Drinking water contaminated with disease-causing bacteria and parasites can make you or your family seriously ill. Symptoms can range from stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, to vomiting and fever.


The only way to tell if your Well water is safe is by having it tested. Harmful microbes can exist in surface and groundwater supplies, and can cause immediate and long term sickness if not properly treated.

It is recommended to test for general water quality every 2 years, and more often if you notice changes in taste, smell or color or in land uses or activities near your well. Frequent testing will help you to identify harmful microorganisms that can affect the health of you and your family and ensure that the treatment system is treating the water.

There are factors that increase the risk of contamination and so it is recommended that you sample your Well water in:

  • early spring just after the thaw
  • in the fall rainy season
  • after a long dry spell or drought
  • after heavy rains, floods
  • after the well has not been used for a long period of time


Mike Holmes Inspections offers four (4) packages that can help identify harmful bacteria in your Well water. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or want more information about the services listed below, please contact us. 

  • Basic Package – Coliform and E.coli
  • Metals and Bacteria Package – Full metal scan + Coliform
  • Ultimate Package – General chemistry + metal scan + Coliform
  • Complete Package – Full chemistry + full metal scan + Coliform

Inspection Packages and Services

Essential Home Inspection

The complete essential home inspection that every home must get – no exception – covering the basement to roof and exceeds industry standards.

Extended Home

Our most popular complete home inspection also includes Thermal Imaging looking for heat loss, assessing energy efficiency and looking for value even behind the walls

Premium Home Inspection

The Mike Holmes' inspection that goes even further. Protect not only your family’s safety but also their health by testing for any abnormal mold growth and radon levels in the home.

Specialty and add on services

Breathe Easy with Specialty or Add-on services that can be added to your Mike Holmes Inspection package, including screening for radon gas, testing for mold, or Indoor Air Quality readings for your family health & peace of mind.

Expert Witness Services

Our home inspectors can provide specialty expert witness services, providing neutral third party expert opinions based on his/her evaluation of a home.
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According to Health Canada, radon is the second leading cause of radon induced lung cancer in non-smokers. In fact, it is responsible for 16% deaths in Canada each year.
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Mike Holmes Inspectors use a moisture meter and infrared camera to check areas of concern for possible moisture infiltration.
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Well Water

Mike Holmes Inspections offers four (4) packages that can help identify harmful bacteria in your Well water.
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We recommend that septic system inspections be performed on an annual basis and prior to purchasing a home.
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Not all Specialty & Add-on services are available in all areas, please contact us at 1-888-563-5699 for more information.

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What's included in my home inspection?

With Mike Holmes Inspections you can expect a thorough assessment of total home health and performance that guides you to buy better, sell better or improve better. Our checklist includes a visual roof inspection, a complete interior finish assessment, HVAC review (heating, cooling, and ventilation), electrical inspection, plumbing inspection, and a structural review from foundation to roofline. A Mike Holmes Inspection report, delivered within 48 hours, will provide you with a comprehensive document to make an informed decision on your existing or future home.

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What our clients say

At Mike Holmes Inspections, we believe in bringing the highest quality and being completely transparent with our clients. We go above minimum code to conduct the most thorough home inspection you can get. Trusted by our clients, we strive to continue to make it right.

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I wanted to email after spending the afternoon with Dave to inspect our potential home in Orillia.   I have never seen a home inspection that was so thorough or professional.  I learned more from this home inspection than I did watching my father finish project after project during my childhood.  Dave took the time to explain all of his concerns from start to finish, taught me what is and is not acceptable about each issue and why they were or weren't a cause for concern. I wanted to go into this project with both eyes open, and after this inspection I feel like we're taking on this project with x-ray vision.

Thank you so much for doing what you do, and I will definitely recommend your business to everyone I know, as well as call for your help in the future. Again, thank you
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Hi, Just wanted to let you know that we received the excellent report from Steve, the inspector. He is professional, personable, comprehensive, and a pleasure to work with.

I’ll pass on the report to the builder to have the items corrected.   After everything is fixed up, I would like Steve to come back and check them to make sure the items were fixed properly.

Thanks again.