Testing Services – Water
Water testing is important to determine the quality of your drinking water. In addition to illness, a variety of less serious problems such as taste, color, odor and staining of clothes are signs of water quality problems in your home or business.
For property buyers seeking either an FHA or VA mortgage on a property with a well for potable water, water quality testing will be required before a loan or mortgage is approved.
Private Wells should be tested by owners yearly for nitrate and coliform microbes to detect any issues early.
Even if you don’t have a well, wouldn’t you like to know that you and your family are drinking water that is safe, or that you have the ability to take action to correct any problems that may exist?
Keep in mind that the city who supplies your water is responsible for testing the water quality as it leaves the water treatment facility. Now this treated water runs through potentially miles of pipes throughout the city distribution system – some of which may contain lead and copper, not to mention many systems are very old and will start to develop cracks which could potentially expose this water to other contamination.
Many contaminants are colorless, tasteless and odorless, which leads people to believe they have safe drinking water. This may not be a safe assumption. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) receives notification of more than 4,000 cases per year of illness that can be directly linked to drinking water. Contaminated water is real and the more you know about your water, the better you are at protecting your family.
Water testing is important to the health of you and that of your family, and we recommend having your drinking water tested once each year.