Water Quality Testing & Well Inspections
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 testing services and well inspection services to 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.
Our Water Testing Service Options
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
- Limited testing
- Does not reveal most contaminants
- Lab report takes approximately 4-5 business days
This option is commonly used for mortgage requirements when a higher level of testing than the Standard option is desired. Used for first-time testing 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 in the home.
- Meets mortgage requirements
- Adequate for first-time testing
- Water taste, odor, or color issues are not present
- Health issues are not present in the home
- Lab report in 4-6 business days
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 test when health issues are present in the home, or when testing the water for the first time. Do not choose this option if industrial or agricultural pollution is suspected.
- Recommended for first-time testing
- Water taste, odor, or color issues are present
- Health issues are present in the home
- Poor well condition or construction
- Lab report in 6-8 business days
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 Testing option and more.
- Health Water Testing and more
- Dump or landfill pollution suspected
- Industrial or agricultural pollution suspected
- Lab report in 7-10 business days
Environmental Water Testing
Our most extensive option, it includes a micro-analysis, analysis for semi-volatile organic compounds, and everything in the Environmental Water Testing option except for plate count.
- Environmental Water Testing and more
- Semi-volatile organic compound analysis
- Lab report in 10-14 business days
This option tests water exclusively for bacteria that include total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and Escherichia coli (E. coli).
- Tests for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Results are “present” or “not present”
- Lab report in 4-5 business days
*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 Testing For VA and FHA Loans (mortgages): if you are looking for HUD or FHA “approved” water testing, please know that in 2005, these groups elected to leave testing criteria to local authorities or the lender. For VA “approved” water testing, the VA has left testing criteria up to the lender. Unfortunately, many lenders are still confused on this issue, so we offer our Standard Water Testing option which covers all known lending requirements. Some Conventional loans will also require a test of your well water. If your mortgage company requires specific water test 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 testing service accordingly. The Florida Department of Health recommends testing for bacteria and nitrite, which our Standard option includes.
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Why Have Your Water Tested?
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 tested.
- 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 testing prior to loan approval.
Even if your home uses public/city water, it’s important to test your water. All public water systems in Florida are required to perform routine tests 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 testing options, we can include a well inspection at a discounted rate. This is a visual inspection of the following well equipment:
- Well pumps
- House pumps
- Pressure switch settings
- Pressure tanks
- Water treatment systems
Serving Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the surrounding areas since 1994, HomePro Inspections is a trusted source for environmental services. In addition to water testing and well inspections, our team provides tests 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.