WELL WATER TESTING

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.

IS MY WATER SAFE TO DRINK?

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

WHAT TESTS SHOULD I HAVE DONE?

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.
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Extended Home
Inspection

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
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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.
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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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Radon
Screening

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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Mold
Inspection

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
Testing

Mike Holmes Inspections offers four (4) packages that can help identify harmful bacteria in your Well water.
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Septic
Testing

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.

Booking your inspections is as easy as…1, 2, and 3

1. Request
an Inspection

Complete the online form or call
1-888-563-5699 to start the booking process.

2. Review &
Recommendations

Our agents will review your
request and recommend a service that best meets your needs.

3. Schedule, Pay
& Confirm

Quickly, we’ll schedule a
time that works for you and
send a digital contract.

When payment is received, the booking is confirmed

CHECK AVAILABILITY IN YOUR AREA

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.

Sarnia, ON Franchise - Inspector Justin Walker

Justin was phenomenal. He explained everything extremely well, walked us through the entire process, and gave excellent recommendations. He helped us with our first home inspection, and we requested him for our second. We will be recommending him to everyone we know!

- Alexander Smith
Ottawa, ON Franchise - Inspector Nathan Boucher

I am very satisfied with Nathan Boucher report. He explained very well during the inspection. I will refer him to my friends and family.

- Anju Gupta
GTA, ON Franchise - Inspector Steve Blayney

Steve is very knowledgeable and friendly. His findings has provided me with a solid decision not to purchase that house. Looking forward to working with you again

-Diane Franchi
Ottawa, ON Franchise - Inspector Nathan Boucher

Our Home Inspector Nathan Boucher was exceptional! A true professional who was very focused and diligent throughout the entire process. He made sure to take the necessary time to fully understand our property and provided detailed notes every step of the way. Nathan was extremely friendly and easy to work with, especially during the summary portion where he made us feel extremely confident in our purchase decision, while also being very clear and honest regarding the advisable work that needs to be done. I can not recommend Nathan and Mike Holmes Inspections highly enough and will certainly be doing so to anyone who crosses my path. Thanks Nathan!

- Patrick Digby
Kitchener & Waterloo, ON Franchise - Inspectors Phil & Jackson Holmes

We were very happy with the inspection process- it was very thorough, Phil and Jackson were very patient and thoroughly answered all of our questions in a way that was easy to understand. We feel confident in their inspection and think we have a solid understanding and foundation to work off of in terms of what steps we are going to take next in addressing some of the the issues that we knew existed and ones we found out about through the inspection.They really covered all the bases and more and we will definitely be referring them in the future. We feel they went above and beyond what we were expecting and really appreciate how they conducted the inspection and their willingness to work with us.

- Emily
Halifax, NS Franchise - Inspector James Oja

James went above and beyond our expectations. He found all kinds of little things that we didn't see on site and put together a very thorough report explaining the deficiencies. I'll be keeping this team in mind moving forward.

- Justin Langlois
Halifax, NS Franchise - Inspector Lissa Gladu

Lissa was professional, thorough, an excellent communicator, patient with questions, punctual and provided excellent service. Her in-depth report was provided quickly.

- Tracey Jardine
London, ON Franchise - Inspector Kory MacDonald

Kory was a wonderful inspector. He is knowledgeable, personable, and experienced. I never felt like he was rushing to get through the inspection of my house. His explanations to me were thorough and detailed, and he was able to explain issues he found in a way that I could understand. He was lovely to work with and I trusted his opinions and recommendations. From booking the inspection to getting the final report, I had a great experience and am happy I went with Mike Holmes inspections.

-Ysabel
Orillia, ON Franchise - Inspector Dave Lobo

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

-Andrew