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What is the required water testing for an FHA, VA, or USDA mortgage application?
Friday, October 26, 2018
The test is required only for well water and must be evaluated by a certified testing lab, and the sample taken according to a procedure specified by the lab. It is often referred to as a “VA package” and includes checking levels of lead and nitrates, confirming that ph is within an acceptable range, and that no ecoli bacteria is present in the water. A lab in our area offers the test for $200, which includes having one of their employees come out to the house to take the sample. Many home inspectors also will take the sample for a lab as one of their additional services.
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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about WELLS:
• What is the blue dumbbell-shaped tank at the well equipment?
• What is the tank marked "potassium permanganate" in the water treatment system for?
• Does an abandoned well need to be capped or removed?
• Does a homeowner need a permit to drill a water well on their property in Florida?
• Is a high iron level in well water a health hazard?
• How often should a well be disinfected?
• Should I test my well water for arsenic?
• What is the danger of radon in well water?
• What size generator do I need to run my submersible well pump?
• Why would a well need to have a chlorinator/dechlorinator system?
• Why does my well pump turn on and off every time I use water?
Visit our WELLS page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
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