Do you get your water from the town’s water supply, as opposed to having a well on your property? How does it taste to you?
It might surprise you to know that the water you pull from the tap could have a very different flavor than the water your neighbors are drinking. Sure, much of the time it’s pretty similar, but your pipes aren’t their pipes, and something in your pipes could be impacting the flavor of your water.
That’s one of the reasons we recommend taking advantage of our public water system testing service in Leesburg, VA about once a year, or any time you notice an unexpected change in the quality of the water you’re drinking.
Water companies are legally obligated to provide safe drinking water, but even then, sometimes they fail in that regard. Flint, Michigan is a case in point. There’s a difference though, between water that’s technically safe to drink and high-quality drinking water, and let’s face it, quality matters, so if your water has a funny taste to it, or if it’s staining your clothes when you do laundry, or staining your toilets, sinks, and shower, testing will reveal why.
Our public water system testing service in Leesburg, VA offers a range of tests designed to help you assess and understand the quality of your water. The tests we offer include:
Iron – If your sinks, toilet, and tub are stained with a reddish-brown discoloration, the likeliest culprit is a high concentration of iron in your water. Iron is also one of the substances that will discolor your clothes when you do laundry if it is present in sufficient concentration.
Manganese – Like iron, a high concentration of manganese in the water coming into your home will stain your sinks, toilets, and tub, along with any clothing you wash. Testing will reveal is manganese is the root of your issue.
pH – A high or low pH level impacts the taste of the water you’re drinking, and what’s more, high pH levels can corrode the pipes in your home, which can cause a variety of dangerous metals to leach into the water your family relies on.
Sulfates – Does your water smell like rotten eggs? Sulfates are the likely culprit. This test will confirm that, and tell you how big a problem you’ve got.
In addition to that, our public water system testing service in Leesburg, VA includes tests for water hardness and total dissolved solids. On the health front, we offer tests for nitrates, lead and total coliform bacteria. Basically, if there’s something in your water, we can help you identify what it is and how much of a danger it represents, giving you all the information you need to improve the quality and safety of the water your family relies on. Call us today.