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Well Inspection Pricing
How much does a Well Inspection cost in Asheville, Buncombe County, and the WNC area?
Our Well Inspections start at $249, and discounts are available. Travel fees may apply in some locations. We are a very high quality, highly reviewed 5-star inspection company, and our services are affordable considering how highly rated we are – see our Pricing page here.
Why should I get a Well Inspection?
Well components like pumps and pressure tanks can be expensive to replace/repair and if they fail the home can be without water for several days. Well inspections can help anticipate expensive repair/replacement items, and prevent issues like water contamination and disruption of service. Our Well Inspections include a Well recovery test with graphs that help homeowners determine whether they have an abundant water source or if they need to invest in pump-saving equipment and otherwise monitor their water use.
What is included in our Well Inspections?
Our inspections include an evaluation of the following:
- The wellhead
- The pressure system equipment
- Whole house water filtration equipment, if applicable
- Cistern(s) if applicable
- Verification of adequate flow
- Evaluation of the Well recovery and yield
Our reports include the following:
- HTML/PDF report
- Color-coded defects with pictures and recommendations
- Reports include informational pictures, diagrams, links, and other resources
- Reports may include informational videos
- A graph/chart of the well’s recovery performance
What additional services do we offer with Well Inspections?
Most commonly, we offer the following services with a Well Inspection:
Septic Inspections with Pump
Lender Scan (satisfies FA/VA loan requirements)
Because we are a full-service inspection company, we also offer the following:
Home Inspection Services
Commercial Inspection services
Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
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Scheduling a Well Inspection
How can I schedule a Well Inspection in Asheville, Buncombe County, and the WNC area?
To schedule a home inspection, you can use our online scheduler, call, or email.
Our online scheduler is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose your inspector and find the next available appointment using our online scheduler. If you have any special requests or questions while using our online scheduler, feel free to leave notes in the comment section.
If you have any questions, give us a call or text. We have a full-time office manager available M-F 9-5, to answer your questions. If no one answers, please leave a message, and we will call you back soon!
Are there discounts for Well Inspections in the Asheville and WNC area?
We have discounts for Home Inspections, Radon Testing, and Well/Septic Inspections that help nearly everyone in need. If you are not eligible for a discount and feel you should be, let us know, and we will help you. Find Discount information here.
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Can I see Sample Well Inspection Report for the Asheville and WNC areas?
Education is our passion which is why it is our mission to help people buy, sell or maintain homes. We are proud of our intuitive color-coded reports that help prioritize issues while providing recommendations and upgrade items. We use state-of-the-art HTML-based software that includes expandable pictures, videos, links, resources, articles, diagrams, and more. Our reports also include the Create a Repair List feature which creates HTML and PDF documents that can be shared with sellers, agents, and contractors. We have several different sample reports including videos of our sample reports that can be viewed here.
Should I order a Well Inspection?
Well inspections are recommended for all homes with well water (or Springs if there is pressure system equipment present).
Well inspections are separate from water testing (both are highly recommended). Water testing evaluates water quality, while the well inspection evaluates the components of the system.
Why evaluate the well components?
Well components like pumps and pressure tanks can be expensive to replace/repair, and if they fail, the home can be without water for several days. A well inspection can help anticipate expensive repair/replacement items and prevent water contamination and service disruption.
What are the Main Components of a typical well system:
Most of the well systems in our area are drilled wells and have the following components:
A pump is required to transport the water from the well to the house. Most of the pumps in our area are submersible and are located toward the bottom of the well. Typically pumps work with other components like a pressure tank and pressure switch (although there are other systems).
A pressure tank is designed to hold and maintain steady water/pressure so that the pump is not overworked and there is good working pressure in the home (not too high or too low).
A pressure switch is a small device that turns the pump on (and fills the pressure tank) when the pressure is low (typically between 30 and 40psi) and turns the pump on when the pressure is high (typically between 50 and 60psi). These are called the ‘cut-on’ and ‘cut-off’ settings because the pressure switch ‘cuts’ the pump on and off. Typical settings are ’30/50′ and 40/60′. All systems should have a 20 psi difference between the ‘cut-on’ and ‘cut-off’ pressure. (Homes with city water pressure are typically reduced to 80psi with a pressure-reducing valve to prevent damage to plumbing fixtures. It is typical for homes on wells to have lower pressure than homes with city water)
How long do the components last?
Typically the service life of the pump, pressure tank, and related equipment is between 8-12 years. If the equipment is nearly 12 years or older, the buyer should budget for replacing the components within a few years.
What is included in a Well Inspection?
We visually inspect the grading and clearances at the wellhead looking for sources of contamination. The enclosure around the wellhead should be intact and well-insulated to prevent pest infestation and freezing/bursting pipes. The wellhead should be in good condition, 12” above grade, readily accessible, and properly sealed to prevent contamination.
