If you obtain drinking water from your own well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe. For this reason, routine testing for a few of the most common contaminants is highly recommended. Even if you currently have a safe, pure water supply, regular testing can be valuable because it establishes a record of water quality. Testing can include coliform bacteria, nitrate and sulfate levels, possible additional tests can include sulfate, chloride, iron, manganese, lead and hardness.
To test well water, a sample is taken to the lab for component identification and levels. This is called a "Potability Test" and determines the safety of well water. The test checks for levels of E-Coli, total Coliform, Nitrites and Nitrates.
The well water test also includes determining the levels of Lead and Arsenic in your drinking water.
Anybody with a well in Southeast Michigan should have their water tested prior to closing.
We do not inspect septic systems. Septic inspections may include Flood Test, Dye Test and Absorption Testing among others. There are many companies that will inspect septic systems listed in the phone book.
We have worked with one company in particular that we feel comfortable in recommending.
D&H Environmental (248)366-0553
Cameron Inspection Services (810)650-7931
FHA-VA Water Test (Includes Potability, Arsenic and Lead Test)
Turn around 3 business days $165.00