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Well water testing for FHA and VA loans is a 3 part test. The test is usually conducted in the afternoon so we can overnight the samples to the lab. The testing takes 2 days once the lab receives the well water samples. We test for Bacteria, Lead and Nitrates.
Radon can be found in well water. This is completely different test then others. Remember Radon comes from Uranium which is in the ground. We can test this as well with our other testing services.
All private well construction is based on establishing the right location for the well, sizing the system correctly and choosing the proper construction techniques. Only professional water well contractors should install wells. They are familiar with the hydrology in an area and all local codes and regulations. Proper well construction is key to operating and maintaining a well. A well is composed of many components. The most important materials used include:
A well can easily be contaminated if it is not properly constructed or if toxic materials are released into the well. Toxic material spilled or dumped near a well can leach into the aquifer and contaminate the groundwater drawn from that well. Contaminated wells used for drinking water are especially dangerous. Wells can be tested to see what chemicals, pathogens and other contaminants may be in the well and if they are present in dangerous quantities.
Things you can do to protect your groundwater and water well:
Symptoms of Well Water Contamination
Depending on the type of E.coli, people may show a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild nausea to kidney failure. Anyone who has been drinking from a contaminated source can experience vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains and mild fever
For information on your well, contact the well contractor who installed it, or locate a water well contractor in your area by looking online or in your local telephone directory. For more information on drinking water and private wells:
Water run-off from rainfall can contaminate private wells by washing microorganisms into the well system or seeping underground. Leakage of waste from underground storage tanks and effluent from septic leach fields can reach a water source and result in microorganisms being present in water wells. If your well comes back with high levels of bacteria, nitrates or lead. We can refer you a water specialty firm.
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