Water quality testing is an important first step in making sure your home has the best water possible. The term “water quality testing” just refers to the process of analyzing water. These analyses may focus on a few aspects. Most will look for contaminants, including chemicals and organic matter.
Your water quality test will look for the following contaminants.
In addition to the contaminants listed above, the CDC and EPA provide regulations for the ninety different substances and their allowable levels in drinking water. Professional water quality testing is the most comprehensive home water test available. It will find which, if any, contaminants appear in your water at unsafe levels.
Often, you will hear that water quality testing is important for homes with wells. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey in 2009 found that one in five private wells had more than the recommended number of contaminants. Clearly, testing the quality of well water is important, but it should also be done on city water. City water is generally safe, but it may have chemicals or minerals that affect the taste.
Depending on the results of your water quality test, it may be recommended that you use a water softener or install a water filter. The test may find that chemicals, contaminants, or minerals exist at unsafe levels in your water. This situation requires water filtration, but you may want to have a water filter installed to improve the taste of your water filter as well.
Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning are your sources for expert water quality testing in Yucaipa, CA. We also offer water quality testing at the following locations.
You and your family must drink safe water. Water quality testing can help ensure that your water is safe. Contact Russell’s today to learn more about our water quality test. We are happy to walk you through the process, the results, and offer solutions to improve the quality of your water.