If you’re on city water, you may not think testing is needed, or even particularly import. That’s probably exactly what the people who live in Flint, Michigan thought at one point too, and look how that worked out.
The simple truth is that although municipalities are required to provide water that’s safe to drink, they sometimes fail at that. Would it surprise you to learn that there are more than a thousand communities around the country with water problems even worse than Flint’s?
It’s true, and it underscores just how important periodic public water system testing in Middleburg, VA is. Our recommendation is to have your water tested on an annual basis for your safety and peace of mind.
Having your water tested is a simple process. Just give us a call and let us know which tests you want. If you don’t know, one of our experienced techs can get some basic information from you and help you make a few selections.
Once we know what tests you’re interested in, we’ll send you the proper collection materials along with instructions detailing how to properly collect your samples. Here’s a quick overview of that process:
- Use only the sample collection containers provided by us
- Don’t use our sample container if the seal is broken or if the bottle is cracked. In those cases, we will send you a replacement.
- Remove the aerator screen from the faucet you’ll be collecting your sample from.
- Soak a cotton ball with isopropyl alcohol.
- Swab the inside and outer portion of the faucet to ensure it is free of external contaminants.
- Run cold water for five minutes
- Without touching the insides of the collection container, open it.
- Fill the collection container to the 125 mL line.
- Screw the cap back on securely
- Write your name on the container
- Keep your sample cold or refrigerated until it is delivered to the lab or drop-off location nearest you.
That’s all there is to it! Public water system testing in Middleburg, VA isn’t hard or complicated but it is significantly more important than most people realize. The water you’re drinking could be making you sick or at the very least, be a contributing factor.
Also note that concern for hazardous substances in your water isn’t the only reason you may be interested in taking advantage of our public water system testing service in Middleburg, VA. If you’re unhappy with the taste, smell or other characteristics of your water, testing will help you get to the root of the problem so you can take steps to improve its overall quality.
Give us a call when you’re ready to get started. You’ll be very glad you did.