Water Well Testing: The Basics

Your home is your most important asset. When you make your purchase it’s important that you do your research. It is a sad fact that your water systems will often times is overlooked by the home inspectors. Even if it is tested, often times it’s not a very thorough check.

There are a handful of tests that should be done on your water systems. But what are they, and what do they involve?

  • We always tell our customers to have a complete system flow analysis done, which can take 2 to 4 hours. This will go over all parts of the water system, depending on what the customer has in their home. The factors considered will be that of flow of water, the reaction of the system as a whole, and water levels. This is to make sure the water system will be adequate for you and your family.
  • A pumping system analysis is another test to have done. This will let the inspector know if your pump or your tank is showing signs of aging or if there are malfunctions that could cost you money later. The life of your tank can range from 7 to 15 years, but this will depend on the water quality, conditions, usage and the main source of power.

Northeast Water Wells will provide you with a detailed report with a description of the results, and then can discuss with you any recommendations that are present based on the findings. This will not explain to you the quality of your water supply, but also just how much water is going through the system and whether or not it is deemed appropriate for your type of home.

It is always recommended that you have regular inspections and maintenance done on your well, along with your testing. However, when you are looking to buy or sell a home, it is even more important that you arm yourself with knowledge about the water system.

For all your testing and maintenance needs, contact Northeast Water Wells today.