In addition to illness, a variety of less serious problems such as taste, color, odor and staining of clothes or fixtures are signs of possible water quality problems. Other things to think about include the nearness of your water well to septic systems and the composition of your home’s plumbing materials.¹
For this reason, routine testing for a few of the most common contaminants is highly recommended. Even if you currently have a safe, pure water supply, regular testing can be valuable because it establishes a record of water quality.¹
If your drinking water does not come from a public water system, or you get your drinking water from a household well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe.¹
15% of the population receives there water from private water systems not subject to government regulations.
Do you expect to have a new baby in the household? Test for nitrate in the early months of a pregnancy, before bringing an infant home, and again during the first six months of the baby’s life. It is best to test for nitrate during the spring or summer following a rainy period.¹
Do you suspect lead may be in some of your household plumbing materials and water service lines? Most water systems test for lead as a regular part of water monitoring. These tests give a system-wide picture, but do not reflect conditions at a specific household faucet. If you want to know if your home’s drinking water contains unsafe levels of lead, have your water tested. Testing is the only way to confirm if lead is present or absent.Some faucet and pitcher filters can remove lead from drinking water. If you use a filter to remove lead, be sure you get one that is certified to remove lead by NSF International. ¹
Having your water tested can not only make the water safer for your family but may be able to alert the community to water issues that they may not have known existed such as in Flint Michigan!
Getting your water tested by a certified professional on-site is better than sending your water out to be tested as the faster the sample can be tested the more reliable the results are.
*Offer for competitive pricing on comparable equipment requires Free Home Professional Water Analysis! Offer only valid on same equipment. Source cannot be online warehouse and has to be licensed business!
¹ Source Epa.gov
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