Are you considering purchasing a home that relies on a private well to provide it with water? Before you do, you should familiarize yourself with the well and learn everything you can about it. There are more than 13 million Americans who use water wells, so you shouldn’t be scared off by the idea of doing it in your new home. However, you should make every effort to find out everything you can about the water well prior to buying a home.
There are a number of things you want to investigate when it comes to a water well. The first thing is the location. In most cases, you will be able to contact your local municipality and obtain a file that shows where the well was installed. You are also going to want to locate the well head. It should be easily accessible and unobstructed because you are going to need to be able to show a pump technician where it is in the future when you need your well serviced. Additionally, you should try and track down the make and model of your well and the date it was first installed. This will give you a better idea of how much maintenance you will need to do to it once you move into your new home.
Outside of learning about the well itself, you should also try to find out more about its water production. You should have a comprehensive water flow analysis done so you know how much water the well will produce for you and your family. You should test the water quality as well to make sure the water being delivered to the home is safe for bathing, drinking, cooking, and more. You may need to consider installing a filtration device, too, if one does not already exist in the home.
Northeast Water Wells understands it can be hard for homebuyers to learn about water wells when shopping for a new house. If you are thinking about buying a home with a water well, call us at 800-562-9355 and ask about the services we provide for those who need water wells tested prior to going through with real estate transactions.