Are you looking to buy a home with a well? Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve had the well inspected at your current home. Whatever situation you find yourself in, having a water well inspection is an essential part of home ownership. At Ackerson Pump Company, we inspect wells across Morris County and all surrounding areas. If you’ve never had your well inspected, check out these four frequently asked questions to help you understand our well inspection process.

4 FAQs About Water Well Inspections

1. Why Get a Well Inspection?

For those who have city water, the water is treated before ever reaching your home. If you have a private well, the water is sourced directly from the ground. This is why having a well inspection is so important. It needs to be in pristine condition in order to keep your water free from bacteria and other contaminants.

2. How Often Should My Well Be Inspected?

We recommend having your well inspected at least once a year as well as before you sell your home. Also, if you spot any of these other signs, you’ll want to schedule a well inspection:

  • Odorous or odd-tasting water
  • Cloudy tap water
  • Decrease in water pressure

3. What Type of Maintenance Does My Well Need?

You can keep your well in top-notch condition by checking its various parts on a regular basis. Examine the well cover and well cap, ensuring it’s nice and tight. This prevents insects and animals from entering the well. Be sure to keep all maintenance and inspection records in a safe, secure place in case you need to access them while maintaining your well.

4. What Is Checked During a Well Inspection?

Professional well inspectors will check all components and parts of your well including the submersible pump, pressure tank, well hole and casing, valves, pressure gauge, control box, well cap, and electrical wiring. They will test the function of the pump and check the water for bacteria and lead. As they’re conducting the inspection, they will also look for any signs of damage, including the following:

  • Mechanical defects
  • Faulty gauges
  • Leaking seals
  • Rusty tanks

Serving Morris County

When you need to schedule a well inspection, contact Ackerson Pump Company by calling (973) 827-6088. We also service and repair water pumps, water wells, and water tanks in Morris County and all nearby communities.

Source: Mangekin, Steve. “Well Inspection: What to Expect.” Web article. Alpha Inspections. 05 Mar. 2021. Web. 04 Aug. 2022.