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?
In nature, all water naturally carries some impurities. As water flows through streams, rests in lakes, and filters through soil and rocks in the ground, it dissolves or absorbs substances it comes into contact with. Some of these substances are harmless, and that’s why some people enjoy mineral water for its appealing taste. However, minerals, just like man-made chemicals, can become contaminants when present in high amounts, making water unpalatable or unsafe. Contaminants can originate from eroded rock formations, factories’ discharges, farmland applications, or household and yard usage. These sources might be nearby or miles away. Your local water quality report provides vital information about the contaminants in your drinking water, their levels, and where they likely came from.
We offer three package options for testing.
Package #1 – Bacteria Analysis
This package tests for total Coliforms and E. Coli present.
$165 with home inspection – $229 as stand-alone service
Package #2 – Standard Home Loan Analysis
This package tests for total Coliforms and E. Coli present, nitrate, nitrite, and lead.
$209 with home inspection – $269 as stand-alone service
Package #3 – Domestic Water Analysis
This package tests for total Coliforms and E. Coli present, nitrate, nitrite, pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, hardness, chloride, sulfate, fluoride, iron, potassium, sodium, and Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR).
$309 with home inspection – $369 as stand-alone service
*Additional metals can be tested for with each testing package. Each additional metal tested for is $20.
*Water samples must be collected Monday – Thursday.
*Results are emailed to us and will be forwarded to you once received. This can take up to 10 business days.
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