Water Testing for Your Safety
You expect the water in your home to be safe for your family and your needs. From every aspect of water; bathing, drinking, preparing family meals, you need to know your water is safe. If your water supply contains harmful contaminants, you need to know so you can take steps to eliminate the problem.
Compass Property Inspections offers a thorough water testing, helping you feel safe when selling or buying a home. Whether selling or buying, this can help you properly move forward.
Thorough Water Testing
Our inspector takes samples from your home and a certified testing lab completes the analysis. The water may be subject to a number of different contaminants, depending on a home’s water source.
City Source Water Testing
- Basic profile test – This test panel includes results for coliform E.coli bacteria, chlorine, chloride, fluoride, nitrite-N, nitrate-N, pH, odor, color, turbidity, calcium, magnesium, total hardness, iron, manganese, sodium, sulfate, and copper.
- Lead – The lead in a home’s water supply may be due to plumbing or water lines. Because it’s odorless, colorless, and tasteless, testing is the only way to detect lead. Exposure may cause physical and developmental problems.
Well Water Testing
- Basic profile
- Arsenic – High arsenic levels in a well water supply can be a result of drilling a well through bedrock. Arsenic is a known carcinogen with no smell or taste. Testing is the only way to determine its presence.
- Uranium – Deep bedrock wells are susceptible to contamination by naturally occurring uranium. Uranium can cause kidney damage and testing is the only way to determine if well water is uranium free.
- Radon – Radon is a radioactive gas which occurs naturally in local soil and rock. It’s a known contributing factor to lung cancer. As its colorless, odorless, and tasteless, testing is the only way to confirm radon in a water supply.
- Volatile Organic Compounds – VOCs in water may contain carbon, hydrogen, and other elements. You may notice an odor in the air as they vaporize. VOCs may cause a wide range of adverse health effects.
The Importance of Water Testing
A harmful contaminant is typically not detected by tasting, smelling, or looking at your water. That’s why testing is so important. If the home you’re planning to sell or buy has a water potability issue, testing gives you the information you need to take corrective action.
Compass Property Inspections provides water testing as an elective service to homeowners and potential home buyers. We can perform the test during your sellers or buyers home inspection.