When you are thinking of buying a new home, there are many details to consider, from financing, the condition of the home, schools and neighborhood layout, whether or not the furniture fits. But one thing people tend to forget is where their water comes from.
If you are considering purchasing a home that is serviced by a well and not by public water there are several things to keep in mind. One of the primary concerns you should have as a buyer purchasing a home with a well is to check the quantity of water that is being delivered to the home along with the quality. Some important things to consider areHaving your water tested by a local professional: Standard water tests will typically check for such things as PH, hardness, alkalinity, and turbidity. Standard mineral testing will often include things like iron, calcium, manganese, copper, fluoride, Chloride and others
Researching any water problems in your area: If you are moving to a completely new area, it is a good idea to reach out to your local water expert for information on local water problems.
Checking on your states well water regulations: Each state varies on regulations for owners with private wells. Making sure that the current home owner has kept up with these regulations is critical.
Setting up a regular water testing system: The EPA recommends private well water tests once a year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids and pH levels.
Taking the time to thoroughly test your water and your well system will keep you from the headache of running into possible problems later on. Many homeowners who experience problems with their well system have skipped these basic steps.
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