We partner with the best local Water Specialist in the area to offer Well, Septic and Water Testing at the same time as your home inspection or as a separate service.
Standard Water Testing
Includes: Total Coliform/Fecal E.coli Bacteria, Total Hardness, pH, Iron
Includes: Includes Standard Water Testing plus Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite
Includes: Standard Water Testing and FHA/VA plus Antimony, Alkalinity, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Magnesium,Manganese, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Silver, Sodium, Thallium, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc
Includes: Uranium, Gross Alpha, Gross Beta, Radon (in water)
Includes: Inspect the well head itself to make sure it is up to code and seal is intact with no leaks. Attempt to locate and report any information available from the County Public records showing the original well drilling permit (if available) or any repair permits that may have been filed since originally installed. Inspect the mechanical operation of the well pump, pressure tank and controls. Ensure mechanical components responsible for getting water to the structure are operating properly or as intended.
Note: The well inspection does NOT include inspecting the internal well (below ground) with a camera, running a water flow test to determine or confirm how much water the well produces in gallons per minute (gpm) or disconnecting any electrical components. These can be done for additional costs.
Generally includes (in brief summary):
- Attempt to locate and report information from County Public records showing the original installation permit (if available) or any repair permits filed since install.
- Attempt to locate, uncover and access the opening(s) of the septic tank and distribution device(s) (This may require digging one or more holes in the area)
- If possible, visually inspect the interior of the septic tank and distribution device(s).
- If interior of the septic tank is accessible, check the solids level in both the inlet and outlet ends of the tank
- Inspect the pump components, alarm and its delivery to the drain-field (if applicable)
- Send water to the drain-field for 5-10 minutes to insure it will accept the water
- If reasonable, locate, probe and identify the drain-field and/or its perimeter and possibly the individual lines within the field.
- Attempt to determine the distance of certain septic components to the well and structures.
Note: To see a complete copy of the rules for Septic Inspections set forth by North Carolina Onsite Wastewater Contractor Inspector Certification Board visit https://ncowcicb.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/General-Statutes-and-Rules-2-6-2018.pdf
Septic Tank Pumping
Involves having a Septic Pump truck available on-site to pump the contents of the septic tank during the inspection process. It is strongly recommended that the septic tank be pumped at the time of inspection.