Water Quality Testing
Is your family’s drinking water safe?
Should I have my water tested?
Absolutely! Testing your water will help ensure that your home’s water is potable and safe for your family. And not just safe for consumption, but also safe for your appliances, such as washing machines and dishwashers.
A water test is a specialized test that can reveal contaminants such as lead, chlorine, and coliform bacteria. Beyond these types of pollutants, water testing can reveal pH imbalances and hardness.
Whether your home obtains its water from a private well or a public water supply, testing is important for the safety of your family. The tragedy in Flint Michigan revealed that even municipal water supplies aren’t immune to contamination.
Good to know
The EPA recommends that your home's water supply is tested annually.
Private Water Well Testing
Private wells can contain many contaminants and pollutants. Runoff from surrounding farms, fields, and roads may contaminate your home’s water source. These contaminants may make your home’s water unsafe for your family and lead to chronic health conditions.
Water testing may reveal:
- Unsafe levels of bacteria, such as E. Coli and coliform
- Elevated Flouride levels
- Increased nitrates and nitrites caused by fertilizer runoff that leaches into the ground
- Unsafe levels of iron & arsenic
- Heavy metals, including lead
- Hard Water
Have your water tested as part of your home inspection.
Sure Safe Water Testing
In 1974 the Safe Drinking Water Act was passed which set standards that determine the level for safe consumption and treatment requirements for over 90 contaminants. Safe contaminant levels vary based on the inhabitants of the home. For instance, infants are more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure, than adults.
No matter the age or health conditions of your family, we can provide water testing and advice to ensure that the water your family is consuming is safe for everyone. Reach out today to learn more.