Well and Septic Inspection Details
When it comes to private wells, there 2 important factors: how much water do I have and what's in it?!
What's in my water?
Water sampling is the process of taking samples of water from the home and having lab analysis performed. Typically, we test for bacteria, nitrates, turbidity, pH, lead, and iron, but many tests are available as needed.
How much water do I have?
A well is a natural source of water below ground that supplies your home. There are 2 important factors with the quantity of water in your well system. The first is the reserve or static amount in the system and the second is the recovery or how quickly the earth refills your well. A well yield assessment is how we can verify that your well will provide enough water to take a shower and wash the clothes at the same time!
During a well assessment, we also inspect the components for proper function including the pump, pressure tank and gauge, etc.
Sewer Drain Inspections
The plumbing in the home is inspected during your home inspection. However, the main drain from the house to the street can also be inspected with a camera by performing what we call a "Sewer Scope." During a Sewer Scope, we will access the main drain through a cleanout or by removing a toilet and feed a camera down the drain up to 100' to inspect the interior of the drain. Any home can have issues with the main drain, but this is especially important in homes built prior to 1980.