We can provide the ultimate peace of mind with our water testing experts and quality lab analysis.
1. We collect a sample of your water
Our WQA-certified experts will visit your home or business to evaluate the physical situation and collect the actual samples of water in approved containers.
2. Ship it to our laboratory
We submit your sample/s to our laboratory using expedited shipping service/s.
3. Receive your in-depth report along with our expert recommendations
We’ll give you an easy-to-read report that has all of your results compared side-by-side with National EPA Standards. We also provide an interpretation of the results along with our professional recommendations for the most effective and affordable way to improve the water. Our recommendations are simple, clear, and easy to understand with guidance on how to treat your water as effectively and affordably as possible.
Our outsourced Lab. testing is performed by National Testing Laboratories, Ltd (NTL). NTL is ISO 17025, EPA, and Multi-State certified to carry out high-level tests that ensure the safety of municipal and bottled water.
Our standard Lab. testing protocol is designed to help us develop a picture of the challenge in your raw water. We typically test for the following:
GENERAL WATER QUALITY
- Langelier Index
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
We can culture for Iron-Related Bacteria (IRB), Sulfur-Related Bacteria (SRB), Slime-forming Bacteria, and also speciate for pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria as necessary.
We also provide testing services for Ponds, Swimming Pools, Cooling Towers, Corrosion Control, Rainwater Harvesting, Aquaculture, Wastewater, and many other specialty applications.
We think you’ll like our old-fashioned approach to doing business: We say what we mean, do what we say and respect your needs throughout the process.
We have the latest training, certification, and innovative tools, while taking pride in our old-world craftsmanship and ethos.
By choosing our properly licensed and insured professionals, you can count on our team to provide everything from honest advice, a no-pressure consultation, affordable solutions, expert installation, and comprehensive maintenance.
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Always consult your doctor for health-related issues. Below is additional information based upon common questions we get:
Bacteria, E. coli and total Coliform – These bacteria come from human and animal wastes and can be found throughout the environment. Most coliform bacteria are not a health threat, but some strains are pathogenic (life-threatening). Testing for Coliforms is used to indicate whether other potentially harmful bacteria may be present. Kitchen faucets with an aerator screen, infrequently used faucets, and outdoor faucets are more prone to grow bacteria. It is not uncommon for the sample to become contaminated by touching the threads on the vial and/or placing the cap on a counter top. Flushing and disinfection of the well and plumbing system will help reduce or eliminate most bacteria.
Corrosivity, Langelier Saturation Index – A negative value indicates the water will tend to be corrosive in the distribution system. A positive value indicates the water will tend to deposit calcium carbonate forming scale in the distribution system. If the Langelier Index is close to zero, then the water will neither be strongly corrosive nor scale forming.
Corrosivity, Ryznar Stability Index – A value of 6 or less indicates a tendency to form scale. A value 8 or more indicates a tendency to corrode metal. A value near 7 (neutral) may be slightly scale-forming or corrosive. A thin coating of scale inside a metal pipe may help protect it from corrosion.
Copper – A toxic metal that can be found in well and city water. Usually caused by corrosivity of the source water. The USEPA Primary Drinking Water limit is 1.3mg/L (1300ug/L).
Fluoride is naturally present in some waters. Municipal fluoridation is the adjustment of the natural fluoride level in public water systems to a level that is believed to prevent tooth decay.
Lead – A toxic contaminant. Usually attributable to the water distribution system, household plumbing, and/or faucets/fixtures and is directly affected by the corrosivity of the source water. The USEPA Primary Drinking Water limit is 0.015mg/L (15ug/L).
Uranium – A naturally occurring element in the soil and rock of certain regions. It decomposes to Radon and Radium, making Uranium a potential indicator of these other toxic breakdown products.
Nitrate – The largest use of nitrates is in fertilizer. In the body, nitrates are converted to nitrites. Infants below six months of age who drink water containing nitrates that exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may even die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue skin coloration (Blue baby syndrome).
Salinity – The saltiness or dissolved salt content of water. Groundwater, inland lakes, and rivers are typically less than 0.5 parts-per-thousand (ppt). Brackish water is 0.5 to 30 ppt. Seawater and brines are 30 to 50 ppt.
Sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) – Commonly used as an index for evaluating the sodium hazard associated with an irrigation water supply. Irrigation waters having high SAR levels can lead to the build-up of high sodium levels in soil over time, which in turn can adversely affect soil infiltration and percolation rates, due to soil dispersion.
Additionally, excessive SAR levels can lead to soil crusting, poor seedling emergence and poor aeration.
Sulfate – A typically harmless contaminant. The USEPA secondary limit is 250ppm. Concentrations above 250ppm can cause gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea. Sulfates in water can be evidence of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) contamination and can also contribute to corrosion under certain conditions.
Turbidity – A cloudy or milky appearance of water that affects clarity. Turbidity is due to particles scattering or absorbing light, giving the water a cloudy appearance. It can be caused by suspended particles such as rust, silt, limestone, microorganisms, etc. Turbidity should be kept below 1 NTU.