Water Testing Services

Anchor Home Inspection, LLC offers Water Testing in CT & RI. Drinking water may contain several contaminants, some of which are hazardous, and some are not. Public water supplies are tested by the utility, and must meet stringent EPA standards. Nevertheless, even when the public water supply is safe, problems can originate in the distribution system. For more detailed information, please be sure to visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency website: http://water.epa.gov

Water Testing

Despite all the stories you may hear about possible contaminants in the water supply,the majority of us have water that is safe to drink, especially those served by a large municipal water system. However, well water should be tested occasionally for coliform bacteria.  Additionally, if the property is located in an agricultural area, the water should be tested for nitrates, and if the home is more than 30 years old, or if the plumbing pipes are joined with lead solder, then the water should also be tested for lead. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires water tests for bacteria, nitrates, nitrites and lead.

Other reasons a water test may be warranted:

  • lender may require a water test prior to loan approval
  • well located downstream from a septic system
  • use of lawn fertilizers, salt or de-icers near the well

Testing more than once a year may be advisable in certain situations:

  • pregnant or nursing household member
  • unexplained illnesses in the family
  • any change in taste, odor, color or clarity of the water
  • a neighbor tests positive for contaminants in their water
  • any dumping of chemicals, pesticides or fuels into or near your well
  • if any part of your well system has been replaced or repaired

What can we do for you?

Anchor Home Inspection performs water tests for coliform bacteria, lead,  nitrates and nitrites.  Using specially designed receptacles, samples are taken from the closest point of entry such as a kitchen or lavatory faucet or tap – different tests require different sampling techniques and specific protocols.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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