You think you need a well inspection! Let’s talk about that for a moment. A well system is most typically a private water system that supplies water for any purpose to the home, the grounds, and the outbuildings. Most homes are connected to a public water system which means the home is connected to the city or municipality which provides treated water to the home. Well systems are more likely to be found in more rural areas.
When you’re buying a home with a well system most municipalities will require a Water Quality Test that meets the minimum health standard set by the county health department.
A required Water Quality Test normally only tests for specific bacteria. It does not include the well or systems.
An inspection performed by me, a Licensed Certified Professional Home Inspector means that I will visually inspect the well head (typically outside), well tank, contacts and other components of a well system for signs of failure, damage, poor installation practices and maintenance issues. I will then measure the water pressure to make sure the home has what it needs, connect a hose to a spigot, measure the ability of the system to pump water over a 2 hour period – continuously, and then measure the number of gallons pumped per minute to make sure that the well and its systems are performing to requirements.
If you need to inspect a well or a Septic Tank Inspection within Michigan City, South Bend, Elkhart, St Joseph, Benton Harbor, New Buffalo, Stevensville, Niles, Paw Paw, Bridgman, Sawyer, Berrien Springs, South Haven or the surrounding areas – call Smart Choice Home Inspection now.
Smart Choice Home Inspection can easily and affordably give you the answers you need to keep safe. Schedule an inspection now. Call: (269) 800-0111.
Well Inspections start at $150, combined with Septic Tank Inspection $400, with Septic Tank Inspection and Water Quality Test $500
A helpful article about how to troubleshoot a well system and do DIY repairs from Family Handyman, can be read by clicking this link.