Pressure System Equipment:
We look for leaks, electrical issues, corrosion, and equipment age. We verify the proper pressure of the tank (the bladders can fail over time) and proper cut-on and cut-off settings.
Using a state-of-the-art flow meter, we verify the max flow rate and then steady flow rate over a 125-gallon draw test. A graph is provided in the report. We want to verify that the system can provide at least 3gpm for older homes and 5gpm for newer homes for a typical family.
We use a state-of-the-art well sounder to take readings of the water level as we draw approximately 125 gallons from the well. We then allow a recovery period to see how quickly the well recovers after drawing water (wells also recover during the flow test, but they usually don’t recover as quickly as water is depleted). The purpose is to determine if the well has good volume or recovery. An adequately designed well system should either have good static water volume or good recovery (neither is not good, and both are not necessary, typically, it is either one or the other). Recovery is how quickly the well can replenish itself after drawing water. Static water volume is approximately how much water is available at any time. Well systems with good static water volume don’t need a fast recovery and vice versa. A graph is provided with the report (unless there are limitations to performing the test). The graph will indicate how the well performs during the test.
The report includes pictures and, in some cases, diagrams and video. The report’s purpose is to help educate the buyer about their system, anticipate costs and possible issues, and in some cases, provide documentation for negotiating.
Well Inspection Service Areas
Is there a Well Inspection Company near me in Asheville and WNC area?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Asheville and the surrounding area, which includes most of Western North Carolina (WNC):
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Buncombe County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Buncombe County, including Asheville, Montreat, Biltmore Forest, Alexander, Black Mountain, Woodfin, Weaverville, Candler, and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Henderson County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Henderson County, including Hendersonville, Saluda, Fletcher, Laurel Park, Mills River, Flat Rock, and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Haywood County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Haywood County, including Canton, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Madison County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Madison County, Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Marshall, and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Yancey County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Yancey County, including Burnsville and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in McDowell County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in McDowell County, including Marion, Old Fort, and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Polk County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Polk County, including Saluda, Columbus, Tryon, and the surrounding areas.
Is there a Well Inspector near me in Transylvania County?
Builder Buddy offers Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, and Water testing in Transylvania County, including Brevard, Rosman, and the surrounding areas.
About Builder Buddy Inspections & Testing
Builder Buddy is an Asheville-based inspection and testing company – our specialty is education and it is our mission to help people buy, sell and maintain their homes. Builder Buddy is known for inspections and testing of all kinds in and around Asheville and Western North Carolina. We have 3 home inspectors on staff and an office manager ready to take your call. We are licensed and insured and used state-of-the-art inspection and CRM software.
Why are we different from other home inspection companies?
Thorough and knowledgeable Home Inspectors
We spend more time on-site, writing reports, and following up with our clients than our competitors. Our highly trained state-certified inspectors have been chosen for their construction experience, professionalism, communication, and passion for learning. Our home inspectors are full-time W2 employees (not subcontractors) and are trained extensively for one year within the company (even after licensing), and then continue with regular reviews and advanced training above and beyond state requirements to ensure all of our inspections and testing our performed to a consistent and high level of quality.
Relevant, timely, and intuitive Inspection Reports
We always deliver our inspection reports the same or the next day. We know how to communicate the difference between cosmetic items and expensive repairs. We strive to bring important information forward in our reports and presentations– especially when it comes to safety, structural issues, water damage, and other expensive repairs or maintenance items. Our color-coded HTML reports include additional diagrams, blogs, explainer videos, and more to help our clients understand our findings better.
Our full-time office manager, 3 home inspectors, 24/7 online help desk, and CRM software are here to help. We pride ourselves on our communication before, during, and after the inspections. We will remain available to you until all your questions are answered. We are happy to set up video or phone calls after the inspection for clients that have more questions or were unable to be present at the inspection.
We focus on Education
Our passion is education and it is our mission to help people buy, sell and maintain homes in WNC and beyond. We have over 200 articles, videos and other resources to help our buyers before, during, and after a home inspection.
Well Inspections in Asheville and WNC
Our Company, Builder Buddy Inspections & Testing, provides Well Inspections, Septic Inspections, Water Testing, and other Inspection services. We are a highly-rated Well Inspection company based out of Asheville that provides high-quality inspection and testing reports and services. If you are within 40 miles of Asheville, call us today to set up an appointment or schedule here.
We are an inspection company that understands the real estate industry:
- No travel charge within 35 miles of Asheville downtown
- Certified and Insured.
- Same day or next business day reports
- Sentrilock/Showingtime access
- HTML/PDF reports
- Color photos/video
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What should we repair right away? We realize that there are time and money constraints for most homeowners and that all the defects in the
Should I order a well inspection? Well inspections are recommended for all homes with well water (or Springs if there is a pressure system equipment present).