Real Estate Inspection Services
Testing is Certified & Fast
The Water Shed understands that buying or selling a home can be stressful. Our goal is to eliminate any water and wastewater concerns you have about your real estate transaction. The Water Shed offers complete analysis packages, whether you’re buying or selling a house.
We always tailor our services to suit your unique needs. The Water Shed provides fast and convenient service including:
- wastewater treatment inspections
- well assessments
- water treatment equipment assessment
- certified water analysis
- reader-friendly, comprehensive reports
Wastewater Treatment Inspections
Our technicians are specially trained in performing comprehensive inspections of a property’s septic and related components. The process involves:
– locating and accessing the system components;
– a sewer camera inspection (exploring discharge pipes, leaching field headers and accessible sections of leaching tile); and
– identification of setback distances to wells, structures, surface water and property lines.
We also calculate the daily design flow of the building and compare it to the capacity of the existing system’s components. The inspection will verify overt signs of malfunctions and vulnerabilities.
While we’re onsite, we assess the system’s performance by conducting a hydraulic loading test for peak capacity and a dye test for effluent tracing.
If you’re buying or selling a property with a well and do not have up-to-date information about the production rate or location, we can help. Our experienced technicians will perform a recovery test to tell you how much water you have in reservoir. Then, following a pump-down test, we create a customized, easy-to-read report that will tell you how quickly your well recovers.
If your current well is buried or does not meet the code outlined by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, The Water Shed will help locate it, extend the well casing to above grade and install a vermin-proof well cap to comply with current codes.
If you suspect your well is damaged below the surface or need an inside look at your well, The Water Shed will dispatch our experts at your convenience. Using our submersible camera, we can examine a well as deep as 500 feet and provide you with a reliable assessment.
Water Treatment Equipment Assessment
If you’re buying or selling a property with water treatment equipment installed, The Water Shed can give you detailed information on care, use of the system and often we can provide past service records.
Certified Water Analysis
For mortgage approval, you will need a clear water test. To complete your real estate transaction, your lending institution will require confirmation of a bacteria and chemical-free water test. Our water analysis is certified! Once we conduct our preliminary in-home test, our trained consultants will transport the properly-collected sample to an accredited laboratory. You can get on-site and lab tests done well before any closing dates.
Reader-friendly, Comprehensive Reports
We present all our findings in a complete, easy-to-read and personalized report. The report includes the system condition assessment, recommendations for operations and maintenance, site photos and a site diagram.
We provide cost estimates and options for any necessary or recommended work to your systems, taking your budget into account. Our customized reports include a Homeowner Information Package including additional reference materials for proper use and care of all your water-related equipment.
Need a Real Estate Inspection for Your Water?
Call us at 1-800-667-5566