Water Testing...

  • Who needs it?

    • Water testing is done for homes with a private well. Depending on the type of loan, water testing may be required prior to lending approval. NOTE: In Ohio local/county health departments are responsible for testing and examining wells.
  • What types of water testing may be required?​

    • Bacteria (coliform, including e. coli)

    • Nitrates & Nitrites

    • Lead

  • How is water testing done?

    • A sample is collected following specific laboratory collection instructions.  The sample is then delivered to the lab for analysis.

  • How long will it take to get the results?

    • The time to receive the results depends on the type of testing completed.

    • Bacteria tests take a minimum of 24 hours to receive. Lead, Nitrates & Nitrites can take 7-10 days to report.

  • What happens if there is a bad test result?

    • If bacteria is discovered, disinfecting your well by "shocking" (chlorine use) may fix the issue.

      • CLICK HERE for information on well disinfection (PA).

      • CLICK HERE for information on well disinfection (OH).

    • Lead, Nitrates and/or Nitrites in the water may require water treatment in order to correct the problem.

 

Romeo Home Inspection, Inc.

New Wilmington, PA  16142

724.730.0263

Who better to inspect your home than someone who has built them?