Well System Inspections
When buying a home with a private well, your home inspection should include a well system check up to ensure the well is in good working order and the quality of the water produced meets health standards. Even if your water tastes good, lead and other contaminants can seep into the water supply and lead to health problems. A well inspection is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of your drinking water.
A Well System Inspection is a visual inspection of the equipment to ensure proper working condition, a water test to ensure clean drinking water, along with a written report that includes laboratory data, explains results and offers recommendations.
Prior to the inspection, you should obtain your well’s log or record, which contains information on the history of the well and the ground surrounding it. Contractors must file well logs with their respective states upon completion of all new wells. However, well owners should also own a copy in case the well needs to be serviced at any time.
If you're thinking about purchasing a home with a well, we strongly recommended a Well System Inspection to ensure the well is working properly and the water is free of bacteria. Bundle with other provided services and save!