Purchasing a new home can be an exciting, yet nerve-racking, experience. Maybe you’ve been saving for years and are now ready to buy the home of your dreams. Perhaps you’re a first-time homebuyer and are thrilled at the idea of finally owning your own home. Whatever your reason for buying a new home in the Morris County area, Ackerson Pump Company is here to help. We highly recommend you take the following three items into consideration when buying a home with its own water well system. 

3 Items to Consider When Buying a Home with a Well

1. Research the Area

Water is a shared resource among rural communities. What affects one home’s water supply will most likely affect many others in the same region. Do your due diligence and research water issues in the area before purchasing a home. You can contact the EPA or search their website for current information. Your local realtor may have answers as well. 

2. Know the Regulations

Not only do states have their own water use regulations, but local townships and counties do as well. There are varying water well and treatment regulations, depending on where you live. For example, you may be required to have the quality of the water tested a specific number of times each year. There may also be particular requirements for operating a well water system in Morris County. Check with your local government council or your realtor to discover any current regulations.

3. Schedule a Well Inspection

The most important step when buying a home with a well is to have the well inspected before signing on that dotted line. Not only will this give you an idea of the condition of the well, but it may save you from investing in a damaged or inoperative well system in the first place. It will also give you an idea of what type of repairs you need to be saving for in the future, in order to keep the well working in top-notch condition.

Call Ackerson Pump Today

If you have any more questions about purchasing a home with a well, give us a call. We’re more than happy to help! To schedule a well inspection, simply contact us at (973) 827-6088. Along with well inspections, we also install and repair water pumps, submersible pumps, and water tanks.

Gassett, Bill. “Buying a Home With a Well: What You Need to Know.” Blog article. Maximum Exposure Real Estate. Bill Gassett. 19 Jun. 2017. Web. 30 Nov. 2020.