Are you planning to buy or sell a home with a water well?
There may be testing required in your area. Some towns/cities have requirements for real estate transfer for water wells. If there are no town/state regulations regarding property transfer for water wells there may be requirements from the lending institution. Northeast Water Wells is available for Real Estate Transfer inspections, give a us a call to set up an appointment.
What is involved in the Real Estate Transfer inspection process?
When our professional technichians come out to the home they will concentrate on three different areas: Water quality, water quantity and equipment inspection.
Water quality testing is needed to be sure that you and your family will have well water that is safe to drink and use. Northeast Water Wells offers several different testing packages to meet your needs. Our technicians can help you decide which testing package is the best for you. Keep in mind that most contaminants are not detected by sight, smell or taste. So testing is important to check the water.
Water quantity testing is an analysis of the well to be sure that it makes enough water to meet the demands of the residence. Flow testing for the water well will take a minimum of 2-4 hours. It is important for flow testing to be performed during the real estate transfer testing process because the residential demands of one family are not necessarily the same for another family and you need to make sure the well water makes enough water to keep up with the demands.
Mechanical inspection will be performed while the flow test is happening. The pumping system, tank and well cap will be inspected to be sure that everything is in good working order. It would otherwise be quite frustrating to move in to a property and find out that the pump does not work or your tank needs to be replaced.
What happens if there are contaminants found on the water quality report?
Please contact our office to speak with us about the report, we can help with options to remove the contaminants. The EPA has a great page http://www.epa.gov/safewater/hfacts.html with information about how contaminants can affect your health.
What happens if well at the property I’m considering for purchase does not make enough water?
There are several different options that could help with this problem: Hydro-fracture of the well, well deepening and if neither of those options work a new well can be considered.
Article written by Karen Provencher
At Northeast Water Wells Inc our services are not limited to water well drilling and pump installation we also have a plethora of other services available. Northeast water wells experienced technicians also specialize in Artesian Water Well Abandonment, Well Rehabilitation, Water Well Chlorination, Submersible water pumps, Jet pumps, Constant Pressure Pumps, Pressure Boosting Pumps, Solar/ wind powered pumping systems. Water Pressure holding tanks, Atmospheric Water Holding tanks, Water Quality/ Quantity testing, water conditioning and treatment, filtration, sanitizers, water softeners, hydro fracture, zone fracture, Water Well Maintenance, Real Estate Transfer testing and Well Efficiency Audits.
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