Water Yield Testing Services

Anchor Home Inspection, LLC offers Water Flow Testing in CT & RI.A well flow test will help determine if there is a problem with the well or its associated equipment such as the pump and storage tank that requires further evaluation or repair by a professional well contractor.All visible components of the well system will be inspected. This includes the well head, if above ground and visible, the pressure (storage) tank, the piping and wiring and the well pump (only jet pumps, which are typically located next to or on top of the storage tank can be visually inspected). If a well has a submersible pump (meaning the pump is inside the well shaft) it is not visible and can not be inspected.

Water Flow Testing in CT and RI

Do you want to know how much water your private well system can provide to your home?  Anchor Home Inspection can perform a well flow analysis (also known as ‘well pump performance’) to gauge your well’s flow (gallons per minute) and pressure (psi) over a short period of time.  This information will tell you know if your well system is delivering enough water supply to your home, if repairs are needed, adjustments needed, or if you may need to find another water source for your home.  This well flow analysis won’t determine the depth or capacity of the well casing, pump, or aquifer since those areas are not visible or accessible.  Also, the well’s recovery rate is not gauged because it requires draining the well.

Check with your local municipality or real estate agent regarding any private well standards. Having the facts is important for all private well owners since it will be up to you to maintain the well.

Overall, a well pump should be able to deliver at least 4 gpm (gallons per minute) and at least 40 psi (pounds per square inch) pressure to a residential home.  The well pump test is performed with no other water running in the home in order to obtain accurate measurements.  For comparison, most public water utilities supply between 40 and 75 psi to the home.

General Well System Information

It is recommended that all well systems be serviced regularly by a licensed plumber or a qualified well contractor.  For all property transactions where there is a well, Anchor Home Inspection suggests obtaining the well’s service log  from the property owner which generally will include detailed information such as: locations of the well’s components, pump and casing depth, service records, well yield data, age of the well’s components (pump, tank, wiring, etc.), and more.

It is recommended to test your home’s well water every 14 months for safety reasons.  This allows for testing to span the seasons after a few years; different contaminants are more likely to happen under certain seasonal and weather conditions.  It is also suggested that no pesticides or fertilizers be applied to the ground within 100′ of the well casing as this can cause well contamination.  Pets should be kept away from well casings and the ground around the well casing should also guide water away from the well casing.  The top of the well casing should stick up above grade (at least 8″ is suggested, 12″ is better) to help prevent contamination of the well water.

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We also offer several additional home inspection services:

Radon contamination is a serious problem for homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island. This test will utilize the advanced instruments needed to detect this odorless and invisible radioactive gas. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer and has been found to contribute to numerous other health issues, so it’s important to get your prospective home tested before committing to a purchase. If dangerous levels of radon are detected, mitigation measures will be recommended.

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Before you invest in a home, it’s a wise move to make sure that there isn’t any wood-destroying insect or termite damage, which could end up costing you far more than you counted on. This inspection will thoroughly examine a home’s interior and exterior structure for existing termite damage and any signs of termites actively nesting inside the home.

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This service will test a home’s water supply for any kind of contamination that could make the water hazardous to drink or otherwise use. We can test for pH balance, water hardness, radon, heavy metal contaminants, and much more.

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For this service, we’ll conduct a one hour flow test of a property’s well pump. By taking readings at 10-minute intervals, we’ll be able to determine if the well is able to sustain a sufficient supply of water for an entire household. A pressure test will also be performed.

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Putting a home on the market without first having it professionally inspected could be a huge detriment to your ability to get the most from your investment. For this inspection, we’ll thoroughly inspect a home prior to it being listed. This will facilitate an opportunity for any issues to be corrected well in advance of a buyer’s inspection and will give you a chance to establish good, productive communication with prospective buyers at the onset of negotiations.

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This inspection is designed to give a new homeowner confidence with the quality of their investment before it’s time to start moving in. We’ll arrive prior to the builder’s final walkthrough to perform a detailed assessment of the home’s condition, informing you of any issues that we encounter so that necessary repairs can be arranged with the contractors.

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When a defective component is discovered during our inspection of a property, you may feel a little let down due to your expectations of the home not being met. That’s why we offer Re-Inspections to give you peace of mind and confidence once a seller has made sure that any defects are corrected. We’ll come back to perform an additional assessment of the home, focusing on the component that was originally found to be defective to make sure that any safety issues have been resolved and that everything is in working order.

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Toxic mold exposure can be devastating. It can cause life-long neurological problems, sickness, respiratory problems, fatigue, eye irritation, skin rashes, headaches, memory problems, moodiness, nosebleeds, body aches, joint pain, fevers and allergies.

Anchor Home Inspection, LLC offers mold testing services that tells you the type and concentration of toxic mold.

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