So I did a inspection recently and also did a well flow and water quality (bacteria, lead, nitrite, nitrate). The bacteria failed and the well flow failed. When called back to redo these tests (the tank replaced (failed bladder), and gauge replaced (read over 100psi 1st visit)) the home owner says “I spoke to a few inspectors who told me that they always shock the well a few days before taking water samples and were taken back that you did not”. I said I have never heard of that and I would think that is way off from what any inspector should be doing. Sooooooo maybe stupid question but I figure why not ask what does it hurt. So the question is obvious does anybody or has anybody ever heard of this??? Or is this owner just making up stuff?
FYI he said after equipment replaced the well as producing 8gpm. I asked how long tested he said 15min. So readers digest we went from 5gpm at beginning to around 2.5 at 30min in to 0gpm 60min in. Gauge dropped to 10psi 30min in and down to 0 by 60 min and when I turned everything off it jumped back up to 50psi in like 2min…. reran and it blasted out and died again about 10min in. So retest was a bust.