There are few things more important than the quality of the water used in your home for drinking and bathing. Early detection of contaminants can help your family avoid potential health issues now and in the future. At HomePro Inspections, we provide water sampling and well inspection services to help ensure your home’s water is safe. Request a quote now or call (904) 268-8211 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.

Water Sampling Service Options

Option 1

Standard
Water Sampling

This option is specifically designed to cover all known, minimum banking requirements (including FHA and VA mortgages). It generally meets requirements when closing on the purchase of a new home or refinancing.

  • Meets minimum banking requirements
  • Least thorough sampling option
  • Does not reveal most contaminants
  • Our inspector collects and sends the sample to an accredited lab for processing
  • Lab report takes approximately 4-5 business days
Request Quote
Option 2

Comprehensive
Water Sampling

This option is commonly used for mortgage requirements when a higher level of sampling than the Standard option is desired. Used for first-time sampling of private water wells that are properly constructed and maintained. The water should not currently have any taste, odor, or color issues, and there should be no pre-existing health issues within the home.

  • Meets mortgage requirements
  • Adequate for first-time sampling
  • Water taste, odor, or color issues are NOT present
  • Health issues are NOT present within the home
  • Our inspector collects and sends the sample to an accredited lab for processing
  • Lab report in 5-7 business days
Request Quote
Option 3

Health
Water Sampling

This option is appropriate for clients with water taste, odor, or color issues, or if the condition of the water well suggests poor construction or maintenance. We typically recommend this package when health issues are present within the home, or when sampling the water for the first time. Do not choose this option if industrial or agricultural pollution is suspected (See Option 4-Environmental Sampling).

  • Recommended for first-time sampling
  • Water taste, odor, or color issues ARE present
  • Health issues ARE present within the home
  • Poor well condition or construction
  • Our inspector collects and sends the sample to an accredited lab for processing
  • Lab report in 8-10 business days
Request Quote
Option 4

Environmental
Water Sampling

This option is appropriate for clients concerned about current or past dumps and landfills, and other industrial or agricultural pollution. It includes everything in the Health Water Sampling option and more.

  • Checks for everything in the Health Water Sampling package and more
  • Dump or landfill pollution suspected
  • Industrial or agricultural pollution suspected
  • Our inspector collects and sends the sample to an accredited lab for processing
  • Lab report in 8-10 business days
Request Quote
Option 5

Advanced Environmental 
Water Sampling

The most extensive option, it includes a micro-analysis, analysis for semi-volatile organic compounds, and everything in the Environmental Water Sampling option – except for plate count.

  • Checks for everything in the Environmental Water Sampling package and more
  • Micro-analysis
  • Semi-volatile organic compound analysis
  • Our inspector collects and sends the sample to an accredited lab for processing
  • Lab report in 10-14 business days
Request Quote
Option 6

Bacteria
Water Sampling

This option samples water, looking exclusively for bacteria that include total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and Escherichia coli (E. coli).

  • Typically done as a follow-up service, after having cleaned/shocked the plumbing system (following positive lab results)
  • Indicates only if total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are “present” or “not present”
  • Our inspector collects and sends the sample to an accredited lab for processing
  • Lab report in 4-5 business days
Request Quote

*All samples must meet strict collection criteria, and may only be collected before 4:00 PM for shipping to the lab.

**A Note About Water Sampling For VA and FHA Loans (mortgages): If you are looking for HUD or FHA “approved” water sampling, please know that in 2005, these groups elected to leave sampling criteria to local authorities or the lender. For VA “approved” water sampling, the VA has left sampling criteria up to the lender. Unfortunately, many lenders are still confused on this issue, so we offer our Standard Water Sampling option which covers all known lending requirements. Some conventional loans will also require a sample of your well water. If your mortgage company requires specific water sampling criteria that are different than our Standard option, please let us know what those are prior to making an appointment so we can price your water sampling service accordingly. The Florida Department of Health recommends sampling for bacteria and nitrite, which our Standard option includes.

 

Water Sampling Comparison Chart

Scroll to see more
Standard
Option
Comprehensive
Option
Health
Option
Environmental
Option
Advanced
Option
Bacteria
Option
Microbiological
Inorganics
Radiological
Herbicides
Organics
Other Heavy Metals
Pesticides
Semi Volatile Organics
Total Coliform
Fecal/E. coli
Other
Scroll to see more

Download our detailed service comparison chart

Why Have Your Water Sampled?

The Jacksonville, FL, area is fortunate to have a plentiful source of ground water. Even when water looks clean, it could be contaminated by chemicals or microbes that can enter into ground water from leaking tanks, pesticide applications, landfills, or improper disposal of toxic and hazardous waste. In Florida, private well owners are responsible for ensuring their own well water is safe to drink. The following are common reasons why people have their water sampled:

  • Health concerns
    Drinking and bathing in contaminated water can cause health issues.
  • Purchasing a new home
    Before purchasing a home, it’s important to know whether expensive well water problems exist. Many lenders require water sampling prior to loan approval.
  • Refinancing your home
    Many lenders require water sampling prior to refinancing a home with a well. This includes most conventional, FHA, and VA loans.
  • Annual risk reduction
    The EPA and the Florida Department of Health recommend sampling well water annually.

Even if your home uses public/city water, it’s important to have your water sampled. All public water systems in Florida are required to perform routine water sampling to ensure they meet state drinking water standards, but problems could exist in the pipes within your home or between the water facility and your home.

Water Well Inspections

When you order any of our water sampling options, we recommend adding a well inspection to your sampling service. This is a visual inspection of the following well equipment:

  • Well pumps
  • House pumps
  • Pressure switch settings
  • Aerators
  • Pressure tanks
  • Water treatment systems
Water Well Inspections

Additional Water & Well Resources

Well Owner’s
Manual

Download

Water On Tap
Brochure

Download

Serving Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the surrounding areas since 1994, HomePro Inspections is a trusted source for environmental services. In addition to water sampling and well inspections, our team provides sampling for mold, indoor air quality, lead paint, asbestos, radon, meth labs, and Chinese drywall. Get started with a quote by calling one of our knowledgeable team members at (904) 268-8211.