Water Testing for Real Estate Transfers
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Well Certification: Water Testing Labs of Maryland specializes in testing well water for real estate transfers. We test for conventional, VA and FHA loans. We also test for new well use & occupancy permits.
Septic Survey: Basic survey includes a visual inspection and an owner questionnaire. If requested, there is an additional cost for excavation and file search.
Termite Inspection: A certified inspector will inspect your house for termites and termite damage. Pest control companies make a lot of money selling termite treatments. We do not sell termite treatments. That is why we charge more for the inspection than a pest control company.
Flow Test: If the property is being financed by the FHA, the water system must be capable of producing at least 3 gallons per minute per dwelling unit. This corresponds to 3 gpm for a single family residence.
The pricing below is for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties in Maryland. Pricing for all other counties in Maryland, Delaware and northern Virginia are slightly higher, for mileage and travel time.
Conventional Loan $150.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria, e. coli, nitrates, sand, turbidity and pH.
VA Loan $175.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria, e. coli, nitrates, sand, turbidity, pH and iron.
FHA Loan $225.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria, e. coli, nitrates, nitrites, sand, turbidity, pH, iron, nitrites and lead.
Add: Flow Test $75.00
Add basic flow test to any of the above tests.
Add: Septic Survey $150.00
Add basic septic survey to any of the above tests. Call for pricing if you require excavation and/or a file search.
Add: Termite Inspection $95.00
Add termite inspection to any of the above tests.
Bacteria Only $125.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria and e. coli.
Use & Occupancy $150.00
Includes collection, total coliform bacteria, e. coli, nitrates, sand, turbidity and pH. Caroline, Queen Anne, and Talbot counties require arsenic (additional $48.00) testing for new wells. Anne Arundel and Kent counties require iron testing for a new well, add $25.00. Cecil county requires iron testing if the turbidity is >10, add $15.00. Anne Arundel county requires cadmium testing for a new well if the pH is less than 6.0, add $48.00. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Harford, Frederick, Prince Georges and Talbot counties need an additional bacteria test after the original satisfactory U & O test, add appropriate bacteria only price for specified county.
If gross alpha is needed, add $175.00
Please allow enough time for collection and testing before your settlement date. Call or email your information and we will schedule an appointment.