Water Quality Testing for Homes with Wells

If your home uses a well, you want to ensure your water is healthy and safe to drink. It is possible for contaminants to seep into ground water or for old plumbing pipes to emit toxins into your water. Periodic quality testing for your well water can ensure the water you use for drinking, cooking and washing is safe for your family.

There are many factors that can affect well water. Chemicals used in agriculture or landscaping can be absorbed in large quantities into the ground water, tainting the water supply. Harmful bacteria like e. coli can containment your water. Old pipes can contain lead and release small amounts of lead in the water. Testing is the best way to know your water is safe.

Water Testing and Purification

A standard water quality test can be used to ensure your well and plumbing are providing healthy water for your home. You can buy a water testing kit or call a local plumber to perform a comprehensive test on your water supply. Testing once a year can alert you to health problems with your water. In between testing, you want to ensure your water is safe. Using a water purification or filtering system can remove many toxins from your water, helping improve the taste and safety. Your local plumber can install a water filtration system that will purify the water you use for drinking and cooking to keep your family’s health protected.

Water is one of the basic elements you depend on for health. Keep the water that comes into your home free from toxins by performing routine quality testing and using a reliable filtration system for your consumable water.

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Metro Septic LLC
1210 N Tennessee St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(404) 973-2471

Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

While most tap water is safe to drink, there is no way to be sure unless it is tested. Many cities still have lead piping and many old houses have it as well. There are other contaminants that can find there way into your tap water and be harmful to your family. The best way to be sure is to have your water tested.

What Should Water Be Tested For?

Depending on where you live and what industry is near by, there is several possible contaminants that could possibly get into your water supply. A water test will only tell you if certain elements are in your water. For example:

  • Agriculture. If agriculture areas are near by, testing for pesticides would be important.
  • Private well. Testing for bacteria and nitrates is very important when you receive your water from a well.
  • Lead. Regardless of the age of your home, testing for lead is always important.

Trihalomethanes (THMs). If you are on city water that uses chloride, make sure they test for THMs or test for them yourself. These are chemicals that can cause miscarriages in pregnant women.

Although there are home water tests, these only test for certain substances. The best way to test your water is to call a professional plumber who can have your water tested for specific contaminants. Otherwise, the generic tests may not test for the particular elements in your area.   Since clean healthy water is essential to our every day lives, it is worth the time and money to find out exactly what is in the water you drink, cook and bathe with daily.

Your plumber can also help you select and install a whole house water filter that can remove most common contaminants and help ensure your water supply is clean and safe.