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Well Water Quantity
The water quantity test is one method estimate if the well can provide a sufficient amount of water, the fee is $180.00 when performed in conjunction with a home inspection.   United Inspection Service requires home owner permission to perform this test because the well can run dry. The well quantity test is a 4 hour test. The well will be run for 4 hours delivering a rate of 5 gallons per minute which amounts to 1200 gallons of water.  Water color/odor observed at set intervals.

Well Water Quality

Well water is not always safe drinking water. Water quality testing is a way to test the water for potentially harmful chemicals. At United Inspection Service we offer several water tests. A sample of water is taken from the house, usually the kitchen sink, and the sample is sent off to the laboratory for analysis.


Standard Scan - $220.00  (when purchased with a Home Inspection)

Tests for common causes of unhealthy water and low water quality. Choose this water test if you need a basic scan for some of the more common contaminants found in water. This test covers all known banking requirements including FHA and VA mortgages.

Test includes: total coliform bacteria, fecal/e. coli, lead plus: sodium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium, arsenic, ph, turbidity, color, odor, conductivity, total dissolved solids (tds), sediment, alkalinity, chlorine, chloride, hardness, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, sulfate.

 

Comprehensive Scan - $260.00  (when purchased with a Home Inspection)

Powerful testing for surface water and deep well sources. Tests for 61 volatile organic compounds (including MTBE) as well as the common causes of unhealthy and low quality water. This is the best test for determining general water quality.

Test includes: total coliform bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, radon, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, ph, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia plus: fecal/e. coli, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic and 61 volatile organic compounds.

 

Health Scan - $360.00  (when purchased with a Home Inspection)

Checks for the most common health risks. Opt for this test to find out if your drinking water contains common health-related contaminants.

Test includes: total coliform bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, radon, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, ph, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia plus: fecal/e. coli, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic and 61 volatile organic compounds. Identification of microorganisms to the genus and species level.

 

Comprehensive Plus Pesticides Scan - $400.00(when purchased with a Home Inspection)

Includes everything in the Comprehensive Scan and adds 17 pesticides to the analysis. Perfect for clients near farming areas or who suspect inappropriate use of pesticides in the surrounding neighborhood.

Test includes: total coliform, fecal/e. coli, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, alkalinity, chloride, chlorine, color, conductivity, hardness, nitrate, nitrite, odor, ph, sediment, total dissolved solids, sulfate, turbidity, arsenic, lead, ammonia, radon, 61 volatile organics compounds (including mtbe) plus the following pesticides: aldrin, a-bhc, b-bhc, d-bhc, g-bhc, chlordane, 4,4'-ddd, 4,4'-dde, 4,4'-ddt, dieldrin, endosulfani, endosulfan sulfate, endrin, endrin aldehyde, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, methoxychlor, toxaphene.

 

Environmental Scan - $660.00 (when purchased with a Home Inspection)

A very inclusive test. Consider this test if you're concerned about industrial / agricultural pollution from either a nearby industry or a landfill or dump. Unauthorized dumping anytime in the past can pollute your water.

Test includes: total coliform, fecal/e. coli bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, radon, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, ph, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic and 61 volatile organic compounds (including mtbe) as well as a standard plate count (spc), fluoride, tannins, 3 herbicides and 19 pesticides including pcb's, the heavy metals antimony, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium and zinc, as well as total petroleum hydrocarbons (tph), methylene blue active substances (mbas), hydrogen sulfide, o-phosphorus and t-phosphorus.

 

Advanced Environmental Health Scan - $1,340.00  (when purchased with a Home Inspection)

Our most inclusive test. This is one of the most thorough scans available today. The scan includes a microanalysis and analysis for semi-volatile organic compounds. Consider this test if you're concerned about industrial / agricultural pollution from either a nearby industry or a landfill or dump. Unauthorized dumping anytime in the past can pollute your water.

Test includes: total coliform, fecal/e. coli bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, radon, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, ph, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic and 61 volatile organic compounds (including mtbe) as well as a standard plate count (spc), fluoride, tannins, 3 herbicides and 19 pesticides including pcb's, the heavy metals antimony, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium and zinc, as well as total petroleum hydrocarbons (tph), methylene blue active substances (mbas), hydrogen sulfide, o-phosphorus and t-phosphorus.