Do Real Estate Transactions In Maine Require A Water Test?

Do Real Estate Transactions in Maine require a water test?

When the time comes to consider buying or selling a home, it can certainly be stressful. A question often asked is, “Do Real Estate Transactions in Maine require a water test?”

Actually No. But yes.

According to, real estate transactions in Maine don’t require a water test. There aren’t any state laws regulating drinking water quality from a private residential water well in Maine. In short, the well water quality is solely the responsibility of the homeowner. That is why managing your drinking water quality with consistent testing is so, so important. Therefore, our advice when considering a real estate transaction in Maine is to get a water test.

Water Tests and real estate transactions

The goal is to have the real estate transaction process go as smoothly as possible. Often a little preparation can go a long way to reduce that stress. So during this preparation time of cleaning, packing, and staging – you’ll also want a well water test completed. In Maine, the “TSFHA Water Test for Residential Home Sales” will cover all your bases. Some lenders require a water test and will simply refer to the water test as a “mortgage test.” Regardless of the name, testing for arsenic, uranium, radon, and lead, and a host of other contaminants has always been important to your health. These contaminants are typically the most prevalent in Maine and the most concerning for a buyer.

Water Test for Real Estate transactions in Maine:

Some states, local governments, or mortgage lenders require a drinking water test before a property with a well is bought or sold. The “TSFHA Water Test for Residential Home Sales” water test, sometimes referred to as a “mortgage test,” is a standard test for real estate transactions. This test will determine the level of Coliform Bacteria & E. coli (pos/neg), Nitrate, Nitrite, Fluoride, Chloride, Hardness, Copper, Iron, pH, Manganese, Color, Turbidity, Sodium, Uranium, Lead, Arsenic, and Magnesium in your water. If you’re the buyer, you’ll want to protect your family. If you’re the seller, well, everyone wants a smooth transaction! The key? Get a water test.

Remember, the state-certified lab can take up to a week to get the test to you through the mail and two weeks to complete your test. You might also consider asking your Realtor whether the buyer or the seller is responsible for the water test. Also, who is responsible for treatment if the test shows that the water is not safe to drink.

It’s all the water correction

Evaluating your water with a proper water test is the first step. Next, we will explain the correct filter (and its media) required to ensure your water is safe. At FONTUS Water Treatment, it’s important for us to know you understand the equipment, and we answer all your questions.

How FONTUS Can Help

The FONTUS experts will provide a free immediate-response water test onsite. We will also properly collect the state-certified approved samples for you and send them to a state-certified Maine Lab for a water test. The TSFHA Water Test will test for Coliform Bacteria & E. coli (pos/neg), Nitrate, Nitrite, Fluoride, Chloride, Hardness, Copper, Iron, pH, Manganese, Color, Turbidity, Sodium, Uranium, Lead, Arsenic, and Magnesium in your water. This test will be an additional charge determined by the state and paid to the state.

What is a free immediate-response water test?

An immediate-response water test is a test done onsite, getting your results immediately. This test allows us to determine if there is iron, manganese, hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH, alkalinity, salinity, copper present in your water. By the end of our appointment, you’ll have all your questions answered. And, most importantly, you’ll have a plan in hand to make sure your water is clean and pure.

Taking control of your water supply is easy. Schedule your free immediate-response water test today. Call (207) 856-0066 or email to speak with the water treatment specialists at FONTUS Water Treatment.

You Can Trust FONTUS Water Treatment To Stay by Your Side

At FONTUS, we’re passionate about water purity. We pride ourselves on being reliable, hassle-free, and always available. As the environment and your water changes, we’re here to help evaluate your water. Through testing, installation, and maintenance, you can trust FONTUS to ensure clean, pure water for your home or office.

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