Water Quality Testing
Welcome to our comprehensive water quality testing program, designed to provide you with the knowledge and solutions necessary to ensure clean and healthy water in your home. Water is essential for our daily lives, and understanding its impact on our well-being is crucial. With our expertise in water quality testing, we aim to empower you with valuable information and effective solutions. Read on to learn more about the importance of water quality and how our program can benefit you and your family.
The Significance of Water Quality:
Water acts as a universal solvent, capable of dissolving almost all substances. This characteristic allows water to carry minerals, salts, as well as chemicals. Water is vital for all living organisms. However, as water travels to your home, it can also pick up contaminants depending on its source. For instance, city-supplied tap water may contain higher levels of metals, pharmaceuticals, and disinfectant byproducts. On the other hand, well water may have elevated levels of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Understanding the composition of your water is crucial for identifying potential issues and taking appropriate measures to ensure its quality.
Effects on Homeowners:
Water quality can have significant effects on both personal property and individuals' health. Property-related effects include the degradation of piping, reduced efficiency of hot water tanks, and scale deposits. On a personal level, water quality can impact hair and skin health, leading to dullness, dryness, or even conditions like the blue baby syndrome caused by high nitrate levels in infants. It is essential to address water quality concerns to protect your property and the well-being of your loved ones.
Common Water Nuisances for Homeowners:
Our water testing program focuses on identifying various common water nuisances, including:
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): Excessive TDS, exceeding recommended levels of 500 ppm in drinking water, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches.
Iron and Manganese: Even low concentrations of oxidized iron (0.3mg/L) and manganese (0.05mg/L) can cause staining of tubs, sinks, toilets, clothing, and food, affecting both appearance and taste.
Nitrates: High levels of nitrates, particularly concerning for young children, can lead to serious health issues.
Disinfection Products: Chlorine and chloramines, commonly used for disinfection, can result in unpleasant odors, dry and irritated skin, and discoloration of color-treated hair. The heating of chlorinated water can also produce trihalomethanes..
Disinfection Byproducts: Trihalomethanes (TTHM) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) are disinfection byproducts associated with various health issues, including lung damage.
Hardness Minerals (Calcium and Magnesium): Calcium and magnesium can cause scale buildup in pipes, hot water tanks, and appliances, as well as leave deposits on dishware, silverware, and the skin, leading to clogged pores and dryness.
Pharmaceuticals and Metals: Tap water can contain trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and metals like lead, copper, mercury, and cadmium, which may pose health risks if present in high concentrations.
Water Quality Testing: $200
- Visual Inspection
- On-Site testing for TDS, Hardness (calcium , magnesium), Chlorine, Iron, pH, Hydrogen Sulfide, Manganese, Present or Absent Test for heterotrophropic bacteria (Colony forming bacteria) [3 days to receive results)
- **Additional testing available upon request**
Learn More About Water Quality Testing with Inspection Tech
Keep your family or business safe and healthy with clean water in your building! Rest easy knowing that the water you drink and bathe in is free of common water nuisances with Inspection Tech's Water Quality Testing Services!
To learn more about this service and our company, contact us today!