I was recently contacted by a local banks mortgage officer to do a well test on a vacant foreclosed house for her client as required for a Rural Development loan.
The water test came back positive for coliform bacteria and I included this in my report. I discussed this with the Buyers Realtor who said he runs into this all the time and he would chlorinate the well on Saturday and I could do a retest on Monday. The retest came back negative and the sale has apparently closed as I received a check from the Title company.
I recently ran across an article on Inspectipedia and have attached an excerpt for reference which, basically outlines the Chlorination process which closely follows what the Realtor said he did but it also advises that the retest not be done until after the system has been put back into normal service for several days, not just the 15-20 minutes that I flushed the system before the retest.
Would appreciate some feedback:
- Anyone have any similar knowledge or expertise on retest timeframe?
- Should I contact the Lender and Buyers Agent with this new information? (I actually never had any contact or information on the Buyer.)
Looking forward to some feedback. I would like to do the right thing while staying in good graces with both the Lender and Agent.