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Certified Real Estate Water Testing

Certified Real Estate Water Testing

"For most people, purchasing a home in the country is one of the most important transactions they make."

In the interest of water safety for the purchaser, a properly conducted bacteriological water sample is a good practice and is in the best interests for all parties involved in the real estate transaction. Adherence to the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines should be required as part of water sampling for any rural real estate purchase.

Sampling conducted during a real estate transaction can be taken by the seller, buyer or a third party.
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Real Estate Water Sampling

Real Estate Water Sampling

"Third party, certified water testing should be required in real estate transactions conducted by an accredited individual who is not associated with the buyer, seller or real estate agent."

In the province of Ontario, there is currently no requirement for who takes the water sample for the real estate transaction, only that it must be tested by an accredited laboratory. How do you know that the sample was taken properly and from the right location?

There is no guarantee that water in your real estate transaction is secure and conducted in an ethical manner.
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Water Testing - Home Buyer's Beware

Water Testing - Home Buyer's Beware

"When buying a home water in the country, water should be one of the most critical considerations."

Buyers will often trust the seller or realtor when a water sample is submitted to the local health unit. In some cases, the buyer will simply receive the test results through their lawyer. The goal of this publication is to raise awareness for the possibility of tampering with a water sample and the potential for illness to occur. When it comes to water, safety is of paramount concern and too often buyers purchase a home with a good water sample and never consider to test the water again. Unfortunately, the consequences can lead to illness and sometimes be costly.

Consider a third party to test the water in a real estate transaction.
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