- Water Well Inspection Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Need to Know Information
- Water Well Inspection Wisconsin
Selling your home in Wisconsin will require a State certified Well inspection & Water Samples
Please take a moment to read this very important notice regarding the sale of your home.
Aqua understands that selling your home can be an exciting and stressful time, DON’T LET THIS GET LOST IN THE SHUFFLE! Time is of the essence.
The State of Wisconsin states that if a Well inspection is requested at the time of a real estate transfer that it will also require 3 mandatory samples. The three water samples required are bacteria, nitrate and arsenic.
With real estate market on the rise make sure you are prepared to sell your home.
Standard procedure is once you have an accepted offer and closing date, you should schedule your well inspection & sampling requirements with a State Certified Well Driller or Pump Installer. This allows the necessary time for processing samples & reports.
As you may have already found out, not everything goes as planned when selling your home. Taking care of your inspections sooner than later will help, if any repairs or problems arise.
Aqua will provide you with peace of mind when it comes to your well certification. We have a full time State Licensed Field & Office staff to get your inspections & reports done in a professional timely manner.
If you have not already discussed this with your realtor, you may want to take a moment to do so.
You can also call Aqua at 1-800-452-6060 and any of certified staff can help you with questions & guidance.
Get to Know Your Well Information
(Photo of a sample well construction report)
Attention Well Owner(s): The Wisconsin Geological Society Archives of Madison, in a joint venture with the Department of Natural Resources, has complied a data base of the well construction reports, from 1930 to present. This helps customers have specialized information about their private wells.
What our business has done with this valuable information, is personalized your private well construction report, onto a magnet.
So what does your well construction report show? It is comprised of: The date of the construction, depth of your well, gallons of production, depth of pump setting, state of your water level, ground formations encountered, what type of property you have, from when it was originally built, and if you have a well screen installed or not.
This information is crucial for you know, for if you ever require treatment or reconstruction.
Your magnet is designed to be placed on you pressure tank. It is also easy to place the magnet on your pressure tank. Simply, wipe an area on the front of your pressure tank clean. Place the magnet near the top of your pressure tank, to avoid moisture.
We hope you enjoy your handy magnet. Please call 1-888-583-0056 if you have any information, questions, and/or concerns.
Your Water Well Usage During Summer
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, pool side gatherings, and making sure your water well pump is working properly. During the Summer, you do not want to be left without water during those hot summer days, or family gatherings.
Within recent months, Aqua Well and Pump Systems has worked on many well pump systems in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, that were not working properly. With minor maintenance and repairs, you could avoid premature pump failure.
One way to know if your own well pump is working properly or not, is a drawdown test. This involves your pressure tank, found in your basement. Directions on how to perform the drawdown test can be found through this link: Drawdown Test. If you did not pass the test, call Aqua Well and Pump Systems today for service!
These Summer months are especially a good time for such service for two main reasons. One, there is over water use during these hot Summer months, and two, our business has a promotion going on. What is our promotion, you ask? If you need your system to be looked over, which includes a water sample, we are charging only $95 for everything. Normally, a well inspection and water sample costs $125. That is $30 off! Call 262-662-5636 today for our service and any questions you may have about the drawdown test.
We are happy to not only serve Waukesha County, but also all of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Have a question? Below are the most frequently asked well and pump questions we receive. If you still have questions, please call our office toll free at 1 (800) 452-6060.
Low water pressure can be caused by many things. If you have low pressure in just one tap, it is probably an isolated problem. If the whole house has low pressure, you maybe experiencing plugged plumbing in the main line, conditioning unit or inline filter. You may also have a well pump that is slow to build pressure. You can bypass your filtration systems and see if your pressure improves. If your pressure is better with these units in bypass, it is most likely a problem with your conditioning units. If your pressure remains the same, it most likely is a problem with the well system.
The only recommended annual well maintenance is to take a coliform bacteria water sample. Well systems in general do not require yearly service. It is important to have your system looked at by a well contractor if it develops any strange symptoms like air in lines, high electric bill, inconsistent pressure, foul odor, etc. Don’t wait, small problems can create larger problems if left unattended.
It is not practical to test water for every possible disease-causing organism. Instead, water is usually tested for one particular group of bacteria known as the total coliform group. These organisms serve as indicator bacteria. Coliform bacteria can be found everywhere on the land surface but are usually not found more than a few feet below the soil surface. Most coliform bacteria do not usually cause disease, but if they show up in a water test, they indicate that surface contamination has somehow entered the water & disease-causing organisms may also be present.
Most unsafe well samples are remedied by a strong solution of chlorine, introduced into the well, this is called chlorination. Sometimes it can take 1-3 chlorination’s to resolve the problem. If chlorination does not elevate the problem the next step would be to clean out/airlift the well.
If a pump is sized correctly and maintained, the average life span of a pump is 12-15 yrs. Water quality and usage play a large role in the life of a well pump.
It is a misconception that the pressure tank should be full of water. In fact if it is a full of water there is a problem with the tank. Most pressure tanks installed to day are called captive air tanks. Captive air tanks have a chamber that holds a certain amount of air for the the system to work properly and a small amount of water known as the drawdown.
Anytime a well is drilled in the State of Wisconsin, a well log is filled out & filed with the DNR. Well logs are on record as far back as the early 30’s. Over the last 15yrs Aqua has been developing & compiling the largest well log database in Wisconsin. This computerized database allows us to efficiently find your well information or neighboring well data, even if we did not drill your well. This information is invaluable to you for the servicing of you well & water needs.