Have you ever wanted more than to just trust the word of an inspector? Whether a home inspection, pool inspection, or a water-well inspection, written reports sometimes just don’t foot the bill. That’s why Carolina Well & Pump is offering options for a BETTER well inspection. Instead of ‘eyeballing’ potential issues based on the exterior of the well and what can be visualized from the surface—like many well service companies—we’ve launched camera-inspection options to provide transparency to our clients during the inspection process.
How a Water Well Inspection Camera Provides a More Thorough Inspection
First, we believe it’s most important to understand why a thorough well inspection matters. There are many reasons, but here are the ones that will matter most to you as a homeowner (or as a potential homeowner):
- Alleviate the unknowns when purchasing or before purchasing a new home
- Provide negotiating-power to yourself as a purchaser
- Prevent unnecessary questions and provide peace-of-mind if you are the seller
- Proactively prevent small well issues from becoming big problems
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a high-quality recording of your well inspection to use as a reference? While photos are excellent, there’s just something to be said about the art of videography and watching something with your own eyes, using accurate and up-close demonstration. With Carolina Well’s specialized, waterproof camera, our inspector will view areas that can’t be seen by the human eye. Take a look at the photo above. How accurate do you believe a well inspection can be when the visual portal to your water well may only have an 8″ diameter or so?
How Does a Video Well Inspection Work?
With the camera attached to a cable, we will scope the well. As the inspector lowers the cable into the well, the camera will illuminate the well shaft, providing our team with a real-time view of the well casing, and all the unknowns below the surface, up to 500 feet. The benefits of this service are:
- A better view and understanding of your well; and a determination of the integrity of your well casing
- Clear visibility of any potential well obstructions
- The ability to view your ground water intervals
- The possibility of observing possible contamination within the well
- Exposure of the submersible well pump and its perceived condition
- A 1080p recording of your inspection, including commentary from a professional
Isn’t it time to know what’s going on within your well? Even if you aren’t purchasing a new home, the NCDHHS recommends annual well inspections, checking for environmental contaminates like fecal matter, heavy metals, pesticide, nitrates, lead, copper, and more.