Do you live in the countryside? If so, you are indeed living too far out from the city to take advantage of municipal water supply. This means you have a private well or a spring on your property for supplying you water for your daily use.
Most of the time, well water is much better than city water. However, this need not always be true. Sometimes, the water table in the countryside can become contaminated. When this happens, the water coming out of your well can make you unwell. The situation can even be fatal if the level of contaminants in the well water is very high. Most people think about the quality of the water they are using only when something unfortunate happens to their health. Wouldn’t it be great to know what’s in your drinking water and if it’s dangerous to your health a bit earlier? If so, you can get in touch with us. We can help you with private water testing in Warrenton, VA.
We are currently offering three different tests for possible pollutants that may be present in your drinking water. These are:
Nitrates – Generally, people who live in the countryside are involved more in agriculture and related activities. In such areas, there is a possibility of having high levels of nitrates in the water bed and in the well water they use. A nitrate test will tell you the exact levels of nitrates in your water sample.
Total Coliform Bacteria – This test either confirms the presence of Coliform bacteria in the water sample you give us or rules it out. Coliform bacteria are one of the leading causes of gastrointestinal illnesses. These bacteria can cause chronic digestive issues for you and your family if it is present in your drinking water. This is a standard water safety test you should do without fail. Note that if the sample you send us has the presence of Coliform bacteria, then we will further test it for the existence of E-Coli bacteria.
Lead – Lead is a harmful pollutant that can sometimes be found in the water you use for drinking. This was what happened with Flint, Michigan’s water supply. In their case, the automotive plants in the area introduced lead to the city’s water supply. However, lead can also leech into your drinking water if you live in an old house with corroded water pipes. This test helps you to know the exact lead levels in your water sample.
If you are worried that the water coming out of your tap is causing health issues to you or anyone else at your home, you can call us for private water testing in Warrenton, VA. We will be more than happy to help you to identify the pollutant in question.