Well Water Testing for Real Estate Transactions in Maryland
When buying or selling real estate, there are a number of inspections that must occur to determine the condition of the building and its integrated systems, which are designed to protect the interests of the seller, buyer, insurance agencies, lenders, and other interested parties. For properties that receive water from a private well, rather than a municipal water supply, an inspection of the well system and water quality testing are typically required prior to the completion of the real estate transaction. This helps to identify any problems with the well and determines if there are excessive contaminants in the water supply, allowing the interested parties to negotiate a solution, such as corrective action or a reduction in the price of the property.
At Water Doctor, our professionals can provide well water solutions for real estate transactions, including well water inspections, water quality testing, and all the required documentation. We are certified by all applicable state and local agencies, and we comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. Our company has been providing water testing and conditioning services to residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland since 1979.
To learn more about our well water services, contact Water Doctor at 877-776-8220 today!
Possible Contaminants in Well Water
Unlike a municipal water system, a private well is not chlorinated or purified, and it is not typically monitored by federal or state agencies for contamination. Annual testing is recommended to monitor the quality of the water, and additional testing should be performed by the seller or the buyer prior to finalizing any real estate transaction. Possible contaminants in well water include:
- Bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms
- Metals like lead, cadmium, iron, and copper
- Arsenic, acids, nitrates, and nitrites
- VOCs, petroleum products, pesticides, and other chemicals
- Radon, radium, or uranium
Our team at Water Doctor can collect samples from the distribution system, and have them analyzed for possible contaminants. We will collect all necessary documentation, such as testing location reports, sample reports, chain of custody, and lab results, and make them available for the purposes of the transaction.
To have your well water analyzed, contact us today!
Well Water Testing and Analysis for Real Estate Transactions
At Water Doctor, we are certified to conduct sample collection and well water testing for real estate transactions by Maryland Department of the Environment, and we follow the guidelines set by the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
We provide testing for several types of real estate transactions, including:
- Conventional loans
- VA loans
- FHA loans
- Occupancy or use permits
Contamination testing includes total coliform , e. coli, nitrates, sand, turbidity and PH, plus optional tests for lead, iron, nitrates, arsenic, radon and more, according to the type of loan, the local requirements, and the preferences of the interested parties. We can also provide additional testing according to lender requirements, such as flow tests for VA loans.
Our sample collection process follows the standards required by the Maryland Department of the Environment including on-site tests, sample identification, chain of custody documentation, and proper handling procedures, such as cross-contamination prevention and storage at the correct temperatures.
Contact us today to learn more about our water testing procedures!
Call Today for Well Water Solutions to Support Your Real Estate Transaction
At Water Doctor, our professionals can make your real estate transaction easier, by providing all the testing, analysis and documentation necessary for properties with private wells. For an appointment, contact Water Doctor today at 877-776-8220!
We specialize in providing water testing and treatment throughout Maryland, including the following areas:
- Ellicott City
- Glen Arm
- Hunt Valley
- Owings Mills
- Shady Side
- Sparks Glencoe
- West Friendship
- West River
- Anne Arundel County
- Howard County
- Baltimore County
- Frederick County
- Montgomery County
- Carroll County
- Charles County
- Calvert County
- Queen Anne's County
- Harford County