Homes in rural areas often rely upon a well or spring for drinking water. A water flow tested determines if the supply will meet the needs of the household.
When buying a home without access to a municipal water supply, you should consider having the water flow tested to determine if the water supply will meet the needs of the household. Nothing is more disheartening than running out of water, or buying a home and then discovering that you will need to have a new well drilled. Water Flow and Yield Testing takes some of the guesswork out of that equation. While the test only establishes the reliability of the water supply at the time of testing, it can give a home buyer some indication of the volume of water at hand.
The water flow test will tell you how many gallons of water per minute you can expect from your water supply. If a well runs dry during the course of the test, then it may have a poor flow rate and may not be a reliable water source for the household.
SC Property Inspections, LLC provides comprehensive reporting about well flow and capacity. You can see one of our sample reports by clicking on the sample report link in the footer below.