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Private Well Certified Inspector

Well Inspection

Private Well Certified Inspector

At One Stop Home Inspections, LLC, our well Inspection services is a is the visual inspection of the well components:

  • Two-hour well pump flow test

  • Well head

  • Well head cap

  • Well seal

  • Well pressure tank

  • Attached plumbing

  • Well pump electrical control systems

The purpose of a Well Inspection is to discover marginally or low-producing wells or defective well pumps, and to discover and report defects that were visible at the well components.  

Unbeatable Price Starting at $200
Private Well Certified Inspector

Complete Well Inspection

Private Well Certified Inspector

What We Inspect

  • Perform, at a minimum, a two-hour well pump flow test (or until the well runs dry or the pump fails the current draw test); 

  • Calculate the total gallons of water pumped during the well pump flow test; 

  • Calculate the average GPM flow during the well pump flow test; 

  • Measure the well pump current draw at least every 15 minutes during the pump flow test; 

  • Measure the well pressure tank air pre-charge; 

  • Visually inspect the condition of the well head and surrounding site conditions (if the well head cannot be located, this must be documented in the written report); 

  • Measure the height of the well head from grade; 

  • Visually inspect the condition of the well head cap or seal; 

  • Visually inspect the condition of the visible portions of the well casing; 

  • Note approximate location of well head in written report; 

  • Visually inspect the condition of the well pressure tank; 

  • Visually inspect the condition of the well pressure switch; 

  • Visually inspect for the presence of and condition of a well water pressure gauge; 

  • Inspect for the presence of and the rating of any installed well pump control panel; 

  • Inspect for the presence of a well pump disconnect panel or switch; and

  • Inspect for the presence of a main water shutoff valve

 

The inspector shall report as in need of correction

  • Any well that runs dry during the two-hour well pump flow test;

  • Any well that fails to average at least 3 GPM flow during the well pump flow test;

  • Any well pump whose current draw is higher than the rating listed on the well pump control panel;

  • Any well pump whose current draw fluctuates more than 1 amp during the well pump flow test; 

  • Any waterlogged well pressure tank;

  • Any corroded or leaking well pressure tank;

  • Any well pressure air pre-charge that is out of specifications; 

  • Any well head cap/seal that is damaged, loose, or missing; 

  • Any well head that does not extend above grade by at least 12 inches; and

  • Any burnt or corroded pints or contacts inside the well pressure switch. 

    • A Well Inspection is the visual inspection of the well components (well head, well head cap/seal, well pressure tank, attached plumbing, and the well pump electrical control systems), including a two-hour well pump flow test (although the flow test may be stopped if the well appears to be running dry), performed for a fee. The purpose of a Well Inspection is to discover marginally or low-producing wells or defective well pumps, and to discover and report defects that were visible at the well components.  

      • The Well Inspection and pump flow test are based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. Tests are valid for the subject property on the date of inspection only. Yield, recovery rate, flow rate, static water level, and storage are dependent on the time of year, weather, soil permeability, and other variable conditions. THIS INSPECTION IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF A CONTINUOUS WATER SUPPLY OR THAT THE WELL WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE THE YIELD AS TESTED. 

      • A Well Inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection. 

    • A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component at a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect. 

    • A Well Inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within the system and the components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The inspection report may include additional comments and recommendations. The Well Inspection report will also include the total gallons of water pumped during the well pump flow test and the average (GPM) rate of water flow during the test. 

    • The Well Inspection report will outline and define the items that were inspected and indicate any items that were not inspected, the reason they were not inspected, and general statements of what is commonly included and excluded during the Well Inspection.  

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