Well Inspection and Well Water Testing In Delaware
A regular well water inspection will ensure that your well is running efficiently and prevent minor issues from turning into major ones. So, protect your investment and have a routine well inspection annually. At Delmarva Inspections Group, we're InterNACHI-certified inspectors. Our team, led by our co-founder and Inspections Manager, Ed Dee, has completed thousands of property inspections. With over a decade of inspecting homes and 25 years as a general contractor, Ed has built an unmatched team of inspectors. So, don't trust your well water testing to just anyone; call on the experienced team of inspectors at Delmarva Inspections Group.
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If You're A New Homebuyer, Request A Well Inspection Report
It was once said, "A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man." But if your water is tainted, it's worthless and a health hazard, so protect your family and have your well water tested annually. If you're a new homebuyer and the property you're purchasing has a well, make sure a complete well water inspection is requested. Doing so will ensure a smooth home purchase without regrets. For home sellers, you may want to order your own inspection report before your home goes to market. It can give you a head start on any potential repairs. Additionally, it shows good faith to your potential buyer. As a side note, we also provide well water testing.
It's Your Responsibility To Ensure Your Water Is Safe
When your family gets water from a private well, it's your responsibility to ensure that water is safe to drink. Unlike public water, where the EPA regulates public water systems, it has no authority over private well water.
What we inspect:
- A flow test to determine system output
- Check pump motor performance
- Test amp load, grounding, and line voltage
- Inspect the pressure tank and pressure switch contact
- Check the water for odor and color
- Inspect well equipment to ensure that it meets local code
- Well water testing for nitrates, coliform bacteria, iron, manganese, water hardness, sulfides
- Signs of breakages or corrosion
- Check the electrical control box
- And much more
- After your well inspection, a comprehensive written report is provided, which includes results and recommendations. The report will also include laboratory test results and so much more.
After your well inspection, a comprehensive written report is provided, which includes results and recommendations. The report will also include laboratory test results and so much more.
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Water Well Maintenance Can Go A Long Way
For most homeowners, your well is out of sight and, therefore, out of mind. However, finding problems in your well early and correcting them can keep your well performing the way it should. In addition, homeowners should get educated on how to protect their well from contamination.
For example, you should keep your livestock, silos, petroleum tanks, and well the required distance away. The surrounding areas should be clear of vegetation. At Delmarva Inspections Group, we have you covered for all your inspection needs. Call today and get the service and value you expect from a well inspection and well water testing.
What Can Go Wrong With A Water Well On My Property
There are a number of things that can go wrong with a water well on your property, including:
Well Contamination: A well can become contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances if it is not properly maintained or located near sources of pollution such as septic systems, livestock, or agricultural operations.
- Pump Failure: The pump is the heart of your well water system; if it fails, your well will stop producing water. Several factors, including electrical issues, mechanical problems, or damage to the pump itself, can cause pump failure.
- Clogging: Over time, the screens and filters in your well can become clogged with sediment, minerals, or other debris, reducing water flow and potentially damaging the pump.
- Drying Up: In areas with limited groundwater resources or during drought conditions, a well may run dry, meaning it can no longer produce water.
- Well Collapse: Over time, the casing of a well can become corroded or damaged, potentially leading to collapse. A number of factors, including poor construction or a high water table, can cause this.
- Poor Water Quality: Even if your well is producing water, the quality of that water may not be suitable for drinking or other household uses. Common issues include high levels of minerals, such as iron or manganese, which can cause staining or other problems. So it's a good idea to request well water testing.
Regular Well Water Inspections Needed
Having your well inspected regularly by a qualified professional is important to help identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. Regular maintenance, including well cleaning and pump maintenance, can also help extend the life of your well and ensure that it continues to provide safe, reliable water for your household. When you need a well inspection, call the well water experts at Delmarva Inspections Group.
Get A Well Water Inspection To Ensure Your Well Is Working Properly
In conclusion, a well water inspection is essential to maintaining a safe and reliable source of drinking water for your household. Whether you are purchasing a new property with a well or have an existing well on your property, regular inspections by a qualified professional can help identify potential issues and ensure that your well is operating properly. At [Company Name], our experienced technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to thoroughly assess your well and provide recommendations for any necessary repairs or maintenance. So don't wait until a problem arises with your well – schedule a well inspection and well water testing today to help protect the health and safety of your family.