Typically, private water wells fall outside the scope of a home inspection. If requested, we can inspect the above ground, visible components of the well system such as the pressure tank, pressure switch, well head and cap. Important defects can be found with such inspections such as leaks, exposed wiring, and conditions that can lead to water contamination such as damaged well caps. We do not measure well yield or perform draw down tests, however, we will evaluate the functional flow of water at various fixtures. Bacteria testing of the water supply is also recommended and sometimes required by the lender. We will collect a water sample and deliver to a DEQ approved lab for bacteria testing.