Private drinking wells are more common in America than people suppose. In fact, more than 13 million homes in America get their drinking water from these private wells. More often than not, people shopping for a new home in rural areas are likely to have to consider the well water as well. There are several questions about well water will likely arise, whether you are a buyer or seller. With this in mind, we at AAA Water Team would like to share a few things to consider when it comes to buying a home that features well water.
Should I Buy a House with Well Water?
Many buyers assume that the municipality has met safety standards for drinking water when it comes to municipal houses. These assumptions should not and cannot necessarily be made with rural homes. Private well water is not regulated by the EPA in fact, and nor do they provide criteria for individual well water quality. Buyers will need to consider the quality of the water available to the home and also the quantity of water available to the home when they decide on purchasing a home with well water. Below are the basics of what you should consider before committing to buying a home with well water.
Research Water in the Surrounding Area
In your community, you can research an area’s groundwater to identify potential sources of contamination. Ask the realtor questions for starters. After which, you can contact your local health department as well as your public water system officials to ask for any documented incidences. You will then want to test the well for similar issues after you know of some of your area’s common problems.
Water Well Testing
Invest in a water quality testing. The local water experts of AAA Water Team offer water testing services to determine the quality of your water. The PH, hardness, alkalinity, minerals, bacteria, and VOCs are a few examples of the contaminants that can be harmful or reduce the quality of the water that is tested from the sample taken from the well water. Our certified specialists will measure both the flow and the drawdown to determine a well’s yield following pumping the well. With the necessary water tests done prior to purchasing your potential new home, if any problems arise you can seek recommendations can be made on how to fix the water and the buyer and seller will have to determine who will be responsible to take care of the issues while negotiating the sell price.
Water Well Testing & More in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
Remember that the EPA recommends annual water testing to maintain the safety of your drinking water supply when you own a home that features well water. AAA Water Team is readily available to schedule your annual water testing services. Having this valuable service can better equipped you with the home’s water concerns in advance of a purchase and better aid you if you believe the home is worth the investment with top-quality water treatments. Contact us today!