Buying a new home with a private well? You need an inspection.
Water tapped by a private well is often of the highest quality. When buying a home with a private well, your home inspection should include a well system check up to ensure the well is in good working order, the quality of the water produced meets health standards, and the construction of the well system meets current California Codes.
Prior to the inspection, you should obtain your well’s log or record, which contains information on the history of the well and the ground surrounding it. Well drillers must file well logs with their respective states or counties upon completion of all new wells. However, well owners should also own a copy in the event the well needs to be serviced.
At Superior Well Service – we will:
- Perform well inspections prior to purchase or sale of home
- Check for required code compliance
- Visually inspect the entire length of the well casing using Well Camera Technology
- Conduct a flow test to determine system output, pressure and general water quality (odor, cloudiness, etc.)
- Test water for E Coli (coliform bacteria – fecal matter), nitrates, iron, manganese, water hardness, sulfides and anything else of concern in your area that could pose problems with your health, plumbing, staining, water appearance, and odor
Well Video Inspection
There are a variety of problems that can occur down the hole which can impede the proper operation of your water system. Using our underwater video camera we can accurately identify the cause and depth of any problems down the hole.
Video inspection helps to:
- Determine the depth of the well casing.
- Determine if there is any deterioration to the well casing.
- Determine if there is any mineral encrustation that causes water quality and quantity problems.
- May identify points of entry and or location of contamination
With a video inspection there’s no better way to determine downhole conditions and make intelligent long–term decisions, avoiding unnecessary delays, repairs, and costs.