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How To Shock/Disinfect Your Well (Simplified Steps)

Did you have a well quality test come back positive for bacteria?


During the sale of a home typically a well quality test is performed with the home inspection. At times, the well quality results may return the presence of bacteria. Typically, a home buyer does not want to inherit a property that is contaminated with bacteria. After the test comes back positive for bacteria the agents and or attorneys involved with in the transaction will request a well disinfecting procedure or well shocking. We have compiled 9 simple steps below, so you have the basic knowledge on the well shocking procedures.


STEP 1: LOCATE THE WELL


Locating the well head should be fairly easy and or the seller or owner of the property should know its general location. Once you found the well remove the sanitary seal or access plug.




STEP 2: CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF CHLORINE