Anyone that is lucky enough to get their water from a private well, knows that it is some of the purest water you can drink. When you are purchasing a home that gets their water from a private well, it’s a good idea to include a water well inspection as well. At Lifeline Home Inspections, we offer add on water well inspection services as part of a home inspection so you know how well your water well is operating before you purchase your home.
Checklist; What Does a Water Well Inspection Include?
When you have a water well inspection done, it should include the following:
• Flow Test– This is important to check the water level as the water is pumping as well as the pump motor performance and general health of the water.
• Equipment Inspection– The equipment needs to be checked to ensure it is sanitary and up to code.
• Water Testing– You water needs to be tested for bacteria, nitrates, iron, manganese, water hardness, sulfides and any other concerns in the area that could water odor and problems with plumbing.
• Inspection Report– A full written report of any findings in the inspection. This will also include any repair recommendations and lab results.
Reasons for Well Inspections
There are other reasons you may find yourself in need of a water well inspection besides buying a new home. These may include a water well inspection when selling as a negotiation strategy showing the well is in good working order (or in the case something is wrong, you can have it corrected and re-inspected), strange odors in your water, cloudy water, a loss of capacity pressure, or any testing that comes back that could prove to be a health hazard.