In honor of Water Quality Month, we want to make sure your family is safe from any bacteria or contaminants that may be housed in your water supply.
Here are the steps that you need to take to test your water quality:
- If your home is connected to public water, your water is almost certainly going to be good. Water systems are tested very frequently by the supplier. If your home is connected to a well, it is highly recommended to have it tested at minimum of once a year.
- Side note: Keep your well head clear of debris and, more importantly, critters.
- Find an at home testing kit or local lab that will diagnosis your water sample.
- You can purchase one here: First Alert WT1 Drinking Water Test Kit
- Contaminants that you may find on your water report:
Nuisance Bacteria: not always harmful
Disease-causing bacteria: most common
Iron: yellow or orange colored water
Magnesium: black or purple colored water
Hydrogen sulphide (sulfur): smells like rotten eggs
Hard Water: caused by calcium carbonate (salt)g
Lead: caused by leaded solder and old brass plumbing
*There are a wide variety of chemicals that may appear on your report, however these are typically the ones you will see on the list.