The well is where all the water for a home that is not of city water comes from. If it does not function properly, life in your new home could be impacted. Out testing protocol is in depth and intended to determine if everything is correctly installed and functioning property. The three things we want to know from the well is the Pressure it operates at, the water Flow and the Quantity of water it delivers.
First of all the well head is Inspected to determine if it meets health department standards for height, location and distance from the sewage system. The associated equipment is scrutinized for incorrect installation or damage or the pressure tank, pressure switch and wiring.
The water is operated continuously while monitoring the flow, pressure switch settings for cut in and cut out pressures to determine if they are set for maximum use. The water flow rate is monitored to determine if there is any drop off or worse yet that the well goes temporally dry, a condition which is not uncommon especially in the Waynesville area.
The minimum number of gallons per minute (GPM) for habitability according to FHA lenders is 3 GPM, at this you will have a water drop in a shower if someone flushes a toilet.
At 4 GPM the water drop for a similar situation will not be really noticeable, but it is not ideal especially if the house has numerous bathrooms. 5 GPM is the general rule of thumb for good water flow from a 1/2″ water line. most houses are at between 5 and 6 GPM.
(The standard fee with a Home Inspection is $100, we can also perform this as a stand alone service or with water sampling)