... then continue working downstream to individually get each next fixture flowing. If there is a filter or water softener anywhere in the line, those may need to be by-passed or cleared along the way. Individual faucets will need to have their aerators removed and cleaned or replaced, and your water heater needs to be turned off and flushed.Originally Posted by NewHomeOwnerinPA
Dealing with all that sludge or whatever else is no fun, but it can be done.