What to Do to Fix Well Quality

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Buying a Home With a Well

When you have the well tested, you may discover that it has certain contaminants that make it undesirable, like contaminants that affect the taste, smell or texture of the water.

Fortunately, there are many options available for dealing with such contaminants – so it is not the end of the world if there are problems with the water, at least not always.

Talk with the water professional who tests the well and see if there are options for correcting the problem if you are interested in the home.

Almost any kind of well quality issues can be fixed with a proper filtering system. While some water treatment systems can eliminate several pollutants, there is not just one treatment system that can work for every application or water contaminant.

It is crucial to know what the ability of the treatment methods that are being considered, what impurities they get rid of, precisely what flow rates they will handle, and what water pressures they will work within.

Almost all water treatment systems are self-cleaning and must have a specific minimum flow rate. The common problem is to use a water treatment system that will require certain gallons per minute, but the existing well pump produces less than what the treatment system requires. These two things need to be aligned properly.

Water pressure is also a factor in choosing a well water treatment system. Nearly all water treatment systems will decrease the water pressure as the water goes through the equipment.

It’s important to figure out what the water pressure from the well pump is, before picking a water treatment system. If you don’t the likelihood is having water pressure that is fouled up in the home.

Some of the most common well treatment issues include treating for iron and hardness. If you have found you have these issues, they are easy problems to fix.

Final Thoughts on Well Inspections

Taking the time to test both the quality and quantity of the well water is important when buying a home. There are more homeowners who find out the hard way after purchasing a home having skipped these crucial home inspection tests.

Don’t make the same mistakes many other buyers have made. Get the well water tested as part of your inspection due diligence! Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how critical well inspections are when purchasing a home.

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