For those who are new to the country, rural living comes with a steep learning curve. For example, most rural homes are not connected to a centralized sewer system. As such, rural residences rely on private wells and septic systems for water and waste management. Before purchasing a home in the northwest Houston area, schedule a well and septic inspection with Magnolia Home Inspection Services.
Experts recommend having your septic system inspected at the time of purchase and every three years thereafter. Routine inspections reveal potential issues before they become a major problem. This allows homeowners to be proactive about keeping their septic systems in good condition and avoid costly repairs down the road. Rather than waiting for your septic system to fail, schedule a routine septic inspection today.
When purchasing a home, buyers should also invest in a well inspection. A well inspection will reveal the condition of your well, pump, and plumbing components. Additionally, we recommend testing the water pressure and quality. These tests reveal if the well produces sufficient pressure to operate properly and if the water is safe to drink. Water quality testing is performed by an off-site lab and examines things like pH, hardness, alkalinity, mineral levels, bacterial counts, and more.
What We Offer
The home inspectors at Magnolia are certified by InterNACHI to perform well and septic inspections. This training enables our inspectors to reveal otherwise hidden issues that might compromise the quality of your home’s water down the road. During an inspection, we look for defects and performance issues in the following manner:
- Check the well tank and plumbing for overall condition and leaks
- Test the well pump under load and off load to check the pressure
- Examine the system to ensure the motor shuts off when not in use
- Open the lid on the septic system to determine if it needs pumped
- Locate the leech field
- Check the alarm system on aerobic septic systems and sprinkler heads
- Check inside the tanks of conventional septic systems (when possible)
Schedule an Inspection
Before purchasing a new home in Houston, Montgomery, Conroe, and the surrounding areas, schedule a well and septic inspection with Magnolia. We also offer other valuable inspection services, including complete home inspections, four point inspections, termite and WDI inspections, pool and spa inspections, and more. For more information, contact our office today at (832) 303-8048.