Buying or selling a home with a well? Prairie State Water Systems, Inc. is often called to perform home water well inspections during the sale of a home or prior to closing. We complete a thorough examination of the water well, including water flow, water quality and pump motor performance. Additionally, a well inspection includes checking the pressure tank and pressure switch contact to ensure optimum performance. Once an inspection of your water well is completed, Prairie State will provide you with a complete report of all our findings and you can make the corrections necessary to quickly complete the sale of your home.
Water well inspections should be performed by a licensed professional to guarantee that all systems are up to State and County codes. We hold three Illinois state licenses and are nationally certified in water well pumping system design and installation. Our trained technicians service a large area of the Chicago suburbs, including St. Charles, Batavia, Elburn, Sycamore, DeKalb, West Chicago, South Elgin, Marseilles, Morris, Ottawa, Yorkville, Streator, Pontiac, and more.
Prior to selling a home in Illinois you will usually be required to have your well water sampled and tested to ensure it meets State codes. After well water samples are collected, a laboratory will test them for high levels of coliform, e coli bacteria, or nitrates.
Prairie State Water recommends that homeowners test their well water annually. Homeowners should perform frequent visual inspections of the area surrounding the water wellhead and check for any structural damage.
We recommend that homeowners keep the following contaminants away from their water well:
If you have questions about disinfecting and maintaining a safe water supply for drinking and other common uses, Prairie State has answers.
Call 815-357-8300 and speak to a representative in our Marseilles office about water treatment services in La Salle, Livingston, Kankakee, Grundy and parts of Kendall and Will Counties.
In the event that your water sample fails, what should you do? Prairie State Water technicians are properly trained to disinfect well water if it has a high level of coliform, e coli bacteria, or nitrates. Well Chlorination is a common method used to disinfect private water supplies and return them to a level that is safe to use and drink.
Chlorine disinfection is effective against most pathogenic bacteria. Once chlorine is placed in the well system it will need to sit a minimum of 6-8 hours or up to 24-hours. The water supply may NOT be used during this recommended time. Once this is complete it will take about an hour to flush the water system and ensure all the chlorine is gone and the water is running clean. Finally, a new water sample will be taken and sent to a laboratory to be retested.