What Is Water Well Testing? | Buying A Home With A Well | Bergen & Hudson County NJ
Bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms can’t survive in water without a host. That’s why it’s crucial to test the purity of municipal tap well before drinking it or using any recreational activities that come into contact with the groundwater like swimming pools. Villa Home Inspections offers water well testing along with numerous other tests (see our Home Inspection Tips) in your Bergen & Hudson County NJ home inspection.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has developed standards for testing wastewater sources which include both biological tests E-Coli detection and chemical analysis (Nitrates). To make sure everything is safe from harmful bacteria, visit 123WaterTesting.com, where they’ll be happy to walk you through what types of services are available depending on your needs as either an individual homeowner or someone who manages multiple properties across town, so everyone stays healthy at
Is your home connected to the central water supply?
One of the essential things in a home is the water. That’s why it needs to be tested regularly, and some people even have their own well for that very thing! If you’re buying a home that’s not connected to a central water supply, congratulations! You are now the new “Water Safety, Treatment, and Prevention Manager,” of your household. The EPA says that about 15% of U.S. homes are on a private water system of some sort.
You may not know it, but water quality is an essential factor in everyday life. All around you, there are signs of a world that have been severely contaminated with contaminants like lead and arsenic, which can cause chronic health conditions such as cancer or heart disease. Even if the levels on your local tap are below acceptable limits for most people, this doesn’t mean they’re safe! Your city’s public works department conducts well testing regularly to make sure our drinking supply is free from contaminates so we don’t have those same risks at home too-wells must be tested every six months by law just to ensure safety standards aren’t being surpassed anywhere along the pipeline where contamination could occur before reaching its destination: YOUR TAP! Call for a free quote and schedule your inspection today with me.
For buyers who have never had anything but water from a municipal tap system, a private water supply can seem like virtually the same thing: turn on the faucet, water comes out. Simple. But too many buyers assume that if the water looks good, doesn’t smell bad, and the current owners aren’t sick, the water must be okay. But that’s a big mistake. Discovering that the water is unfit to drink or that the well is poorly constructed or in need of replacement is essential to find during the buying process, not after.
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