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Well Inspections for Realtors


Don't let the water system be the reason that you don't sell a home that is on a water well; we're here to help! Alcorn Pump & Water Filtration is happy to work alongside realtors like you to determine when to have a well inspection scheduled and by whom (buyer or seller). By ensuring to use a water well expert, not a home inspector or plumber, you know your client will receive all of the necessary, accurate information that will help them make an informed decision about a home on a water well. ​

If you are representing a buyer or seller on a home with a private well, community well or water sources other than the city water, it is important to know the following: 


  • Different types of home loans can require different types of water testing and well testing. Some may or may not require a well inspection.

  • There may be different requirements for water testing for potability. Even if not required, we recommend having the water tested for safety. Bacteria, Arsenic, Nitrates, and Lead are the most common water tests requested. (Visit this link to see what type of water testing you may need or want.)

  • Water samples can take 7-10 days (sometimes longer) to receive back from the lab. This should be scheduled in advance. 

  • If a water sample comes back as failing from the lab, the source will need to be addressed and a new sample will be sent to the lab. This could take a couple more weeks, depending on the problem. 

  • A proper well inspection should always be conducted by an experienced water well company. A home inspection does not include this and can at times give misleading information. 

  • Ensure you use a licensed pump company for well inspections to ensure the correct information and recommendations on the pumping system are listed. This protects the buyer, the seller, and the agent.

  • If the buyer wants a well inspection, we will need permission from the seller to be on-site to inspect the well system.

  • We need to know who we are conducting the well inspection for, our point of contact, who will be paying for the inspection, who to send the report to, and who will be onsite during the inspection.

  • We need access to the pumping equipment and to the home to conduct a proper well inspection and water testing.

We conduct the following inspections and services:

  • Well inspections with certified reports

  • VA Loan requirements for well inspections and water testing 

  • Flow rate testing on well pumps

  • Drawdown testing for water wells 

  • Required water samples for potability - recommended per AZDOH

  • Guidance and training for agents when it comes to well inspections and water testing. (You can also visit this site for more information on private water wells in AZ.) 

See the photos below for a close-up of some of the components we test during a well inspection.

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