Well Water Testing
Private wells supply drinking water to approximately half of Maine residents. Because the EPA does not regulate well water quality, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to test to make sure their water is safe to drink. If the home you are purchasing has a well and has not been tested within the last year, we recommend having it tested before purchasing the home.
How We Test
Water samples have a very short “hold time”. They must arrive and begin processing at the lab within 24 hours from the time the sample was retrieved. Typically, we perform water testing on Monday thru Thursday only. Extra shipping fees are incurred for any water samples taken on Friday. All samples must arrive at the shipping office before 5:00pm. Our shipping office and lab are closed on holidays, so we are unable to perform water tests the day before a holiday. Sometimes water samples will fail and the well will need to be disinfected. If a retest is requested of us, we must charge additional test pricing.
Our Customer's Opinion
Thank you very much for the inspection report. This report is very thorough and well organized. We are very happy with the work of Perkins Home Inspection. Please also pass along our gratitude to Reese and Scott for all of their hard work.
We just wanted to thank you for the comprehensive inspection report. Eric was very nice, extremely professional and thorough, and explained everything he found so we could understand exactly what we were dealing with and what needed to be done, if anything. Please thank him again for us for his great work and attention to detail!
From our initial phone call to delivery of the final inspection reports, Perkins Home Services was a complete delight. Professional, prompt, thorough, and accommodating. We even learned a thing or two from the general home inspector, in addition to the required information. We're satisfied and smarter!
Scott and John who inspected our septic system have completed their work at our home in Deer Isle, Maine. We wish to complement their professionalism, courtesy and willingness to respond to our questions. They were very informative. You sent a very good team and we appreciate it. Thanks for your help too in explaining the process and arranging our appointment.
I just wanted to say thank you and how incredibly happy we were with everyone. Scott & John were beyond friendly and answered any and all questions we had! We hope to recommend you to anyone that is looking for the same service in the future.
Just wanted to say I was pleased with your Septic Check on the Blackwood Rd, Property. But saddened that I was hoping to buy it without incident. Nice to be forewarned of future problems. Thank you. I would recommend you to others.
It has been a pleasure dealing with all at Perkins. Very professional and knowledgeable. Little wonder that you are highly recommended by every realtor that we have met.
This is a very professional, thorough company. Their excellent work takes much of the worry out of buying a new home.
Scott came and inspected a home today I am interested in buying and he was great! I just wanted to say thank you for being so flexible and available. Scott was great about explaining everything to me in depth and answering all my questions. Thank you again!
Many thanks to you and the Perkins team for the great work on inspecting the home I plan to purchase. Your workers (both those who answer the phone and send out reports and those who do the hands-on inspecting of house, water, and septic) are all wonderful- friendly, knowledgeable, efficient- and you came so quickly when I needed you! I especially liked it that I could observe the inspections and ask questions. I learned a lot about the place I will soon call home!