Water Quality Testing

We work with EPA-certified laboratories to examine and assess water quality in your home. We offer three water quality testing packages.  The tests analyze water samples for impurities such as heavy metals, bacteria, and other contaminants.

What contaminants may be found in drinking water?
There is no such thing as naturally pure water. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves or absorbs the substances that it touches. Some of these substances are harmless. In fact, some people prefer mineral water precisely because minerals give it an appealing taste. However, at certain levels, minerals, just like man-made chemicals, are considered contaminants that can make water unpalatable or even unsafe. Some contaminants come from the erosion of natural rock formations. Other contaminants are substances discharged from factories, applied to farmlands, or used by consumers in their homes and yards. Sources of contaminants might be in your neighborhood or might be many miles away. Your local water quality report tells which contaminants are in your drinking water, the levels at which they were found, and the actual or likely source of each contaminant.

We offer three package options for testing.

Package #1 – Bacteria Analysis
This package tests for total Coliforms and E. Coli present.
$149 with home inspection – $199 as stand-alone service

Package #2 – Standard Home Loan Analysis
This package tests for total Coliforms and E. Coli present, nitrate, nitrite, and lead.
$199 with home inspection – $249 as stand-alone service

Package #3 – Domestic Water Analysis
This package tests for total Coliforms and E. Coli present, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, iron, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, nitrite, hardness, pH, corrosivity, alkalinity, and total dissolved solids.
$289 with home inspection – $339 as stand-alone service

*Water samples must be collected and shipped Monday – Wednesday. Samples must be cooled to 4°C-6°C and arrive at the lab within 30 hours of being collected.  These are requirements set forth by the lab and must be followed for accurate results.

*Results are emailed to us and will be forwarded to you once received.

If you have questions about water quality analysis, or would like to schedule , give us a call and we can answer your questions.

For more information on water quality testing, please visit these helpful resources:
Article from the EPA on Home Water Testing
Article from the CDC on contaminants in well water

Questions?

Please call, text, or email us to discuss your property’s needs. If you need more detail on any of the items listed above or if you would like us to take care of something that isn’t on the list, please contact us to discuss your request. We are happy to answer any question you may have.