How long has it been since you took advantage of our private water testing service in Manassas, VA? If you’ve never had your well or spring water tested before, how do you know it’s safe? If it’s been more than a year since your last test, how do you know something hasn’t changed?
Unfortunately, there’s no agency, no central authority that measures and tracks the quality of privately owned water sources, so if you want to know whether or not the water you rely on for drinking, cooking, and bathing is safe, you’ll have to do it yourself.
We can help with that! Our private water testing service in Manassas, VA is fast, reliable and comprehensive. In all, we offer nine different water test that can give you deep insights into exactly what’s in what you’re drinking.
Broadly speaking, our tests fall into two categories: tests for specific pollutants that can damage your health and tests that are designed to help you improve the quality and flavor of the water you rely on. If you’re fine with the taste and smell of your water and you just want to make sure that there are no pollutants in it, we offer three different tests, including:
Lead – Remember when little Flint, Michigan made headlines around the world? This is the problem they had with their water. In their case, the lead was introduced by automotive plants in the area, but many older homes in our area may have lead in their water leeching in from older pipes inside the home itself. This test will tell you exactly what the lead levels in your water are.
We’ve even seen a few cases where farms that relied on the heavy use of vehicles that ran on leaded gasoline in decades past wound up with high lead content in their private water supplies.
Total Coliform Bacteria – Coliform bacteria is one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal illnesses. If you, or members of your family are experiencing chronic gastrointestinal issues, the water you’re drinking may be the culprit. This test will either confirm that or rule it out.
This should be considered the standard water safety test. Note that if the sample you send us fails this test, then we will automatically test further, for the presence of E-Coli bacteria.
And Nitrates – If you live in an area where there’s lots of agricultural activity, you could easily have a high concentration of nitrates in the water you are drinking. The results of this test will tell you if the level of nitrates in your water is a problem. A high concentration of nitrates can lead to a variety of serious medical conditions and in extreme cases can even be fatal.
Your family’s health is too important to take chances with. If you even suspect you’ve got something harmful in the water you rely on, give us a call and take advantage of our private water testing service in Manassas, VA. You’ll be very glad you did.