My well inspection failed because of my well cap; what is a vermin-proof cap?

You can fail a well inspection because of an old well cap or seal. New well caps are vented but are bug proof; old caps didn’t always seal well and bugs - such as earwigs - can enter the well and contaminate the water supply.

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Recent FAQs

What is a well screen?

If the bottom of the well is in sand and/or gravel, the well driller may install a well screen. The well screen is a metallic cylindrical sieve-like structure which is usually attached to the bottom of the well casing or other water intake areas.

What is a pump screen?

A pump screen is a combination of a coarse stainless-steel shield and a fine screen that completely covers the pump. This disallows sand and gravel particulates from entering your water feed stream. This does slow the gallons per minute (GPM) of the pump while still allowing enough water to supply the house.