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Well Inspections for Homebuyers



Congratulations on buying a home with a water well. Owning your own water well is a wonderful choice, and now you get to have control over your water supply and water quality. If this is a new experience for you, we understand it can be nerve-racking. No worries. Alcorn Pump and Water Filtration is with you along the way to help and educate. The first step is a Well Inspection. 


Alcorn Pump & Water Filtration strongly advises any homeowner who is purchasing a home on a well that you get a certified well inspection prior to the close of the sale. Work with your realtor to get permission from the seller to conduct a full test (see below), so you understand the safety of the water and the system as a whole, what you will need to do for your new home's water system, and avoid ending up with a costly repair that could've been addressed. 


To properly conduct a well inspection we recommend you hire a water well contractor who specializes in pumping equipment. Most of the time a home inspector is not qualified to assess the full pumping system, water quality, and other potentially costly concerns.

Well inspections will vary based on setup

but include: 

  • Thorough check of the full water system and water filtration system, including but not limited to: checks on the well pump(s), booster pump(s), controllers and components, pressure tank(s), storage system, wellhead condition, and more.

  • Check and documentation of the condition of the plumbing and electrical, including any safety concerns.

  • Flow rate test on "Gallons Per Minute" (GPM) of the well pump. (This is not a Well Production Test; this can be added on if requested when scheduling.)

  • Check for any bacteria-inducing agents.

  • Free onsite mineral water testing for Hardness, PH, Iron, and TDS.

  • Test/check any current filtration.

  • Documentation of all findings, including a list of recommendations in a certified report including photos. 

  • Potability testing is an additional service that may be provided at the time of a well inspection. Water samples are taken to a certified lab for testing of bacteria, arsenic, nitrates, and lead. 

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

Well Inspections should be thorough and complete, similar to a home inspection but for the water system and filtration system. Our inspections take between 2-3 hours depending on the type of system that we are inspecting and the add-ons that are requested. 

We inspect all equipment that we have access to and record the data and quality of the system as a whole. We look for safety concerns, making sure all electrical is up to the NEC standards. We take pictures and record all data received during the inspection in a 7–10-page PDF report that is included and lists any seen recommendations. If repairs are needed we can offer an estimate if requested.


We offer fast scheduling and Rushed Well Inspections (If you are in need of an inspection and have limited time ask for a Rushed Well Inspection with a 24-hour report turnaround time). 

Want more info on our Well Inspections?
Send us a note and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

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