Inspection Fees & Coverage Areas:
Local: $275 pre paid/ $325 thru escrow
Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Reedley, Squaw Valley, Dunlap, Prather, Tollhouse, lower Auberry. Orange Cove.
Distance: $325 pre paid/ $375 Thruescrow
Upper Auberry, Shaver Lake, Wilsonia, Miramonte, Pinehurst, Badger, Madera and the Ranchos, Dinuba, Visalia, Porterville, Corsegold, Oakhurst.
Scheduling a well inspection is fast and easy. Simply download and submit the PDF request form and e-mail it to us. We will contact you with scheduling info. Inspections are normally done on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Reports are e mailed within 24 hours of the inspection in PDF format.
Water Quality reports are sent separate and are forwarded to you as soon as we receive them.
Please note: Water quality reports have a 2 week lead time for the lab to process the paperwork. If you need the water results faster, a rush option is available for an additional $50. Rush reports are 1-2 days.
One Hour Flow test
Static Water Level
Drawdown Water Level
Pressure Tank Inspection
Storage Tank Inspection
Basic Water Quality for coliform and e-coli (evaluated by Twining Labs)
All well inspections must have an escrow number attached to them prior to scheduling to qualify for escrow payment. Any pre escrow inspection must be either paid at the time of inspection or pre paid. No reports will be sent until form of payment is established. It is the duty of the agent to ensure that inspection fees are paid in the event of a canceled escrow.
Important Water Quality Documents From Fresno County
Inspection Procedures & Disclaimers:
The purpose of the inspection is to determine if there is an adequate amount of water to supply the residence. Fresno County has determined that this is between 1-2 gallons per minuet (GPM). We use either an ultrasonic water level indicator or a hard line well sounder to determine the static or beginning water depth. The pump is hooked up to a calibrated water flow meter and is then run for up to a one hour period. At the end of that one hour period, if the water level has not come to a rest, we will restrict the output flow of the pump until a stable water level is determined. The outflow from the well head then represents the GPM yield of the well at that depth. If the water level cannot be determined due to an inaccessible inspection port or a blockage in the well, the well will be listed at the yield at the end of the 1 hour pumping period. This will be noted on the report and is a much less accurate test. The well pump may need to be removed and a sounding tube installed in order to obtain accurate water level readings. This is not covered as part of the standard inspection. Certain deep wells may need extended pumping periods to determine their yield. Please note that the maximum flow of a well pump and the max yield of the well as listed on the well drillers report may differ. This test is not intended to determine the max yield of the well itself. It is intended to determine if the installed equipment and the well is sufficient to supply adequate water to the home. Wells are known to fluctuate from season to season and could show gradual changes over a period of years. Our testing indicates what the well pump is producing from the well at the time of inspection only and is not intended as a guarantee of future yield. It is the opinion of Nerison Pump Service, Inc. that all wells yielding less than 5 GPM have 2500 gallons of storage or that the stored water in the well be at least 500 gallons. Nerison Pump conducts its inspections with the well pump installed in the well unless during the course of the inspection, we feel it necessary to remove it for further evaluation. This will be noted on the report and quoted separately.