Why Test Your Home’s Water?
Your home’s water supply could contain contaminants such as lead, bacteria, and pesticides that can cause health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for acceptable levels of these contaminants in public drinking water, but you need to be aware that the quality of your home’s private well or city tap may not meet those standards. Testing your water regularly is an important step in protecting you and your family from health risks related to contaminated drinking water.
What Should You Test For?
When testing your home’s water, you should look for certain common contaminants. These include lead, bacteria, nitrates/nitrites, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH levels, hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium, chlorine/chloramines (which are disinfectants added by some municipal systems), fluoride (which is added to many municipal systems intentionally), and volatile organic compounds such as pesticides. It is also important to note that if you have a well or septic tank, it may contain high concentrations of iron or manganese.
How We Can Help
At Atlantic Blue Water Center, we offer comprehensive residential drinking water tests that can detect contaminants mentioned above and more so that you can make sure your family is safe from any potential health risks related to contaminated drinking water. Our experienced team will collect samples from your home; analyze them in our state-certified lab; issue a detailed report with results; and provide assistance interpreting the results so that any necessary remediation steps can be taken. We provide a variety of water treatment options that can be explored if your home’s water is found to be contaminated.
Water Treatment Options for Your Home
With the many benefits of treating the water in your home, it is important to understand your different options. Reverse osmosis is one option available for households looking to improve the quality of their drinking water. It works by pushing water through a semi-permeable membrane that helps remove large amounts of dissolved solids from the water. A more affordable and less complicated option is installing a water softener, which works to reduce hard minerals like calcium and magnesium. Finally, there is also water filtration systems available for homes too that can be very effective at eliminating contaminants like bacteria and lead particles. With this knowledge, you can now make an informed decision on how to best treat and purify the water in your home.
Contact Atlantic Blue Water Center for Free Water Testing
Ensuring the safety and quality of your home’s drinking supply is incredibly important for everyone living there – especially those who may be susceptible due to age or existing health conditions – so it pays off to have it tested regularly by experts like us! If you are looking for reliable and affordable home water testing services, then look no further than our team here at Atlantic Blue Water Center. Contact us today at 410-751-9200 for more information about our services!