When you’re buying a new home, one of the most important things to consider is its water source. If you have never owned a home with a well before, it’s easy to overlook getting the well inspected. Some people assume that if the current owners never had an issue with the well or the water quality, it’s safe to assume that everything is fine and the water is perfectly safe to drink and use. But this isn’t always the case! Hartmann Well Drilling has a list of reasons it’s important to get your new home’s well and water quality inspected by professionals.
If you’re thinking of buying a home that has a well, it can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’ve never used well water before. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The well should be inspected at least once a year to be sure it is still structurally sound and that the water has not been contaminated. You should be sure to keep hazardous materials away from the well at all times, including paint, motor oil and pesticides. When you mow your lawn, take special care around the well and be sure you don’t accidentally damage it. Also, keep the well free of any debris that might get piled on or around it.
When AmeriSpec comes to your home to inspect your well, they look at more than just the structure of the well. They will also take a look at the water quality and test it for bacteria like E. coli. They will perform a flow test, which will show how much water is available to be pumped from the well. And they will also take a close look at the well’s location. How close is it to things like the home’s septic system, property lines and any other bodies of water that are on the property, such as a pond?
When you need a home or well inspected, call AmeriSpec at 952-854-5110. And if you need a new well installed or repaired, contact Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202 or visit our website for a Free Estimate.
The knowledge, skill and experience required to follow these “tips” varies; if you are in doubt as to your ability to properly and safely implement these suggestions, call a qualified professional first. Every home appliance and system is different as are the problems that can affect them. Accordingly, the above-referenced tips are meant only as suggestions to be considered for the listed problems. AmeriSpec cannot be responsible for any damages arising from any actions taken pursuant to tips provided herein. This list is not exhaustive and other remedies may be needed in addition to those listed above.