There are many homes, particularly in rural areas, that use well water as their source rather than city or county municipal water supplies. A well flow test is meant to check the flow rate and pressure at which your well is pumping water into your home. The flow is typically expressed in gallons per minute, and the pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). The test will let you know if there’s a problem with the well, pump, storage tank or any other associated equipment.
A properly functioning well should be able to pump about at least 3 gallons per minute into your home at a pressure of at least 30 psi (depending on how many levels are in the house). If you are planning on buying a home that depends on well water, you will definitely want a well flow inspection performed to ensure there’s sufficient water delivery to the house for sinks, showers, toilets, a washing machine and any other water uses you have. In the test, we will run your well water for a sufficient period of time to detect any anomalies in the flow rate or pressure. We’ll also visually inspect all visible parts of the wellhead, pump, wiring and any pipes.
When you have our team at Inspection Professionals do your well flow test, you know you’ll get accurate testing of your well water system. There’s little that’s more important to our daily lives than the flow of water into our homes. We need it for cooking, drinking, bathing and washing, so you want to be sure a home you’re considering buying has no trouble with its water delivery system. Our inspectors are certified and licensed and able to serve the needs of homeowners and commercial property owners in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. As members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), all of our inspectors are highly trained in this field.
When you hire an inspector, you want the confidence that they’ll get the job done right, and with Inspection Professionals, you’ll have it. We’ve been in the home inspections business for about two decades and have completed over 8,000 inspections. This means we are unrivaled in our depth of knowledge and experience at what we do. At the conclusion of our inspections, we present you with a complete report on what, if any, issues we encountered, so you know the exact status of what we have inspected.
If you’re buying a house that’s supplied by well water, then yes!
Normally, when people think of home inspections, the basic visual inspection of the structure and major systems of a home is the type that comes to mind. At Inspection Professionals, we can handle this more general home inspection for you and check your well flow while we’re at it for an additional fee since it is a separate inspection.
If 25 years of experience with over 9,000 completed inspections by trained inspectors who are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) doesn’t sell you on us, then we don’t know what else to say.
You can either contact us by filling out the contact form on our website or give us a call and one of our friendly staff will let you know our availability for inspections.
At Inspection Professionals, we have inspectors who have performed numerous well flow tests and know the procedure backwards and forwards. We’ll make sure that the well and its pump and any associated equipment are functioning as they should be and giving your new home all the water it needs. If you’re in Southern New Jersey, Southeast Pennsylvania or Delaware and the house you’ve made an offer on has a well, don’t hesitate to call, and let us check it out for you.