I did the General Home Inspection Saturday. 15 year old home, construction quality generally good. Home is on a moderate slope at 9000 ft. elev.
The toilet ran continuously when I flushed it, but jiggling the handle seated the flapper and it stopped. It turned out the water to the home had been off all summer (probably shrank or cracked the flapper). I didn’t touch any shut-off valves.
Before leaving I checked the home and the toilet was not running when I left. The agent checked the home the next day (Sunday), everything was fine… toilet not running.
The well contractor’s employee showed up to test the well today (Monday) and declared that the well was dry and he thought the pump was burned out. He said something about the toilet running continuously.
I haven’t seen the report and the office wouldn’t allow the agent to talk to the employee who did the well inspection and wouldn’t send her a copy of the report. The receptionist for the well contractor paraphrased the report to the agent over the phone.
I spoke with the owner/builder, a structural engineer who was UN-happy, who said the well held four hundred feet of water. I’m not a well inspector, but that sounds like a lot of water to me. Like a toilet would have to run for a long time to burn out the pump.
They’re not blaming me, but if I can help clear up the problem I’d sure like to.