We use water every day for showers, brushing teeth, dishes, cooking, for pets, for plants, to drink and more. Water takes a long journey to get to your home. Make sure your well water, well and pipes are clean by testing your water every six months.
Test for copper, iron, and lead
Detect dangerous levels of Nitrates/Nitrites
Test for potentially harmful bacteria
Reveal the presence of toxins from pesticides or fertilizers
Learn your water's pH balance
Determine your water's "hardness"
Identify unsafe levels of chlorine in your water
Compare all your results to EPA recommended levels
The United States The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing your well water at least twice a year.
WHY WATER TESTING?
Water is the most ingested substance on the planet. Even with modern water-treatment facilities, water can be a significant source of contaminants. Continual exposure to certain man-made chemicals can cause damage to health over months or years with often serious and sometimes deadly effects. Chlorine, used for disinfection in many commercial and residential facilities, can react with organic matter to form cancer-causing trihalomethanes. Even naturally occurring contaminants can show up in drinking water with deadly consequences. According the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli bacteria is responsible for an estimated 73,000 cases of infection and 61 deaths per year in the United States. Lead is toxic when ingested and causes a wide variety of systemic and developmental problems in adults and children yet this metal can leach from old pipes and fixtures. Many homes and offices built before 1988 may have lead-containing pipes and fixtures.