We cannot stress the importance of testing your private water source enough. Drinking or using contaminated water can cause severe illness, even death. But, here comes the kicker – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t have rules in place to protect your private water system. So, it’s up to you to make sure things are up to par.
Private water testing for your Warrenton VA well ensures your water is safe and meets all important water standards. This type of testing identifies contaminants in your water source and prevents water-borne diseases. At Joiner Micro Labs, we do this with water samples coupled with innovative technology to detect the amount and level of contaminants in your water.
But, what contaminants should you look out for and how often should you test for them? We understand private water testing isn’t as simple as it sounds. This is why we’ve compiled this concise, but comprehensive, guide to some of our more popular concerns to help erase some of the confusion.
What Should You Test For?
Our testing kits are affordable and can reveal the presence of contaminants in your water. Some of these contaminants are:
- Coliform bacteria
- Heavy metals
How Often Should You Test Your Well?
It’s recommended you conduct private water testing for your Warrenton VA water source at least once a year to check for nitrates and total coliform bacteria. But, that’s not all. For instance, it’s also recommended you check every 2 years for heavy metals, nitrites, copper, and lead. You should also check for pesticides every 5 years. But, if at any time you suspect there are high levels of a contaminant in your water, it’s important to check, even if it doesn’t align with testing guidelines. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
What’s the Process Like?
Our private water testing kits for your Warrenton VA well provide an affordable and effective way to determine if there are contaminants in your water. It only takes 3 simple steps:
- Call us today and one of our consultants will help you determine the right test for your needs.
- We mail you a test and a return postage paid box. Retrieve a sample of your well water and drop it off at your nearest post office.
- We’ll analyze your water and contact you within a few days to give you the results.
A Little More About Us
We are a Virginia NELAP Accredited Laboratory that’s been in business for over 25 years. Our goal is to provide high-quality, reliable tests that ensure your well water is safe for its intended use. For your convenience, we also offer:
- Public water compliance testing
- Wastewater testing
Ready to get started? One of our friendly representatives is waiting to guide you through our quick and easy process. We look forward to hearing from you.