Serving the Lehigh Valley and Poconos for almost 50 years!
ABE Laboratories has been partnering with Home Inspectors for over forty years in providing professional, timely results to ensure the residential home sale process goes smoothly. From the time your sample arrives at our facility, we will ensure that the test is done accurately, professionally and the results are reported back to you promptly.
As part of a quality home inspection completed by a qualified and professional home inspection firm, a water test is one of the most important items for the home inspector to complete. The water test is not only important to ensure that the buyer and their family are drinking, bathing, and washing with clean, healthy water, but is often a requirement of the lender (such as a bank, FHA, VA or USDA) providing the home loan.
For properties that are served by wells, FHA loan rules say that an Individual Water Supply System should meet the requirements of the health authority with jurisdiction. If there are no local (or state) water quality standards, then water quality must meet the standards set by the EPA.
In most transactions, bank lenders (FHA, VA, USDA) require the following tests to be completed by a certified laboratory:
In addition to the above tests, ABE also provides prompt, professional chemistry testing for your clients. This chemistry panel commonly includes the following:
The results for the coliform and chemistry tests are available within four business days of the sample being received by ABE. Lead testing can take up to five (5) business days.
We understand the urgency and stress associated with a home inspection and well water test. If you have a special need to satisfy your client, please contact us for professional, personal service. We will do whatever we can to ensure a smooth and successful home sale!