Schedule a Free Water Quality Test for Your Home
What’s in your water? Get a free in-home consultation with a water-quality expert.
A water test is the first step toward resolving your water woes. We’ll send a water treatment expert to your home to test your tap water, explain the results, and recommend the best solutions to meet your specific needs.
Why Should I Test My Water?
Health experts say homeowners who receive water from a private well should have their water tested annually to make sure it’s safe to drink. However, even if your home depends on a municipal water supply that’s treated to meet safe drinking standards, your water may contain impurities that make it less than desirable for household use. A reliable water quality analysis is required to identify problematic characteristics such as:
- Water Hardness
- “Hard water” is a term used to describe water that contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals, typically calcium and magnesium. While hard water is safe to drink, it can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. These include filmy stains on dishes, dingy clothes after laundering, and limescale buildup in plumbing that can eventually lead to the need for costly repairs.
- This is a common disinfectant used by municipalities to treat water so that it is safe for human consumption. Once the treated water reaches your home, the disinfectant’s job is done and the chlorine is no longer needed. However, it may linger in your water at levels that cause an unpleasant taste and odor.
- Low or High pH Levels
- Water that is too acidic may have a metallic taste and can also cause corrosion of plumbing fixtures. Alkaline water, on the other hand, can have an unpleasant taste like baking soda.
These are only a few of the impurities that can cause water quality problems for homeowners. Water testing can also reveal the presence of contaminants like lead and volatile organic compounds that can affect the safety of your drinking water.