We will take a water sample from the well head and one from your kitchen faucet and send both tests to an independent lab for testing. We take two samples to get and idea of your homes plumbing too.
Are you one of the more than 2.7 million private well users in NC? Most wells have never been inspected or tested for more than bacteria, even when state and local agencies knew of nearby contamination sites.
Consider testing your well for pesticides, organic chemicals, and heavy metals before you use it for the first time. Test private water supplies annually for nitrate and coliform bacteria to detect contamination problems early. Test them more frequently if you suspect a problem. Be aware of activities in your watershed that may affect the water quality of your well, especially if you live in an unsewered area. If a standard is exceeded in your sample, we will retest the water supply immediately and direct you to contact your local public health department for assistance. Some problems can be handled quickly. For example, high bacteria concentrations can sometimes be controlled by disinfecting a well. Filters or other on-site treatment processes may also remove some contaminants. Other problems may require a new source of water, or a new, deeper well.
It is in a sellers best interest to have the home as ready as possible before it is listed for market. Addressing all of the problems before a home is listed can be much cheaper than lowering the sale price or finding the problem late in the game. It can cost the seller 2 or 3 dollars for every real dollar of repair if it is found with a time crunch looming over head. Also a home with no or very minor issues will put buyers more at ease and will increase your pool of potential buyers.
Don’t assume that because a home has passed all local codes and ordinances, it must be in good shape. Homes are still built by people and we all make mistakes. Also the code inspector is only inspecting that phase such as electrical or plumbing and not how it may have effected a prior phase. To have an inspection that looks at the total picture can be a great asset to your future happiness in the home. Especially if that total picture is in multiple phases of the construction of your new home.
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building (homes, offices, and schools) and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.