Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.
By Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer
(House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada)
Are you considering a rural property or a home on a lake or by the seashore? If your considered property is not on a municipal water system, make sure that you have the water tested for potability. You want safe drinking water, low in bacteria / pathogens. The homeowner will give you the results from their latest test but be cautious. The homeowner may be a wonderful person, kind to children, dogs and Buyers but water can be contaminated quickly and Sellers sometimes get anxious to sell. That water may have come from somewhere other than the property. Take the sample yourself. Your agent should not take a water sample for you. You want to be completely in control and possession of the sample. Take it or send it to a water testing facility. Read the results carefully. Wate...