Home inspectors can offer water quality testing with inexpensive testing kits and simple training. Alternatively, they can use private or state labs for both kits and analysis. Either method provides useful – and sometimes critical – information for their clients. Read more in Water Quality Testing for Home Inspectors.
Cisterns are large water storage tanks and they can be used for a variety of different things. Some are used for irrigation, while others contain potable water that can be tapped during dry spells. Some municipalities have even invested large amounts of money in cisterns as a fire-fighting measure. You might have seen one while inspecting a home but didn’t quite know what to make of it. To find out more about them how they are inspected, check out our new article on cisterns.