Water Wells - Private

well water

If your prospective house is equipped with a private well, Massachusetts Home Inspections recommends that you have the bacteriological quality of the water tested before purchasing the home. I recommend that this test be performed before the close of escrow and then annually thereafter. The EPA recommends that you test your well water annually for nitrates and coliform bacteria. I do offer Water Quality testing through a State-certified laboratory and your water test results will be ready within 2 days on my labs' website.

Each water test varies as to what is being tested. The following tests can be performed: Coliform, E.Coli, Arsenic, Chloride, Copper, Fluoride, Gross Alpha, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Ph, Nitrate, Sodium and Radon in water.

The results of your water test might show contaminants that are offensive, but not necessarily health risks. The lab will advise you about the differences between that type of contaminant and dangerous contaminants, and their possible sources. In addition to regular water tests, well water should be tested immediately if there is any change in its clarity, color, odor or taste, or if there has been a change in the surrounding land use. Through regular assessment and testing of your water supply, the microbial and chemical safety of your well water can be verified.

 

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Dear David,

I just wanted to write a quick thank-you for the professional and informative job that you did at my home inspection on Monday. As a first time home buyer I was incredibly nervous going into the inspection not knowing what to expect - what should I be asking? What should I be looking for? it was all very overwhelming. However, after the first 15 minutes of the inspection, you quickly put all of my fears to rest!

The way that you took the time to point out and explain to me everything that you were looking for, as well as all of the helpful suggestions that you so freely gave out instantly, had put my mind at ease. I was able to feel that I was in good hands and knew that I had a “Professional” doing the job. This was solidified for me at the end of the inspection when you went over your extensive report with me, item by item ensuring that I fully understood what was there.

Your professionalism and expertise was so greatly appreciated. If ever anyone asks for a recommendation please feel free to give them my name, it would be my pleasure to help put another home buyer’s worried mind to ease by letting them know that with Massachusetts Home Inspections, they can count on a professional job well done.

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Last updated on  Feb 28, 2013